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Rakeem Buckles

  1. Report: Rakeem Buckles to be a scholarship player at FIU

    Sep 4, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    It may have taken four years to get here, but there is finally a bit of good news for Rakeem Buckles’ college basketball career. His head coach at Florida International told Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com that the fifth-year senior will, in fact, be on scholarship heading into the 2013-2014 season. When Buckles’ waiver for a…

  2. Report: Rakeem Buckles’ appeal for a waiver at Minnesota denied

    Sep 3, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

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    Last week, Rakeem Buckles was denied a waiver by the NCAA that would have allowed the Florida International transfer to play immediately at Minnesota this season. On Tuesday, Buckles’ appeal was also denied, meaning that the former Louisville forward will be forced to return to Florida International to use his final season of eligibility, which…

  3. Rick Pitino sounds off on NCAA denying Rakeem Buckles a waiver

    Sep 1, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    This summer has provided a number of interesting rules by the NCAA, and Louisville head coach voiced his opinion on Friday in the wake of one of the NCAA’s most recent head-scratching rulings. Rakeem Buckles started his career at Louisville, but decided to follow Richard Pitino to the FIU, sat out the season, and then…

  4. Report: Rakeem Buckles denied waiver at Minnesota; will appeal

    Aug 28, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

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    Rakeem Buckles may not be able to play for Richard Pitino at Minnesota after all. On Wednesday, the NCAA denied Buckles a waiver to be eligible to play for the Gophers immediately. Buckles played for Louisville for three seasons, suffering through a myriad of injuries — two major knee surgeries, a broken finger, a concussion…

  5. Rakeem Buckles will transfer from Louisville, join Richard Pitino at FIU

    Jun 21, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT

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    A trend is developing at Louisville, and it’s not one with which Rick Pitino may want his name associated. Rakeem Buckles, a 6-7, 215-pound forward who will miss the 2012-13 season with a torn ACL, is transferring from the Cardinal program and will join head coach Richard Pitino, a former Louisville assistant, at Florida International.…

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