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West academically ineligible to play for Vols this season

Updated: November 10, 2008, 7:44 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Freshman point guard Daniel West has been determined academically ineligible to play for No. 14 Tennessee this season, coach Bruce Pearl announced Monday.

He had not practiced with the Vols since team workouts began Oct. 17 because of the eligibility clearance issue.

"The frustration is he passed many checks and balances and was in summer school and did very well," Pearl said. "To get the rug pulled out from underneath you is certainly disappointing."

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