Trevor Thompson's Appeal to Play Immediately for Ohio State Denied

By Patrick Maks on August 3, 2014 at 12:26p

Trevor Thompson’s appeal to play immediately for Thad Matta and Ohio State has been been denied, a source close to the team confirmed to Eleven Warriors Sunday.

Thompson, a sophomore transfer from Virginia Tech who filed a hardship waiver with the NCAA last spring, will have to wait until the 2015-16 season to help give the Buckeyes a much-needed inside presence.

The 6-foot-11 center tweeted this last night:  

An Ohio State spokesman did not immediately respond to request for comment.


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Buckeye Knight's picture

Good to see the NCAA caring about those student athletes. HEAVY SARCASM FONT ENGAGED.

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Yet DGB has a chance to play right away...

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

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BuckeyeNationforLife's picture

The NCAA is a JOKE.

Paralyze resistance with persistence. - Woody Hayes

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Northbrook's picture

Well you know, Ohio State.

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Oldschoolbuck's picture

I think they flip a coin or do rock-paper-scissors (though that may be too complex for them).

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robobuck's picture

Emmert and Saban get really drunk and play magic: the gathering and the decision is based on the outcome according to a complex algorithm and how many scratches emmerts cat Faust takes to cover its crap in a gigantic litterbox shaped like the big house

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  1 Corinthians 9:24

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Roman Brutus's picture

The REAL reason this petition was rejected by the NCAA is that Ohio State and the Big Ten are major players in the eventual break up and/or diminishing powers of the great and mighty NCAA.

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703Buckeye's picture

Then please explain how Oklahoma got DGB passed through waivers when they have every bit the status of OSU.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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j12harris's picture

Passed through waivers ??


703Buckeye's picture

So he could avoid sitting out a year. 

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

BuckeyeGrownFloridaLiving's picture

Honestly this is a good thing. We have 2 graduating seniors this upcoming year with Lee able to play the 5. Then after this year, Thompson can command the C spot for the next 3 years instead of 2 as he would have limited minutes this year.

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d5k's picture

Agreed, it's probably a good thing for the program but it may or may not be a good thing for Thompson himself.  However, he would be hard pressed to find a lot of meaningful minutes this year with Amir and Lee ahead of him for sure.

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Hovenaut's picture

Endure, young man.

The OSU bball community will happily wait.

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ibuck's picture

Hey, Patrick! Thanks for keep 11W readers informed about OSU hoops. 

What was the basis of Trevor's appeal?

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

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original buckeye's picture

Of course this was denied--the NCAA was too busy approving Devin Gardner's extra year after that phantom back injury of his.

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KBonay's picture

At the very least, the NCAA is consistent....about being inconsistent.

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BCKIIS's picture

Thompson denied for father health reasons, but Dorial Green-Beckham who was run out of Missouri for numerous arrests will likely get to play immediately for Oklahoma this year due with NCAA and their infinite wisdom

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FitzBuck's picture

Same crap different day with the NCAA.  Mike Mitchell should be eligible to play for Texas Tech this year too.

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Seriously?  Why does it seem every other school gets their medical and hardship requests granted and ours get f@#$ed by the NCAA.  Don't want to seem like I'm whining here but damn, give me a break!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

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Ohiothomas1's picture

It really does feel like that

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Jabba1977's picture

The NCAA sucks!! Now if this was a player that wants to go to an SEC school,he would have got to play.Only because he wanted to go to OHIO STATE,he was denied!!THE NCAA needs to be sued!! They are biast towards THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY period!! Always have been,always will be!!


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buckeyeradar's picture

What was the NCAA's reason?

I may not be the sharpest crayon in the box but I'm one of the most colorful.

Myc24's picture

Too bad we're not Kentucky. He would've gotten any waiver for which he applied.

"Because I couldn't go for three!"  - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

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TheShookster's picture

Terrelle Pryor and Ray Rice walk into a bar...wait...DGB and Trevor Thompson walk into a bar...hmmm wait hold on, Roger Goodell and Mark Emmert walk into a bar....hmmm theres a joke somewhere in there about the NCAA being a joke.

He ain't even stretch doe!!

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FitzBuck's picture

Ray Rice is the biggest joke out of that collection.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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sivaDavis's picture

DGB can play right away, but guys like Trevor and Mike Mitchell have to sit out? Christian Bryant can't get another year? Terrelle Pryor has to sit 5 games, Josh Gordon potentially sits a year, yet Ray Rice sits 2 games? 

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

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buckifishr's picture

Not sure what Josh Gordon and Ray Rice have to do with the NCAA.

Bamabucknut's picture

The term " indentured servant " comes to mind.

GreatLakesMike's picture

I wish we could downvote the NCAA. 

However, we can look forward to Thompson, Bell and Giddens in 2015. That's a nice trio of post players. 

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buckeyesean's picture

I can't wait for Ty Isaac to get his waiver to play immediately at Michigan, because NCAA

Eph97's picture

Ohio State IS the NCAA. Along with the rest of the universities. NCAA was  invented to pay athletes below market wages and keep most of the profits for the universities. NCAA and the concept of amateurism it tries to peddle is a sham. I saw that 1 hour special on BTN in promotion of Dave Revsine's new book about the origins of college football and the panelists, one of whom was Stanley Jackson, said as much.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Well hell if Stanley Jackson said it, it must be true.

UrbanDreamz's picture

I think I will just wait for Joe Germaine to weigh in on the issue.

"Twelve months ago on Jan. 9, my mom's birthday, I made the decision to come back. I had one goal in mind and that was to win a national championship."  ~Mike Doss

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Fuzzbuck's picture

This waiver had little to no chance of being approved and Thompson and Thad new full well it would not be but hey they took a shot. With Lee added to the mix we hopefully will not need him this year.

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Smanpoint10's picture

I'm writing a paper on paying college athletes as I type this and in some research I found that only athletes in football, basketball, and hockey have to sit out a year if they transfer. In all other sports they can transfer once and not have to sit out, but if they transfer again then they must sit out. WHAT A JOKE

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Toilrt Paper's picture

Someone  must be very sick. AND I.U. would have been much closer.

mtrotb's picture

Quite frankly getting sick of these kids regretting their decisions when they pick their first school and while they may be some family medical issue, it is usually minor.  Having surgery is not that big of a deal in most cases.  If Thompson truly wanted to be close to family, then go to Butler which has better basketball anyways.  If he wants to go here, then sit out just like all the other transfers have done every year at every school.


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brandonbauer87's picture

I don't quite understand all the negativity about this. It's a classic case of "let's give it a shot". If he wanted to be closer to family, there are a number of major universities closer than OSU. It would've been nice for it to get approved, but I don't think this is a great case to bash the NCAA. 

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Zimmy07's picture

"adds more fuel to my fire to becoming the best basketball player I can be."

Bummed that you didn't get the waiver, Trevor.

Maybe you can get on Amir's ##$# and force him to become the best basketball player he can be, too.

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