Hrycaniuk ruled ineligible for season
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – The NCAA ruled Cincinnati center Adam
Hrycaniuk will not be eligible to play for the team this season but will have
his eligibility restored for the 2007-08 campaign.
The 6-10 Polish center was put on the shelf due to amateurism issues involving
international competition and will have one season of eligibility remaining.
Hrycaniuk played in 39 games on a professional team in Poland before entering
the U.S. and enrolling in junior college.
“Adam’s participation on Spojnia Stargard over the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons
triggered a violation of 188.8.131.52,” stated UC director of compliance Maggie
McKinley. “Adam himself never received any compensation above and beyond
actual and necessary expenses nor did he sign a contract with an agent or the
team in Poland. The violation occurred because at least one of his teammates
was paid above and beyond actual and necessary expenses, thus triggering the
NCAA definition of a professional team.”