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Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com is reporting that former Louisville forward Rakeem Buckles has been denied a waiver from the NCAA and will not be allowed play for Minnesota this season.
Buckles’ collegiate career at Louisville hit an unfortunate road block between 2011 and 2012 as he suffered two torn ACL’s in less than a calendar year. He decided to head back home to Miami, FL., and attend Florida International, where Richard Pitino had recently been hired. Buckles spent the 2012-13 season rehabbing and will finally be healthy and ready for his final year of college basketball in 2013-14.
Just as things started to get better for Buckles, he again found himself in an unfortunate situation. In early April, Richard Pitino left FIU after just one season to take the head coaching job at Minnesota. To make matters worse, FIU will not be able to compete in the post-season next year, due to APR issues with the NCAA.
Buckles decided to follow Richard Pitino to Minnesota where he was expected to re...
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The NCAA has denied forward Rakeem Buckles' waiver request to play this season after following coach Richard Pitino from Florida International to Minnesota.
Minnesota associate athletic director Chris Werle says the decision came Wednesday. Buckles played three seasons at Louisville under Pitino's father, Rick. But he suffered two torn ACLs and sat out last season after...
The NCAA has denied forward Rakeem Buckles' appeal for a waiver request to play this season after following coach Richard Pitino from Florida International to Minnesota.
Minnesota announced the decision on Tuesday. The school was appealing the NCAA's initial decision in August that denied Buckles' waiver petition.
Buckles played three seasons at Louisville under Pitino...
The Big Ten seems to keep getting better and better, which means the conference schedule gets tougher and tougher. Conference schedules were released for all Big Ten teams this afternoon, you can view the composite schedule here, Minnesota’s schedule is below. 01/02/14 vs. Michigan * Williams Arena 6:00 p.m. CT 01/05/14 vs. Purdue * Williams […]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When Richard Pitino left Florida International to take the job at Minnesota, he planned to bring a couple of his players with him to help jumpstart the process of reshaping the Golden Gophers into the type of up-tempo, pressing team that he prefers.
The list of players transferring to Minnesota with him just got a little bit shorter.
The NCAA denied forward...