PITTSBURGH (AP) -The NCAA has rejected Pittsburgh forward Mike Cook's request for an extra year of eligibility.
The school appealed to the NCAA after Cook's senior season ended with a knee injury. Cook played in 11 games before the injury Dec. 20 against Duke.
Under NCAA rules, an extra year of eligibility is possible if the athlete plays 30 percent or fewer of the team's games. Pitt played 37 games last season - but that included six postseason games, which under NCAA rules count only as one combined game for medical redshirt purposes.
That means Cook played in 34 percent of the Panthers' games.
Cook graduated with a degree in communications last spring.

NCAAB Headlines

More inNCAAB News  

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Texas to contend in 2016-17? Now with a year at Texas under his belt, can Shaka Smart expect bigger things from the Longhorns in 2016-17?
Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Championship Odds Following Villanova’s big win in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, who has emerged as the favorite to win the 2017 NCAA Tournament?
Thumbnail Will Huskies reach hallowed ground vs.Orange?   As the old saying goes, three things are certain in life: death, taxes and UConn in an NCAA tournament setting.
Thumbnail Nova vs. UNC Player Prop Odds & Picks Here’s a look at some of the player prop odds ahead of tonight’s national championship matchup between North Carolina and Villanova at 9:19PM ET.
Thumbnail National Title Line Movement Report Both the side and the total have moved ahead of tonight’s NCAA National Championship Game between North Carolina and Villanova.
More inNCAAB Articles  

NCAAB Team Pages