At least 5-6 times a day I am asked the same question. Should we be worried about the Harrison Twins eligibility? Based in part on a rumor that (as far as I can tell) was started on a UL message board and then took on a life of its own online, a story has continued to progress on the internet that the Twins could potentially be ruled academically ineligible before the start of this basketball season. In recent days, the story took on more of a life as a name got attached to the rumor (Marc Maggard) and it began to get repeated as truth by a critical mass of people throughout the BBN. We discussed this on our radio show on Tuesday, but since there are a few people who don’t listen (and that really is a shame folks), it is worth repeating here.
There is nothing to worry about concerning the Harrison Twins’ eligibility. The rumors as to a potential problem are just that and after investigating them earlier this week, there is no truth to any problems with their status. The name associated with the rumor (Marc Maggard) has disavowed it and said he has never mentioned it and thus it is unclear how it continues to be brought up by fans of both the Cats and the Cards. But the bottom line is, you shouldn’t worry. The Twins aren’t on campus because they graduated late and they haven’t yet been cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse. But that is not a reason for concern. There are other UK players who have not yet been cleared, including at least one that is on campus. This is the way the system works and it is just a matter of getting the green light from the NCAA. I am told that there are no particular worries about the Twins and all expect them to be on campus and leading the UK “Revenge Tour” Super Team next year.
So if you hear a Card fan friend of yours repeating the rumor, do two things immediately. Yell at them, as John Short taught you, “Shut up, THAT IS NOT TRUE!” and find new friends. You will feel better.