NCAA Insider Has Update On QB Kelly Bryant’s Potential Transfer

first_imgKelly Bryant of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes in the third quarter during the ACC Football Championship.CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 02: Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes in the third quarter during the ACC Football Championship at Bank of America Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The NCAA announced this afternoon a 2019-20 postseason ban for Missouri’s football program and everyone’s now talking about Kelly Bryant’s future.Bryant, the former Clemson quarterback, transferred out of Dabo Swinney’s program and into Missouri’s following the 2018 season.The former Clemson QB considered several major programs, including Arkansas, Auburn, Miami and North Carolina, before deciding on Missouri.Now, with Missouri banned from playing in the postseason, many are wondering if Bryant is going to stick around or head elsewhere.Bryant has just one season of eligibility left. Is he willing to spend it at a program that is unable to make a bowl game?Maybe.But, if he does decide to leave Missouri, he should be able to play right away at another school.An NCAA bylaw states that Bryant should have immediate eligibility at a new program thanks to Missouri’s postseason ban.“If the post-season sanction extends for his remaining career — one year, in his case — he can transfer without penalty. NCAA Bylaw 14.7.2 (c),” Cecil Hurt tweeted.If the post-season sanction extends for his remaining career — one year, in his case — he can transfer without penalty. NCAA Bylaw 14.7.2 (c)— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) January 31, 2019Bryant picked Missouri because of its offensive system and its potential to develop him into an NFL quarterback, so he could decide on staying put. It’s unlikely that Missouri would have contended for a College Football Playoff berth or major bowl appearance in 2019 regardless of the postseason ban.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Whittington leads Kent State past Norfolk State 7867

KENT, Ohio — Philip Whittington scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Kent State surged to a double-digit lead in the first half and maintained it for a 78-67 win over Norfolk State on Saturday afternoon.Kent State now has won five straight and is 3-0 all-time against the Spartans.Whittington has led the Golden Flashes in rebounding in seven of the last eight games and came in averaging just under eight boards.Whittington converted a layup with 9:49 left to give Kent State (7-1) a 20-10 lead, but Norfolk State rallied to halve the deficit. Kent State pushed it back into double digits and led 30-21 at intermission.Jaylin Walker had 15 points off the bench and Antonio Williams added 14 points and collected three steals for the Golden Flashes.Alex Long had 24 points for Norfolk State (4-6).The Associated Press read more