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WSU faculty committee rejects Izundu’s transfer appeal

Washington State center Valentine Izundu blocks a shot by Colorado guard Josh Fortune (44) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament on March 9. (John Locher / Associated Press)
Washington State center Valentine Izundu blocks a shot by Colorado guard Josh Fortune (44) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament on March 9. (John Locher / Associated Press)

Yesterday, we reported that Washington State was preventing Valentine Izundu from contacting the basketball program at San Diego State University on the grounds that the Aztecs had "tampered" with Izundu's transfer process, contacting him before the season ended.

We also reported that Izundu had an afternoon hearing today, Wednesday, to appeal that decision in front of a faculty committee.

That hearing took place and the committee upheld the original decision on the grounds that "the committee felt that tampering has taken place (improper communication through a third party)," saying it was the key factor in the decision.




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