The NCAA staff has denied sophomore wide receiver Justin McCay's eligibility waiver request. The University of Kansas says it plans to appeal.
McCay had requested a waiver of the NCAA's rule that requires transfers to sit out a year of competition. The NCAA staff today said it could not approve KU's request for a waiver based on the guidelines the staff is required to follow.
The Subcommittee for Legislative Relief is the only group with the authority to deviate from the waiver guidelines. “We are disappointed in the NCAA staff’s decision,” said head coach Charlie Weis. “But we will take its advice and will appeal to the Subcommittee. We certainly hope that the members of the Subcommittee, who work day-to-day on campuses and in conference offices, will see Justin’s situation for what it is and make a decision that is in his best interest."
KU plans to make its appeal by next Tuesday, April 24. The Subcommittee will make its decision by 5:00 p.m. on May 1.