Archived Story

Herd’s Canty ruled ineligible

Published 1:34am Friday, November 16, 2012

Staff Report


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The NCAA has ruled Marshall freshman point guard Kareem Canty ineligible for practice and competition this season after the University exhausted all its available appeals. He will be permitted to retain his full athletic scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. Upon conclusion of the 2013 spring semester, he may rejoin the team in full capacity.

“We are very surprised and extremely disappointed in the decision by both the Eligibility Center and the NCAA regarding Kareem’s initial eligibility,” said Marshall coach Tom Herrion.

“He excelled as a student in our summer sessions at Marshall and his academic performance to date this semester has been terrific. Our basketball family will continue to support Kareem through this most disappointing experience.”

The Tribune believes it is possible for people with a variety of points of view to discuss issues in a civil manner and will remove comments that, in our opinion, foster incivility. We want to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas. Responsibility for what is posted or contributed to this site is the sole responsibility of each user. By contributing to this website, you agree not to post any defamatory, abusive, harassing, obscene, sexual, threatening or illegal material, or any other material that infringes on the ability of others to enjoy this site, or that infringes on the rights of others. Any user who feels that a contribution to this website is a violation of these terms of use is encouraged to email, or click the "report comment" link that is on all comments. We reserve the right to remove messages that violate these terms of use and we will make every effort to do so — within a reasonable time frame — if we determine that removal is necessary.

Editor's Picks

Apple butter on sale to benefit Shop With a Cop

SOUTH POINT — Law enforcement agencies in Lawrence County have kicked off the annual apple butter fundraiser for the Shop With a Cop program. Every year, ... Read more