OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The NCAA has awarded Creighton's Grant Gibbs a sixth season of eligibility - a decision that could end up costing coach Greg McDermott thousands of dollars.
That's because McDermott's son - two-time first-team All-American Doug McDermott - probably will have to play his final season as a walk-on to free up a scholarship for Gibbs.
Greg McDermott said Tuesday he didn't have Gibbs penciled in on his 2013-14 roster because he doubted the NCAA would buy Creighton's argument that Gibbs should get an extra year because of injuries that limited him when he was at Gonzaga.
Greg McDermott said Doug becomes a walk-on if all 13 scholarship players show up in the fall. He would get a discount on Doug's tuition because he's a university employee.
Advertisement

NCAAB Headlines

Advertisement

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Texas vs. Baylor Pick No. 6 Baylor looks to make quick work of Texas when the two meet up tonight in Big 12 action at 7PM ET?
Thumbnail Kansas vs. Iowa State Prediction Iowa State is a home underdog tonight against Kansas in Big 12 play. Are the Cyclones a good bet to cover when the teams tip-off at 9:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Syracuse vs. UNC Pick No. 11 North Carolina is a big favorite at home today when it welcomes Syracuse to town when they meet at 7PM ET.
Thumbnail Creighton vs. Xavier Pick It’s a huge Big East matchup today at 2PM ET when No. 15 Xavier hosts No. 8 Creighton. Which team has the edge?
Thumbnail USC vs. Colorado Prediction Colorado is a small home favorite tonight against USC in Pac-12 play. Are the Buffs worth a play for bettors?

NCAAB Team Pages