CBS DETROIT – The NCAA has denied Ty Isaac’s request for a medical hardship waiver, meaning the former five-star recruit who transferred from USC to be closer to his ill mother may have to sit out this season.
The Wolverines have appealed the ruling on Isaac, who rushed for 236 yards on 40 attempts as a freshman for the Trojans last season.
“The waiver got denied initially, and we’ve appealed it,” Michigan head coach Brady Hoke confirmed Wednesday, according to MLive. “(We appealed) probably last week, mid-week.”
For an athlete to be granted a hardship waiver that allows him or her to transfer schools to be closer to a sick loved one, that athlete is required to switch to a school within a 100-mile radius of the location of the family member in question.
Ann Arbor is more than 250 miles away from Shorewood, Ill., where Isaac’s mother lives.