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November 9, 2006 at 6:35 PM

More on Wood

To clear up the eligibility status of Marlon Wood, UW officials said this afternoon that he attended Alabama State in 2002, and not 2003 as has been listed in the team’s official media guide.
An athlete’s five year clock for eligibility begins the minute he enrolls at a school, so that would make this season Wood’s fifth.
He apparently ran track at Alabama State in 2002, then transferred to a community college near his home in Hillborough Fla., in 2003, then transferred to Pasadena CC in 2004 and then came to UW in 2005.
It doesn’t really matter what sports he played or when. The important point is that if his college career began in 2002, then he indeed no longer has any eligibility. And that’s what UW officials are saying today.
Also, I’m told this was something Marlon Wood and the coaches knew all along, that it was only incorrect on the roster. So it’s not as if Wood is suddenly finding out he no longer has eligibility. I guess he had been trying to get a sixth year from the NCAA for the injury suffered last season, but it happened to late in the year for him to have a real chance at it.
Extra years like that are hard to get, especially if a player saw any real playing time, as Wood did in 2005.
But it’s definitely too bad we watched him all along not knowing this was his final season.

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