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UCLA's Jeff Baca loses appeal

Updated: August 25, 2010, 9:56 PM ET
By Peter Yoon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES--UCLA junior offensive lineman Jeff Baca has been ruled academically ineligible for this season after the NCAA rejected his appeal, he said Wednesday.

Baca, who started all 13 games at left guard for the Bruins last season, has a redshirt year available and plans to use it, meaning he will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

"I'm disappointed in myself, mostly," Baca said. "And I'm disappointed because I let the team down."

Baca entered UCLA ...

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