Globetrotters cancel college tour after ruling

Updated: August 19, 2004, 12:03 AM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The Harlem Globetrotters canceled their fall college tour following an NCAA decision barring schools from scheduling exhibition games against non-collegiate opponents.

The Globetrotters had agreed to play seven games in November against Cincinnati, Illinois, Louisville, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and NCAA champion Connecticut.

All seven schools appealed the NCAA ruling and were denied exemptions.

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