Cowboys pitcher Oliver ruled ineligible against Wichita State

Updated: May 31, 2008, 6:00 PM ET
Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. -- The ace of Oklahoma State's pitching staff was declared ineligible Saturday, hours before the Cowboys' biggest game of the year.

The team announced sophomore Andrew Oliver was ineligible hours before Oklahoma State's NCAA tournament regional game against second-seeded Wichita State.

The left-hander was 7-2 with a 2.20 ERA this season.

Oklahoma State is not commenting on why Oliver was ineligible, but spokesman Kevin Klintworth said the top-seeded Cowboys will not have to forfeit any games.

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