UH will benefit from new NCAA rule

Hawaii reliever Colin Ashworth’s collegiate career ended when he suffered an ankle injury.

And now, thanks to a new NCAA rule, his career might not have ended.

The NCAA now allows for a player who has a non-injury redshirt year to extend his career if he misses another season because of an injury. Previously, a player had to miss two years because of an injury to apply for a sixth year.

Ashworth, who redshirted as a freshman at Arizona State, would be in line to receive a sixth UH season, enabling him to play in 2019, if he so chooses that option.

That also is good news for other players, such as linebacker Malachi Mageo, who redshirted as a freshman in 2014 and missed all of last season because of a knee injury. He is likely eligible to have two more seasons of play.

The rule: Waiver Criteria. A waiver of the five-year period of eligibility is designed to provide a student-athlete with the opportunity to participate in four seasons of intercollegiate competition within a five-year period. This waiver may be granted, based upon objective evidence under the following circumstances: (Revised: 4/17/91, 1/11/94, 8/10/94, 10/12/95, 4/27/00, 7/30/10, 7/31/14, 4/25/18 Immediate; applicable to a student-athlete who qualifies for a waiver that would provide the opportunity to participate in four seasons of competition within a five-year period.)
(a) The student-athlete did not use a season of intercollegiate competition in his or her initial year of full-time, collegiate enrollment due to an institutional decision to redshirt the student-athlete; the student-athlete was listed on the institution’s squad list and was eligible for competition during the segment of the season that concludes with the NCAA championship; and the student-athlete was deprived of the opportunity to participate in intercollegiate competition in one other season due to circumstances beyond the control of the student-athlete or institution; or
(b) The student-athlete is deprived of the opportunity to participate for more than one season in his or her sport within the five-year period of eligibility for reasons that are beyond the control of the student-athlete or the institution.


  1. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2018 8:53 am

    My guess is 9:15 a.m. for the first nutjob post.
    Any other guesses?

  2. truegreen May 8, 2018 8:55 am

    First! Sounds like a good rule. Hope it works out.

  3. truegreen May 8, 2018 8:57 am

    Juiced! Did I really lose first to ST? Hmmm…I could always go for first nutjob post…

  4. NotNasti May 8, 2018 8:58 am

    ST: Some would say it occurred at 8:53 a.m. Just kidding.

  5. burro sabio May 8, 2018 9:00 am

    A search shows the nutjob in question as a Waimea graduate.

  6. J-Dog May 8, 2018 9:23 am

    Would the new rule apply to someone like WR Devan Stubblefield?

  7. al May 8, 2018 9:30 am

    ST…you were off by 8 minutes.

  8. clyde May 8, 2018 9:48 am

    Time to get out the pooper-scooper, Stephen. Wasn’t the headline of yesterday’s post “Not in my house”? That should apply here as well. Someone should take the hint.

  9. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2018 10:01 am

    I go off to make breakfast, and I missed it.
    That’s OK. I’m going to bring out the magic wand in 20 seconds.

  10. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2018 10:04 am

    I was thinking of Stubblefield when I heard of the rule.
    But I think because he was injured during the first practice of his UH career, I’m pretty sure he would have qualified for a sixth year anyone.
    But hmmm … a seventh year? That would be fun.

  11. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2018 10:04 am

    I think QB Kolney Cassel is due for at least one exemption, too.

  12. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2018 10:05 am

    By the way, I scratched away the itch.
    Thank you, thank you.

  13. Akamai Okole May 8, 2018 10:37 am

    Great Morning All!

    Nice…was wondering about Mageo.

  14. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2018 10:42 am

    Looks like a good rule change. Anything to help the kids!

    Don’t know about nuts, but according to reCAPTCHA, I am not a bot!

  15. seewhy May 8, 2018 12:10 pm

    Thank you, ST!

  16. al May 8, 2018 1:19 pm

    You cheat ST.

  17. wafan May 8, 2018 2:06 pm

    A bunch of zaps today.

  18. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2018 2:28 pm

    It’s like Whack-A-Mole.

  19. z May 8, 2018 5:28 pm

    Would be nice to have Mageo for 2 more seasons.

  20. kalua pig May 8, 2018 6:36 pm

    i feel like malachi mageo was really missed by the defense last year.

  21. kalua pig May 8, 2018 6:41 pm

    i have a robot that wants to post on this blog,but it feels it is being discriminated.

  22. Kev-1 May 8, 2018 8:21 pm

    Haven’t heard mention of Mageo this spring. Has he practiced?

  23. Stephen Tsai May 9, 2018 6:19 am

    He didn’t practice but he attended every workout.
    Ursua also didn’t practice but he was out there every day

  24. Trevor Okimoto May 9, 2018 9:34 am

    I wonder what sparked the NCAA rule change

  25. H-Man May 9, 2018 11:00 am

    Getting Malachi back into the line-up will really boost the defense. I also noted Scheyenne Sanitoa playing in Malachi’s outside LB position during the spring. I feel the line backing group is the strongest on defense with Matautia, Tavai, Scott, and Pavihi in the rotation, along with Pritchard at rover.

  26. Stephen Tsai May 9, 2018 1:04 pm

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=45886

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