NCAA Rules Rhodes Eligible to Play for MT

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The NCAA was quick to respond to the eligibility of an MTSU walk-on football player and former Marine. They ruled today (Monday) that Steven Rhodes will be able to play for the Blue Raiders immediately and maintain all four years of eligibility. WGNS' Rafferty Cleary has more...

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Kevin Lennon, NCAA vice president of academic and membership affairs, says as a part of the ongoing review of NCAA rules, they'll examine the organized competition rules, especially as it impacts those returning from military service.

MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee says this is exciting news for Steven and Middle Tennessee State University. He expressed gratitude to the NCAA for reviewing this situation and granting Steven the ability to play this fall. McPhee adds they're hopeful that the NCAA will look at the bylaws regarding all individuals who serve in the military before becoming a student-athlete.

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