Go give your local NC State basketball fan a hug today. He or she probably needs it.
It has been a pretty awful day for the Wolfpack. This morning, archrival North Carolina essentially got off unscathed after a nearly four-year investigation into the school’s academic fraud.
To top it off, an NC State guard has been ruled ineligible because he enrolled in a pair of college courses.
Braxton Beverly originally enrolled at Ohio State, and began to take summer classes. After Thad Matta unexpectedly left the program, he elected to make the move to NC State ahead of the season. Because he began his studies at Ohio State, the NCAA determined that he will have to sit out for a season before playing for the Wolfpack.
BREAKING FROM NC STATE: Freshman guard Braxton Beverly has been ruled ineligible by NCAA. The school plans to appeal the decision
— Joe Giglio (@jwgiglio) October 13, 2017
NC State will appeal, and if there is any logic and common sense used in this case, Beverly should be allowed to play this season.
Of course, we’re dealing with the NCAA, so…