Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/19/12
Wisconsin on Thursday reversed its position on the pending transfer of freshman forward Jarrod Uthoff, ending an attempt by Badgers coach Bo Ryan to block as many as 25 schools from contacting the player. Ryan came under fire after it was revealed he put together an unusually large list of schools barred from contacting the 6-foot-8 freshman, who announced his intention to leave Madison last week. Uthoff, who appealed the release restrictions, met with university officials Thursday, who determined he could transfer to any school outside the Big Ten. Under NCAA rules, a transferring player cannot speak to other schools until those schools have been granted permission by the player's current university. Ryan earlier barred contact with all Big Ten schools, all ACC schools, Iowa State and in-state rival Marquette, according to multiple reports. Uthoff, a Cedar Rapids native who was named Iowa's "Mr. Basketball" as a high school senior, chose the Badgers over Iowa, Iowa State, Butl...
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