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UCLA's Jeff Baca ruled ineligible

Updated: August 10, 2010, 4:03 PM ET
By Peter Yoon | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

UCLA offensive lineman Jeff Baca has been ruled academically ineligible pending an appeal with the NCAA, he said Tuesday.

Baca, who started every game last season at left guard, said there is a possibility the ineligibility could be overturned before the Sept. 4 season opener at Kansas State.

"I'm working on an appeal and there's just no telling what the timetable is," said Baca, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound junior from Mission Viejo High School. "Things happen like this and it's unfortunate."

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