FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -The NCAA ruled Friday that transfer quarterback Ryan Mallett must sit out a year before playing for Arkansas.
The Razorbacks had asked the NCAA to waive the requirement that Mallett sit out a year. Mallett transferred from Michigan after coach Lloyd Carr retired and was replaced by Rich Rodriguez.
Mallett can practice with the team, but not play during the 2008 season. He practiced with Arkansas this spring, but missed many practices with a thumb injury.
``For now, I will focus on finishing up the semester academically, rehabilitating my (thumb) injury and getting prepared for preseason camp,'' Mallett said. ``I look forward to taking the field for the Razorbacks when I have that opportunity.''
The 6-foot-7 quarterback played in 11 games for the Wolverines last year. He has three years of eligibility remaining.
Mallett was 61-of-141 for 892 yards with seven touchdown passes and five interceptions last season at Michigan as Chad Henne's backup.
The NCAA decision eliminated one competitor for returning starter Casey Dick, who went 33-of-49 for 404 yards in last week's spring game.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

final coll. plays for sat on Sun, Dec 2016 by Timmy1961
hey shark just ngot in volunteer work tonight on Sun, Dec 2016 by Timmy1961
Bills Tomorrow? on Sat, Dec 2016 by Strakey
nba plays final on Sat, Dec 2016 by Timmy1961
Pick Wiz 12/3 Late Play on Sat, Dec 2016 by pickwiz
Advertisement

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Line Moving in Big Ten Title Game The spread in tonight's Big Ten Championship Game has moved two full points off the original number set by oddsmakers.
Thumbnail Line Moves Again in ACC Title Game The line in the ACC Championship Game between Clemson and Virginia Tech continues to move ahead of tonight's 8:00PM ET kickoff.
Thumbnail Big Ten Championship Prediction When No. 7 Penn State takes on No. 6 Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship tonight, which...
Thumbnail ACC Championship Prediction Will No. 3 Clemsonhave any trouble when it takes on No. 23 Virginia Techin the ACC...
Thumbnail MWC Championship Prediction Who will walk away with the Mountain West Championship when Wyoming and San Diego State collide tonight at 7:45PM...
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages