Stoops: NCAA rules Love, Hart ineligible for this season

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says the NCAA has denied hardship waiver requests by linebacker Courtney Love and tight end Greg Hart to play this season for the Wildcats after transferring from Nebraska.

Stoops said after Monday's practice that the school is appealing the NCAA's decision on Love, who arrived in Lexington in January. Love and Hart had hoped to become eligible this fall, but appear likely to sit out per transfer rules unless the ruling is reversed.

Love, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound Youngstown, Ohio, native, was expected to help a Wildcats defense that lacks depth at outside linebacker. He made six tackles in 12 games last season as a redshirt freshman with the Cornhuskers.

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