Colorado State loses three players after failing to meet academic standards

Colorado State might be in for a slog the rest of the way this season. The Rams (9-6), who got off to a fast start, have lost four of their last five games and received more bad news today.

After failing to make the necessary grades, three players from the Colorado State roster have been ruled ineligible for the spring semester.

Che Bob, Devocio Butler and Kimani Jackson failed to meet academic standards and won’t be allowed to play starting Jan. 17.

Bob, who is averaging 9.1 points per game and is third on the team in rebounds, will be sorely missed as the Rams begin the Mountain West conference schedule. Butler is currently averaging 6.4 points per game and 2.7 rebounds; Jackson is at 4.5 and 3.1 boards on average.

The Rams will miss their talents on the court, but kudos to them for keeping their priorities in order. Coach Larry Eustachy said in a statement, “our top priority is to educate, and we will continue to emphasize this in all that we do”.

The players will be eligible to return for their Senior seasons if they are able to raise their grade point averages. It appears they’ll have to hit the books in the spring semester if they want to hit the boards next fall.

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