College Football

Indiana error costs freshman eligibility

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana University has apologized to defensive back Bryant Fitzgerald for a mistake that will cost the freshman his first year of eligibility.

In a statement issued Saturday, athletic director Fred Glass acknowledged the school's compliance office failed to properly advise Fitzgerald of his eligibility requirements.

Indiana appealed to the NCAA on Aug. 3. It was denied Friday.

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