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The NCAA cleared a Turkish professional basketball player for NC State

But don’t take too long to finish school, kids!

Happy Tuesday, ‘Nova Nation! The NCAA decided yesterday to clear N.C. State freshman Omer Yurtseven, he who played professionally in Turkey for Fenerbache. This made Big Blue Nation go crazy, as their former prized international recruit Enes Kanter was ruled completely ineligible a few years back.

Yurtseven will serve a 9-game suspension. His restitution to get that? Just pay back the money he earned while playing in Europe.

So naturally this begs the question of what it would take for Omari Spellman to be eligible. Perhaps pay back the tuition and/or taxes his family paid to attend the extra school he didn’t need to play basketball?

There you have it folks, the NCAA probably wants the Spellman family to be tax evaders.

And now, the "news."

Prized recruit Omer Yurtseven suspended for only 9 games for NC State |
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Men's Soccer Has Qualified for the BIG EAST Tournament |
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NBA draft 2017 point guard rankings | ESPN ($)
Who are the best point guards in the 2017 NBA draft class? Three potential All-Stars top Chad Ford's list. Where does Jalen Brunson line up?'s 2016–17 college basketball season preview |
From our preseason All-Americas to our annual ranking of every team in college basketball, this page has everything you need to know about the 2016–17