Well, Clemson got their bad news this morning, and we got ours in the afternoon. Dominique Archie will not receive an extra year of eligibility due to medical hardship. Per Gamecocks Online:
South Carolina fifth-year senior forward Dominique Archie will not receive a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. Archie's case did not meet the criteria for granting a sixth year of eligibility established by the NCAA. Archie will graduate from the University in May 2010 with a degree in African-American studies.
It's a shame that we won't get to see Archie take the court again next season, but it's not a surprise. His chances of earning an extra year were slim.
We here at GABA wish Archie luck in his future endeavors. He was a great player for us and will be remembered fondly. I sincerely hope he finds a way to work his way into the league one day.