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Men's Basketball Forfeits Season

It was the Yeoman's best season in 10 years. Nine wins, 16 losses, and a playoff victory over Ohio Wesleyan. But the streak ended February 20 when Oberlin forfeited its entire season after admitting to an NCAA violation. Oberlin had failed to verify the eligibility of a junior transfer student whom the conference discovered left his previous school in poor academic standing last spring. The player led the Yeoman in scoring and rebounding this season.

Although the student's original transfer papers deemed him eligible to play basketball, NCAA policy requires the recruiting college to double check, a step that was skipped at Oberlin. The College has since launched an internal investigation and will prepare a report for the NCAA.

"We will be putting changes into place that will prevent this from happening again," said President Nancy S. Dye, who continues her conviction that athletics at Oberlin are a healthy and integral part of the College.

"This was a terrible way to end the season," said head basketball coach Mike Cavey. "But whatever happens, no one can take away the nine wins that we had and our win over Ohio Wesleyan that put us into the semifinals."

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