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    BYU

    I dont know what the rule is per the NCAA but I tend to think it is unfair how BYU has athletes that can go on "missions" for two years and then come back to fulfil their eligibility. It is pretty much like giving them two more years to mature and improve their game. Their 2011 B-ball class has 3 players that have been on missions. I know over 1/3 of their football team completes a mission before enrolling.



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    Re: BYU

    Come on man, you have 5 years of COLLEGE to play 4 yrs not 5 yrs of life to play 4. I could play the next 2 yrs then drop out for 10 then play 1 then drop out for 10 and then play.

    Its not even close to unfair, they just choose to do something other than college/sports for 2 yrs of their life. Kudos to them.



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    Re: BYU

    Quote Originally Posted by dabears32 View Post
    Come on man, you have 5 years of COLLEGE to play 4 yrs not 5 yrs of life to play 4. I could play the next 2 yrs then drop out for 10 then play 1 then drop out for 10 and then play.
    Once you start, your 5-year clock starts. No "pause" allowed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    Once you start, your 5-year clock starts. No "pause" allowed.
    I believe its only if you are in school. You can work construction or play pro baseball and then come back and play basketball....



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    Quote Originally Posted by dabears32 View Post
    I believe its only if you are in school. You can work construction or play pro baseball and then come back and play basketball....
    You are correct.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dabears32 View Post
    I believe its only if you are in school. You can work construction or play pro baseball and then come back and play basketball....
    You could go live on Everest for 4 years BEFORE you start college. But once you do start, the clock is ticking.



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    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    You could go live on Everest for 4 years BEFORE you start college. But once you do start, the clock is ticking.
    Unless you're Jess Settles.



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    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    You could go live on Everest for 4 years BEFORE you start college. But once you do start, the clock is ticking.
    Some one must of forgot to tell this guy then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabears32 View Post
    This is a DIII school (which does have some different eligibility standards than DI), and this school may have been NAIA or something at the time he started which essentially has no rules.

    But the others are correct, once your five year clock starts it doesn't matter if your in school or not, you have five years to play four.

    BYU uses a religious loophole that lets kids go on missions and comeback two years later and continue with their eligibility.

    So no you can't go just work construction or play pro baseball for two years and come back and pick up where you left off.

    There are also some rules that state after your 21st birthday that if you compete in any form of organized competition (non paid of course) that even though it wasn't collegiate that will count as one year of eligibility gone for each year competing after 21st birthday if you haven't played collegiate sports yet. So even club and intramural teams can take away eligibility as well after you turn 21. But I believe this is a division I only rule.



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    Re: BYU

    Some people have very short memories, Gilstrap anyone?



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