SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -Syracuse guard Eric Devendorf has been given an additional year of athletic eligibility.
Devendorf, a key member of the basketball team who missed 25 of the Orange's 35 games last season with a knee injury, has been granted a hardship waiver by the Big East Conference.
The school applied on Devendorf's behalf after he suffered a torn ACL in a game last December against East Tennessee State and missed the rest of the season. Devendorf started the first 10 games of 2007-08 and averaged 17 points a game.
For the 2008-09 season, Devendorf will be classified as a senior academically and a junior in athletic eligibility.

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