Allen, who owns Cardinals' single-game rushing record, will transfer

Updated: December 13, 2007, 3:37 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville running back Anthony Allen will transfer after being granted a release from the program.

Allen set the school's single-game rushing record with 275 yards against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 6.

Louisville spokesman Rocco Gasparro said Thursday that Big East rules prohibit Allen from transferring to another school in the league. Gasparro also said Louisville will not release Allen to any school on its schedule in the next three years or to Arkansas.

Former Louisville coach Bobby Petrino is now the head coach at Arkansas.

Allen led the Cardinals in rushing last season with 696 yards.

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