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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:54 a.m., Monday, December 22, 2003

LaBoy says hes academically ineligible

Advertiser Staff

Travis LaBoy, the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, said today that he will be academically ineligible to play in the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl.

UH will play the University of Houston on 3 p.m. Christmas Day.

The Western Athletic Conference, of which UH is a member, requires its football players to earn at least six credits the equivalent of passing two classes during the semester preceding a bowl game. The NCAA has jurisdiction on the matter, and failure to comply with the WAC rule could lead to NCAA sanctions.

A player must be enrolled in courses totaling a minimum of 12 credits each semester to qualify as a full-time student and receive a football scholarship. In short, LaBoy cannot fail more than half of his classes.