Buckles denied waiver to play for Gophers basketball team

  • Article by: AMELIA RAYNO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 29, 2013 - 12:15 AM

Commissioner Craig Thompson has helped the league thrive.

 

Rakeem Buckles’ waiver to be eligible to play this season for the Gophers men’s basketball team was denied by the NCAA, associate athletic director Chris Werle said.

The university will appeal the decision on Buckles’ behalf. Buckles signed a Big Ten tender and was admitted to Minnesota, but had not enrolled because of the uncertainty of the waiver. How long the appeal process will take is unknown, Werle said.

Gophers coach Richard Pitino was on the staff that helped recruit Buckles to Louisville in 2009. After playing parts of three seasons there, the 6-8, 205 pound power forward transferred to Florida International for the 2012-13 season, where Pitino was the new head coach, and sat out during a redshirt year while rehabbing a knee injury.

Pitino was interested in coaching Buckles once again with the Gophers, who have depth issues in their frontcourt. Candidates to play inside for the Gophers next year are Elliott Eliason, Mo Walker, Charles Buggs, Oto Osenieks and Joey King. Minnesota has one scholarship remaining for the coming year.

Buckles seemed to be a good candidate for an NCAA waiver based on FIU’s recent postseason ineligibility. The NCAA granted a waiver in light of that situation to former FIU guard Malik Smith, who transferred to the Gophers.

Unless the appeal is successful, this should be the end of the Buckles-to-Minnesota conversation. Without a waiver, Buckles would need to sit out another redshirt season. But with the upcoming season marking the fifth (and final) year of eligibility, he would need to request another waiver for a sixth year to play for the Gophers in 2014-15.

• This year’s Big Ten schedule was released Wednesday. The Gophers will play Illinois (home), Indiana (home), Michigan State (away) and Nebraska (away) once each and every other conference opponent twice. The only nationally televised games scheduled at this time are Ohio State at Minnesota on Jan. 16 (ESPN2) and Minnesota at Wisconsin on Feb. 13 (ESPN or ESPN2). See a full schedule in Scoreboard, Page C9.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Minnesota 17 3rd Qtr
Miami 7
Baltimore 0 2nd Qtr 1:08
Houston 16
Detroit 7 3rd Qtr
Chicago 7
Cleveland 3 3rd Qtr
Carolina 10
Atlanta 13 3rd Qtr
New Orleans 7
Green Bay 10 3rd Qtr
Tampa Bay 3
Kansas City 6 3rd Qtr
Pittsburgh 10
New England 7 3rd Qtr 15:00
NY Jets 10
NY Giants 3:05 PM
St. Louis
Buffalo 3:25 PM
Oakland
Indianapolis 3:25 PM
Dallas
Seattle 7:30 PM
Arizona
Denver 12/22/14 7:30 PM
Cincinnati
New York 2:30 PM
Toronto
Memphis 3:30 PM
Cleveland
Boston 5:00 PM
Miami
Detroit 5:00 PM
Brooklyn
LA Lakers 5:00 PM
Sacramento
Philadelphia 5:00 PM
Orlando
Phoenix 5:00 PM
Washington
Indiana 6:00 PM
Minnesota
New Orleans 6:00 PM
Oklahoma City
Colorado 5:00 PM
Detroit
Dallas 5:00 PM
Edmonton
Buffalo 6:00 PM
Boston
Carolina 6:00 PM
NY Rangers
Toronto 6:00 PM
Chicago
Philadelphia 8:00 PM
Winnipeg
Harvard 27 FINAL
Virginia 76
Maine 42 2nd Half 10:27
Army 43
Ferris State 61 2nd Half 10:31
Bowling Green 52
San Francisco 51 2nd Half 7:39
Cleveland State 52
Oregon State 48 2nd Half 3:25
Quinnipiac 53
Coastal Carolina 28 2nd Half 16:18
Central Arkansas 32
Holy Cross 11 1st Half 6:45
Canisius 17
Southern Miss 18 1st Half 5:46
Georgia State 32
Western Carolina 12 1st Half 7:56
UNC-Asheville 23
Creighton 12 1st Half 5:25
North Texas 22
Maryland 17 1st Half 6:48
Oklahoma State 18
Cornell 25 1st Half 7:30
Radford 24
Vermont 13 1st Half 7:20
Saint Louis 14
Loyola-Maryland 17 1st Half 6:12
Stony Brook 14
Reinhardt 17 1st Half 7:48
Winthrop 24
Ark-Little Rock 25 1st Half 4:29
Green Bay 27
TX-Pan American 28 1st Half 6:00
Nebraska Omaha 25
Alabama State 21 1st Half 6:45
Evansville 32
FIU 8 1st Half 15:23
Hartford 13
Goshen 1:35 PM
Valparaiso
Bryant 2:00 PM
Denver
Austin Peay 2:00 PM
Lipscomb
Tennessee St 2:00 PM
Middle Tennessee
South Dakota 2:00 PM
Montana
ULM 2:00 PM
Samford
Coker 2:30 PM
South Carolina
USC 3:00 PM
Boston College
Northern Ariz 3:00 PM
Hampton
SD Christian 3:00 PM
San Diego
UC Irvine 3:30 PM
Bradley
Troy 3:30 PM
Nicholls
Seton Hall 5:00 PM
Georgia
Appalachian St 5:30 PM
Alabama
North Dakota St 6:00 PM
Kent State
San Jose St 6:00 PM
Washington St
Alcorn State 8:00 PM
Texas-El Paso
Sacramento St 9:00 PM
Seattle
Nevada 3 FINAL
Louisiana 16
Utah State 21 FINAL
Texas-El Paso 6
(23) Utah 45 FINAL
Colorado State 10
Western Mich 24 FINAL
Air Force 38
South Alabama 28 FINAL
Bowling Green 33
BYU 12/22/14 1:00 PM
Memphis
Marshall 12/23/14 5:00 PM
Northern Ill
Navy 12/23/14 8:30 PM
San Diego St
Central Mich 12/24/14 11:00 AM
Western Ky
Fresno State 12/24/14 7:00 PM
Rice
Illinois 12/26/14 12:00 PM
Louisiana Tech
Rutgers 12/26/14 3:30 PM
North Carolina
NC State 12/26/14 7:00 PM
UCF
Cincinnati 12/27/14 12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Duke 12/27/14 1:10 PM
(15) Arizona State
Miami-Florida 12/27/14 3:00 PM
So Carolina
Boston College 12/27/14 3:30 PM
Penn State
(25) Nebraska 12/27/14 7:00 PM
(24) USC
Cal-Irvine 55 FINAL
Denver 63
St Marys-CA 52 FINAL
George Washington 70
TX-San Antonio 49 FINAL
Nicholls 57
Portland State 71 FINAL
Columbia 66
Tenn Tech 62 FINAL
Morgan State 56
SMU 43 FINAL
Auburn 56
Quinnipiac 70 FINAL
Hartford 58
Hofstra 75 FINAL
Boston College 61
Eastern Washington 55 FINAL
Georgia Southern 42
Liberty 38 2nd Half 6:05
(1) South Carolina 76
Fairleigh Dickinson 49 2nd Half 7:20
Brown 55
Buffalo 58 2nd Half 8:05
Long Island 57
Bucknell 52 2nd Half 7:48
Mount St Marys 38
Stony Brook 59 2nd Half 6:32
Wagner 65
FIU 62 2nd Half 7:36
Wofford 56
Duquesne 29 2nd Half 11:21
Providence 38
Maine 45 2nd Half 4:05
William & Mary 45
Alabama State 32 2nd Half 8:53
Samford 41
TX-Pan American 35 2nd Half 7:21
VA Commonwealth 53
South Dakota St 57 2nd Half 5:41
Marist 68
Saint Josephs 50 2nd Half 0:28
(5) Notre Dame 64
Radford 41 2nd Half 9:13
Virginia Tech 51
(3) Texas 31 2nd Half
(4) Texas A&M 32
Rhode Island 36 2nd Half 16:47
Bryant 31
South Florida 12 1st Half 11:44
Penn State 10
Sam Houston St 18 1st Half 6:15
TCU 30
Evansville 9 1st Half 8:12
IUPUI 21
(14) Maryland 35 1st Half 7:32
Coppin State 14
Mercer 22 1st Half 6:24
Coll of Charleston 23
NC A&T 6 1st Half 12:40
Chattanooga 10
Princeton 29 1st Half 7:50
Monmouth 9
Eastern Illinois 30 1st Half 2:40
Lehigh 35
Rider 21 1st Half 5:27
Binghamton 22
SC State 8 1st Half 6:29
Clemson 18
Fairfield 20 1st Half 6:54
Iowa State 26
Richmond 39 1st Half 3:50
Eastern Kentucky 20
Cleveland State 33 1st Half 3:57
Morehead St 32
Kent State 18 1st Half 5:02
Colgate 23
South Alabama 5 1st Half 4:09
UAB 38
Saint Peters 10 1st Half 6:13
Navy 22
Youngstown St 21 1st Half 3:28
Pittsburgh 36
NJIT 14 1st Half 7:42
Lafayette 14
Davidson 6 1st Half 8:39
Charlotte 24
Indiana State 1:30 PM
St Johns
Southern U 1:30 PM
Florida
Wright State 0 1st Half 20:00
Purdue 0
(19) Oklahoma St 2:00 PM
USC
Houston 2:00 PM
Texas Tech
Ark-Little Rock 2:00 PM
Tulsa
Dayton 2:00 PM
Vanderbilt
Northern Ariz 2:00 PM
New Mexico
UNC-Asheville 2:00 PM
USC Upstate
North Dakota 2:00 PM
South Dakota
Western Ill 2:00 PM
Marquette
Elon 2:00 PM
(6) North Carolina
Ball State 2:00 PM
Western Ky
(8) Kentucky 2:00 PM
(13) Duke
New Orleans 2:00 PM
Alabama
Chicago State 2:00 PM
Milwaukee
Bowling Green 2:00 PM
Bradley
Ill-Springfield 2:00 PM
SE Missouri St
Northern Ill 2:00 PM
Northern Iowa
(23) Iowa 2:05 PM
Drake
Central Michigan 2:30 PM
Minnesota
Western Carolina 2:30 PM
North Florida
Wyoming 3:00 PM
Colorado
Portland 3:00 PM
Boise State
Cal Poly 3:00 PM
Colorado State
No Dakota State 3:00 PM
Grand Canyon
Albany 3:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
Oklahoma 3:00 PM
Arkansas
Idaho State 3:00 PM
Seattle
(18) Michigan State 3:00 PM
(19) Syracuse
Northwestern 3:30 PM
Arizona State
TX-Arlington 3:30 PM
North Texas
Fresno State 4:00 PM
Oregon
St Francis-PA 4:00 PM
Coastal Carolina
UNLV 4:00 PM
CS-Bakersfield
UCLA 4:00 PM
(2) Connecticut
(10) Louisville 4:00 PM
(24) California
Howard 5:00 PM
Virginia
Miami-Ohio 6:00 PM
(21) Miss State
Illinois-Chicago 8:30 PM
Old Dominion
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

<
Gophers Football Time W L Score
2014 season     
Aug 28 - vs. E. Illinois 6 pmX42-20
Sep 6 - vs. M. Tennessee St. 2:30 pmX35-24
Sep 13 - at TCU 3 pmX30-7
Sep 20 - vs. San Jose St. 3 p.m.X24-7
Sep 27 - at Michigan 2:30 pmX30-14
Oct 11 - vs. Northwestern 11 amX24-17
Oct 18 - vs. Purdue 11 amX39-38
Oct 25 - at Illinois 11 amX28-24
Nov 8 - vs. Iowa 11 amX51-14
Nov 15 - vs. Ohio State 11 amX31-24
Nov 22 - at Nebraska 11 amX28-24
Nov 29 - at Wisconsin 2:30 pmX34-24
Jan 1 - vs. Missouri noon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: How much do you like the Gophers going to the Citrus Bowl?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close