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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Little bit of an update on redshirt situation

Wanting to go to the best source to clarify whether sophomore forward Morgan Tuck would be eligible for a medical redshirt season, I reached out to UConn Senior Women's Administrator Deb Corum and after doing some checking around, here is what she emailed to me.

"Depending on what happens the remainder of the season and assuming that Morgan will not play any future games, then we will submit a medical hardship waiver at the end of the season. We cannot submit the waiver to the NCAA until the season is completed."

When I spoke with UConn Geno Auriemma he was concerned that since she played in games after the completion of the fall semester that she might not be eligible for a redshirt season but the fact that UConn is planning to apply for a fifth year of eligibility for Morgan is a sign that they think there is a chance she could be the recipient of another season. According to the UConn compliance department, she would. meet the criteria of not playing in more than 30 percent of UConn's games and not playing in a game in the second half of the season. Of course all of this is merely speculation because it sounds like Tuck hasn't given up on playing this season so if her knee issues show improvement in the next week or two, perhaps she will be able to return to the court. Obviously this is a subject matter that will be addressed at the next media availability session on Saturday.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim, it's not a "chance" that she might qualify but rather a certainty. Her last game was UConn's 16th game. They will have a total of 32 games per the NCAA formula. Thus she has NOT played at all in the second half of the season.

1:42 PM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

UConn's Hall of Fame head coach and Senior Women's Administrator are uncertain if she falls under that threshold but I guess they aren't as well informed as you are.

2:31 PM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

The fact is that the NCAA can still rule that game No. 16 falls in the second half of the season because it came after the conclusion of the fall semester and that won't be known until UConn submits the request for a waiver and it gets ruled on by the NCAA if it gets to that point. In other words it is not as black and white as it may appear.

2:42 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always entertaining to see keyboard warriors attacking you, Rich, and John.

3:27 PM 

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