Gary Parrish at CBS Sports broke some crappy, crappy news this morning: Wayne Blackshear is still awaiting final clearance from the NCAA before he can play. The shoulder injury thing is either a coincidence or a cover-up I guess.
"It's just a matter of the Clearinghouse clearing him," Louisville coach Rick Pitino told CBSSports.com, meaning the Clearinghouse hasn't yet cleared the McDonald's All-American to compete as a freshman.
"Yes," Pitino answered when asked if he's optimistic Blackshear will get through the Clearinghouse. "They're being a lot tougher this year than they have been in the past. But Wayne's situation is, I think, pretty good. We are optimistic."
So, ya. Thanks NCAA. You are protecting the integrity of college sports one player at a time.