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August 4, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Pulu not eligible at Eastern this year, will play in 2012

One of the subplots of Washington’s season-opening game against Eastern Washington Sept. 3 figured to be that of former Huskies Andru Pulu and Demitrius Bronson returning to face their former team.

Only Bronson, however, will be able to play in that game as an EWU spokesman said today that Pulu, a defensive tackle, was recently denied a transfer waiver by the NCAA to play this season. Pulu, a graduate of Federal Way High School, played at UW as a true freshman in 2009, then sat out last season after he was dismissed from the UW roster after pleading guilty to an assault charge (details here). To clarify the ruling from the earlier post, Pulu did not meet NCAA transfer rules because he had not completed a year of residency at EWU. The school’s request for a waiver was denied.

An EWU spokesman said Pulu will remain with the program and will be eligible in 2012 and will have two years of eligibility remaining then.

Bronson transferred to EWU after last season and will be eligible to play for the Eagles this year.

Eastern, the defending Football Championship Subdivision champion, begins practice next Wednesday.

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