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  • Top freshman JaQuan Lyle no longer on Oregon's roster

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger2 hrs ago

    After Oregon updated its men's basketball roster on Tuesday evening, it didn't take long for savvy fans to point out a key difference.

    JaQuan Lyle, Oregon's top freshman, is no longer on it.

    Lyle was not admitted to the university despite being cleared by the NCAA, Rivals.com reported Wednesday morning. An Oregon spokesman did not immediately respond Wednesday to an email from Yahoo Sports seeking confirmation.

    Adding to the confusion over Lyle's status at Oregon is a tweet he sent Tuesday night that read " I'm good, y'all! I promise, just wait!!" The Rivals.com report indicated Lyle needed to finish a summer course to complete his admission requirements to Oregon and a final determination on that course has yet to occur.

    Whether Lyle ever dons an Oregon jersey is unclear at this point, but what's abundantly clear is how big a loss it would be for the already shorthanded Ducks if he can't play this season. 

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  • Antonio Blakeney's commitment to Louisville proves short-lived

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger1 day ago

    Antonio Blakeney's commitment to Louisville lasted only 11 days.

    The five-star guard quickly got a case of cold feet, announcing Monday night that he is backing out of his commitment to Louisville and reopening his recruitment. It's unusual for a top prospect to renege on his initial commitment to a school and still end up signing there, but Blakeney insists the Cardinals remain a strong contender to land him.

    "I am still really considering Louisville heavily," Blakeney tweeted. "I like everything about [the] program, coaches and fans!!"

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