Athletic director Greg McGarity issued a statement late Friday afternoon saying the school is working ''to resolve the eligibility matter as expeditiously as possible and in a manner that is in the best interests of the university, its coaches, and its student-athletes.'' He did not address any specifics of the case.
McGarity says the university will not tolerate any NCAA rules violations, but will also do whatever it can to support its student-athletes. He says Gurley accepted an offer from the school to provide him with an attorney who has vast experience in eligibility matters, as allowed by NCAA rules. The attorney was not identified.