What They're Saying: Shane Lyons

"We have to look at what was right for the student-athlete for this situation. The eligibility piece, without question in my mind, this is a win for them. As administrators, as coaches, we're going to have to deal with a potential backlog on the back end, but I'm very confident that we've done it in other situations in a yearly basis. It may be greater numbers, but we can work through that with the normal attrition you have on your rosters, as well as discussions with athletes in the coming years about their playing time and their interest in potentially transferring to other institutions. It all works its way out. We had to look at what was in front of us today, and that's taking care of the athletes on our rosters right now."

-- West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons, who is the chairman of the NCAA's Football Oversight Committee, on the potential roster overload for NCAA Division I teams in fall sports like men's and women's soccer caused by the NCAA decision to grant current fall athletes an extra year of eligibility. (ESPN)
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