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Bloom's days at Colorado apparently over

Updated: August 17, 2004, 11:09 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

BOULDER, Colo. -- The NCAA has denied Jeremy Bloom's request to play football at Colorado while accepting endorsements to support his skiing career.

The decision, announced Tuesday, ends Bloom's football career unless the NCAA reverses itself, said university spokeswoman Lindsey Babcock.

Colorado has filed an appeal on the decision, but the setback means the two-sport star will likely have to stick with skiing.

"It's a sad day, I think," Colorado coach Gary Barnett said. "I think ...

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