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    Sledge's waiver approved

    Tavon Sledge's waiver was approved to play immediately! per Jon Rothstein

    I wish him nothing but the best. Too bad it wasn't able to work out here.

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    Iona's Tavon Sledge has received a waiver and been cleared to play immediately this season, per a source. Huge news for the Gaels.


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    Re: Sledge's waiver approved

    On what basis did he get a waiver?


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    Re: Sledge's waiver approved

    Good for him, hope he does well.

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    Re: Sledge's waiver approved

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    On what basis did he get a waiver?
    Honestly have no idea. Didn't know he had applied for a waiver.


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    Re: Sledge's waiver approved

    Good for him. Hope he's very successful. I'll cheer for him, just like I did for Farnold Degand, Dodie Dunson, and Tasheed Carr. Not Taggert, though. **** that guy.


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    Re: Sledge's waiver approved

    Quote Originally Posted by cy4prez7 View Post
    Tavon Sledge's waiver was approved to play immediately!

    Are you a Gales fan or something? Why so excited?



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    Re: Sledge's waiver approved

    Happy for him. Really surprised though, I thought it was a pretty typical transfer. Don't know of any reason he'd get a waiver.


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    Re: Sledge's waiver approved

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    On what basis did he get a waiver?
    He barely played in any games, maybe they are letting him count last year as a redshirt?



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    Re: Sledge's waiver approved

    Quote Originally Posted by A-town Cy View Post
    Are you a Gales fan or something? Why so excited?
    It didn't work out here. Nothing bad happened. No reason for us to root against him. So what's wrong with being excited for him?


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    Re: Sledge's waiver approved

    Good luck to Sledge. He'll have more of these to come I'm sure:





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    Re: Sledge's waiver approved

    Unless he had a good reason I think it sets a bad precedent. Guys transferring and getting to play without sitting out would get crazy. i assume he had a good reason but you'd have thought we would of heard about it.



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    Re: Sledge's waiver approved

    I wish him the best, definitely will be rooting for him.



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    Re: Sledge's waiver approved

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Unless he had a good reason I think it sets a bad precedent. Guys transferring and getting to play without sitting out would get crazy. i assume he had a good reason but you'd have thought we would of heard about it.
    Why? I would think more people would be willing to come knowing that CFH isn't going to hinder their career if things don't work out (unlike the Wisconsin situation with Uthoff).

    I don't see why this is a problem either. He didn't play much and is transferring to a mid-major. If anything, this is how things should work for college athletes.

    At least IMHO.



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    Re: Sledge's waiver approved

    Quote Originally Posted by shadow View Post
    Why? I would think more people would be willing to come knowing that CFH isn't going to hinder their career if things don't work out (unlike the Wisconsin situation with Uthoff).

    I don't see why this is a problem either. He didn't play much and is transferring to a mid-major. If anything, this is how things should work for college athletes.

    At least IMHO.
    He's referring to the national implications and not the Ames-centric implications that you've mentioned. It's a not a precedent that the NCAA would set on Tavon Sledge, so I assume he's got a very good reason.

    Also, it's still Division I, so just because it's a "Mid Major" has less than nothing to do with it.



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    Re: Sledge's waiver approved

    I was looking for this earlier today too. I'm of the mindset of having nothing against him but the waiver better have been for good reasons otherwise it sets a bad precedent.


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