Source didn't necessarily come out and say that UL would win the appeal, but the facts shared with me seem reasonable enough. that said, usually it seems to take more than that when you're dealing with the NCAA.
Anywho, this is what I have:
- In Senegal where Dieng started his education, the standard for graduating HS is 13 years. Most places, including here in the US, it's 12 years. But it's 13 years in Senegal for some reason.
- Dieng completed 12 years in Senegal, and moved to the US to complete HS. This would be his 13th year of schooling. He took the rest of his classes, and scored 31 on his ACT.
- the NCAA looks at your first 12 years (or 4 years of HS, rather) for eligibility, and therefore Dieng didn't have all his core classes completed in that time. There has been some confusion as to the core classes, but it's a small mix of English, History, Science, and Math. I don't know the specifics, but apparently Dieng took all required classes he needed, just over a 13 yr period, not a 12.
- What's taking so long is Huntington Prep. The NCAA will ask for one thing, HP will wait a couple weeks and send it in. The NCAA says this isn't what they needed, and it takes another two weeks to get something. So on and so forth.
- If Dieng loses his appeal, he will not be allowed to play at UL. The Big East does not allow you to enroll full-time as a partial qualifier. You can enroll part-time, but not full-time. Because compliance didn't expect problems with Dieng, he enrolled full-time. the details of this are hazy (a few beers deep), but the point being that Dieng either wins his appeal and plays at UL, or not at all.
Sounds to me like it's a matter of when, not if, but you never know. Just wanted to share some additional info.