-from Bleacher Report via Fox Sports
Former Iowa State guard Kerwin Okoro transferred to Rutgers this offseason following the deaths of his brother and father, but he has been denied a hardship waiver from the NCAA to begin play during the upcoming season, according Nick Creegan of Fox Sports.
Okoro wanted to move closer to home in order to help support his mother, and he planned to begin his sophomore season with the Scarlet Knights in 2013-14. According to Creegan, however, the hardship waiver relates only to caring for a sick family member, and deaths in the family apparently don't fall under the rule.
Hopefully the NCAA steps up and does the right thing