Seems like Trevon Hughes, who just killed Michigan last night, is on about his seventh year of eligibility. He is to Wisconsin basketball what Doug Dutch was to Michigan football.
What other players from other sports seem to never graduate?
seems like he's been here since the advent of color tv.
Not sure why, it just seems like he was playing at State when Mateen was still there.
He cut his hair short after his freshman year so as to disguise himself as someone else.
I've been thinking that to myself all season. He's older than time, apparently.
I feel like Reggie Ball played QB at Georgia Tech for at least a decade.
I swear Ron Powlus was on Notre Dame for 8 years in the 90s.
Did Beano Cook mean that Powlus would win his 4 Heismans in his 2nd through 5th senior years?
donned the maize and blue for a good eight or nine years.
How could you guys forget zibikowski (you know he also boxes)? He was at ND for 16 1/2 seasons
...and boxing for 17 of those
Wasn't he only a sophomore last year? Damn the next two years are going to be brutal against him!
Chris Spielman seemed like he was making tackles for losses against us for about a decade for the Bucks.
carlos huerta played at miami from '72 to '06
Huerta took a redshirt in '72, and he didn't play in 2006, because the NCAA denied his petition for a 24th year of eligibility.
Its probably b/c most players that play at that high-of-a-level take off for the NBA after one year.....so to see him around for 4 very productive years means that he is always on ESPN and on TV in March.
Totally agree on Reynolds, I feel like I've been watching him since high school, and I've graduated from college 2 years ago!
Oh em gee
I thought Scottie Reynolds was a fifth year senior two years ago. When we watched his layup against Pitt last year in the Elite Eight with 0.5 seconds I was leaping about the room in my sheer incredulity of his remaining eligibility. Then I was told he was a junior and I exploded and died RIP
I can remember Brees being Purdue's quarterback like every year.
Carl Tabb.. I still think he is on the team.
Carl Tabb was my first and by far strongest reaction. Didn't he start returning kicks under Bump Elliot?
Him and Doug Dutch were perpetual students at Michigan. Just like Hayden Epstein.
I disagree on Epstein. There were any number of M kickers I watched wishing Hayden had eligibility left. His stint felt all too brief.
I used to love when Epstein would knock it through the uprights on kickoffs.
I had my fill of Epstein's killer 4th-quarter misses by the end of 1999 . . . and he still had two years to go.
That miss in the second half of the '01 OSU game (right on the heels of Walker's dropped TD pass) still haunts me. I really think we'd have won if we'd have scored on that possession.
Having to bring up two consecutive plays that will haunt me for the rest of my life. The walk from the stadium to my apartment by St. Francis church along Stadium was brutal - tOSU fans honking and making noises and obscene gestures. All because Walker couldn't catch the ball and Epstein yanking a gimme. Of course, I'm sure it was John Navarre's fault.
To be fair, I think there's a Hayden Epstein in every class at U of M.
I think we'll be saying this about Anthony Wright next year if he's still on the team.
AJ Hawk is the best example of this.
I always felt like Ian Johnson (former Boise St. rb) was around for longer than he was.
Isn't he a redshirt senior this coming season? I'm almost positive he hasn't graduated.
Plays for the Vikings
I swear that Mike Peplowski was at MSU for the entire Heathcote era and part of Izzo's time. That guy always annoyed me and never graduated. When I was young, I just figured that people at MSU were allowed to play for 8 years. Kinda like Tommy Boy.
It was always Steve Breaston for me.
...but I was amazed when I heard that Armanti Edwards was still the QB at that one school that shall not be named. I guess that was only a couple years ago, but it seems like forever to me for some reason.
I watched that game against Montana (St?) and couldn't believe he was still there!
I suppose the horror wasn't that long ago, it just seems that way with the journey we have been on since that day.
Still coughing up the ball.
Good call; you beat me to it.
As I was becoming aware of individual players in the Mid-90's, I thought he had already been around for several years, then he was around for several more. Similarly, Clarence Williams played for awhile.
Also, I thought Ed Cota was playing basketball for UNC for a long time.
dugan fife - even after he was gone, he wasn't gone.
I know he got hurt, and got some extra eligibility, but still. It seemed like he was on Villanova for 10 years.
He was on the active roster for three Final 4s ('89, '92, and '93). His classmates (Eric Riley and James Voskuil) were redshirted in the first year. Rob redshirted in '90 / '91 because of injury.
Kelly Tripucka was my all-timer with Notre Dame. I was so happy to see him drafted and out of CB, but that was extinguished when the Pistons took him. Good player though.
in 2012, we'll add Tate Forcier to this list.
Brandon Graham on Michigan
..oh wait that was just a dream. Damn.
God I could have sworn Albert Young was Iowa's running back for 10 years.
Every squad BYU has ever put on the field
Brian Cardinal. Seemed to be at Purdue forever. Probably cause he looked so old.
Wisconsin players in general. I felt like Krabbenhoft, Bohannon, Hughes and Butch were all there for the bball team for 8+ plus years and PJ Hill and Travis Beckum for the football team seemed to be there forever as well.
Or did the NCAA deny his petition for a 14th season of eligibility?
Will he ever graduate!
Was it Ben Huff who got his medical "6th" year? I remember that happening to some defensive player in the last 10 years. They were truly around forever.
No, his application was rejected. I don't think we've ever had a 6th-year player. MSU under Nick Saban had several. Even then, Saban seemed to know how to exploit the rulebook.
Jordan Shipley. Did you know that he and Colt McCoy were roommates!???! And, I guess I could say McCoy seemed like he was there for a long time, too.
Im looking forward to seeing Jess Settles bomb the 3, in a couple of week when Iowa comes to town.
I think this phenomenon is more prevalent in basketball because nobody stays for a productive 4 years anymore.
Casey Jacobsen (Stanford) and Jason Kapono (UCLA) It seems they played at least 5 years.
Sometimes I wonder if I have multi-personalities when I read this site, because I was thinking this EXACT thing (as the OP) last night when they were showing Hughes. Like, did I post this in my sleep or something...? Weird...
walter cross... it seemed like he was the backup for about 8 michigan running backs...
It seems like Noel Devine was recruited and signed before Steve Slaton. It feels like that guy has been running for ever at WVU.
Greivis Vasquez has somehow douched his way into at least a full decade of eligibility at Maryland.
I'm not convinced John Stocco ever graduated from Wisconsin. I believe he still may be the third string quarterback.
I was in Mike Hart's class in college so finally seeing him not on the team was just...odd.
I thought that Clark from PSU was there forever.
He was at ND forever and a day. Is he gone yet?
I'm fairly convinced that Illinois basketball has been suiting the same big white guy at center for about 15 years. They just change the name on the jersey every 4-5 seasons (now it's "Tisdale").
Closer to home, big John Navarre QB'd us for many, many moons. (Henne started even more games, but somehow his career seemed to go by more quickly.)
...for there 15 years at the same school.
Any Crispin at Penn St.
Evan Schmeyer at Northwestern
Jess Settles at Iowa.
John Scheyer at Duke.
Does Brian Ellerbe count?