Chol Marial Ruled Ineligible to Start 2021-22 Basketball Season


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Andres De Los Santos, Sports Chief

In an email sent by Shawn Schoeffler, assistant director for Oregon State athletics, it was revealed that  junior center Chol Marial will begin the season ineligible for competition due to NCAA progress towards degree requirements stemming from his transfer from the University of Maryland. While ineligible, Marial still maintains his scholarship and can continue to practice with the Beavers.

“We knew there was a chance that Chol’s waiver would be denied due to the academic plan he was put on before he got to us,” Oregon State head coach Wayne Tinkle said. “It’s unfortunate, but we’re going to turn it into a positive. He’s a great student so he’ll get back on pace academically. It will also give him time to get 100 percent healthy, and he’ll have time to continue to improve on his game and understand our system. He’s a delightful young man that we’re lucky to have in our program. I know he’ll help our team get better every day.”

The Oregon State men’s basketball team opens up their season with exhibition match up against the St. Martin Saints on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.

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