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NCAA grants yet another waiver that isn’t Olivier Sarr’s or Joey Gatewood’s

Another day, another eligibility waiver granted that doesn’t belong to Olivier Sarr.

Today’s belongs to LSU big man Bryan Penn-Johnson, who transferred from Washington in July. According to Jon Rothstein, the NCAA has approved his waiver request, rendering him eligible for the 2020-21 season. The 7’1″ center will be part of a loaded LSU team that includes Trendon Watford, Javonte Smart, Darius Days, Charles Manning, and five-star freshman Cameron Thomas. UCLA transfer Shareef O’Neal and Georgetown transfer Josh LeBlanc are still waiting to hear about their waiver requests.

Clearly, there is no rhyme or reason to how the NCAA is processing these waivers, nor any semblance of a timeline. Sarr transferred to Kentucky on May 6 and presumably sent in his paperwork shortly thereafter; Penn-Johnson transferred to LSU over two months later. Here’s a list of the college basketball players who have heard back from the NCAA just this week:

  • Syracuse’s Alan Griffin (transfer from Illinois): Approved
  • Portland State’s Khalid Thomas (transfer from Arizona State): Approved
  • Portland State’s Elijah Hardy (transfer from Washington): Approved
  • TCU’s Charles O’Bannon Jr. (transfer from USC): Approved
  • South Florida’s Russell Tchewa (transfer from Texas Tech): Approved
  • Rhode Island’s Makhi and Makhell Mitchell (transfers from Maryland): Approved

Here in the BBN, we’ll just continue to wait.

 

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29 Comments for NCAA grants yet another waiver that isn’t Olivier Sarr’s or Joey Gatewood’s



  1. Headhurts
    3:35 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

    I say go ahead and send the appeal in on both guys so it’s ready to go.



  2. michaelb
    3:39 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

    No surprise here … the more our coach and staff speaks on it’s probability, more likely they’re gonna stick it to us



    • mashburnfan1
      4:56 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

      KSR stirring stuff up again and you all jump right in. Like I said, the facts are we don’t know why these others put in for transfers. Was it family related, health related etc. Some reasons may take longer to decide if it should be allowed. Gatewood will probably get denied, I think his case was just losing his spot. Sarr may get denied as well. He said he skipped the draft to play fir his coach who got fired late so he missed the draft. Well they expanded the draft entry date so he has no case.



    • CJKAssassin123
      8:04 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah but that wasn’t the case when he filed. They didn’t expand it until after he filed and sent in his waiver claim. and the NCAA received his waiver request before the rule changed so therefore by rule danson way has to go off based on the information prior to that the NBA eligibility change so therefore on a technicality he still does have a case.



    • CJKAssassin123
      8:05 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

      **NCAA** not **danson way** Google’s keyboard is so retarded!!!



  3. kjd
    3:48 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

    Gatewood doesn’t deserve a waiver. He quit his team when he wasn’t QB1.



  4. sgd
    3:49 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

    Joey Gatewood transferred because he was not starting. No grounds to get a waiver.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      4:01 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

      How do you square that with Johnny Juzang? He left because he didn’t want to compete with the incoming freshmen for PT.



    • CJKAssassin123
      4:22 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

      Because his request mentioned Coronavirus being the reason he wanted to transfer.



    • bigblue98
      4:24 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

      Hope you’re a troll. If not you’re a moron and need to research before making idiotic comments.



    • bigblue98
      4:49 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

      My comment was meant for sgd



  5. bigbowdennation
    3:52 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

    Lol at the guy with multiple KSR accounts commenting the same thing twice



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      4:00 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

      Haha.



    • kjd
      10:36 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

      Nope. You’re wrong about that.



  6. snoopjdawg
    4:08 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

    LSU cheating machines and get waiver. Joke



    • mashburnfan1
      5:00 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

      Yea that coach been caught cheating twice and having wins vacated at two schools, oh wait that is our guy. We have no reason to talk about anyone cheating. ALL do it and have for decades, and it will continue for decades to come.



    • neat1ky
      5:15 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

      Mashburnfan1 really u call Camby cheating when he got the agent not Cal and Rose was cleared by clearing house then NCAA and a bunch of schools wanted him and then ncaa changes it’s mind after the season and that’s CAL cheating again wow now maybe he did other things and yes obviously other schools do it such as NC and Duke so when Cal actually gets caught then OK



    • UKBigBlueForever
      10:34 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

      Once again. Trashburnfan1 not factual with his statements. He gets on others for not mentioning facts then himself chooses when to actually include them in his arguments



    • nocode96
      11:02 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

      I love when mashbum comments around here. No matter how heated any of us get over politics or anything else, we have one unifying trait… we all pile on his ignorant ass comments. They’ve become so asinine I don’t even know how to address them anymore, so I’ll just say for the millionth time “go find another team then dork, BBN certainly won’t miss you”.



    • J. Did
      6:09 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

      snoopjdawg is correct. mashburnfan1, you are a dumb ass.



    • snoopjdawg
      12:05 am August 20, 2020 Permalink

      Thanks J Did. I just showed my wife that you said I was correct. Mashburn is wrong again.



  7. Wildfelinebeeline
    4:32 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

    Free Olivier!



  8. BlueByYou
    4:36 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

    LSU getting a waiver granted while being investigated is a joke. They should be on probation. Not the kids fault, but this illustrates what a joke the NCAA actually is. Laughable.



  9. mashman 93
    5:13 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

    I wish the NCAA would get it figured out one way or another.



  10. mashman 93
    7:09 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

    If Sarr is eligible are we the favorite? My goodness LSU and Tennessee are loaded!!!!



    • michaelb
      9:41 am August 20, 2020 Permalink

      Yea , If we get him I’m taking Kentucky vs the spread every nite



  11. UKBigBlueForever
    10:35 pm August 19, 2020 Permalink

    Calipari has NEVER been caught cheating you piece of trash. Trashburnfan1, go boink yourself



  12. michaelb
    9:39 am August 20, 2020 Permalink

    Kentucky might as well have sent the appeal in the same envelope as the transfer



  13. bbn606
    2:26 pm August 20, 2020 Permalink

    Does anyone know the exception to the rule that would have created a hardship for either player?