Todd Mayo ruled academically ineligible

Marquette sophomore guard Todd Mayo has been ruled academically ineligible, per a statement sent out by the school Monday night.

Todd Mayo has been ruled academically ineligible, effective immediately. (Marquette Athletics)

Mayo is unable to practice or play, effective immediately.

“Todd understands success in our program requires a sincere commitment to excellence on and off the floor.  I’m extremely disappointed he’s put himself in this position, but he has the full support of our program as he works to improve,” head coach Buzz Williams said in a statement.

Mayo’s ineligibility stems from the NCAA’s minimum requirements. Per the Summary of NCAA Regulations, The NCAA states a student-athlete entering his second year of enrollment must “present a cumulative grade-point average that equals at least 90 percent of the institution’s overall cumulative grade-point average required for graduation.”

Marquette’s minimum requirement for student-athletes is a 2.0 GPA, which would mean the NCAA’s minimum standard is a 1.8 grade-point average.

Mayo also would have needed to complete the minimum requirement of credits, though it’s unknown which of the requirements Mayo did not complete to keep his eligibility for the first semester.

The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 7.9 points and 2.7 rebounds in 21.1 minutes per game as a freshman, acting as the first guard off the bench for much of the season. He was expected to take on a more significant role in 2012-’13, following the graduation of fellow shooting guard Darius Johnson-Odom.

This could put the sophomore’s season in doubt. He was suspended earlier this summer for unspecified reasons, and rejoined the team in early August. He was also suspended for the second half of Marquette’s game at West Virginia last year, stemming from an incident at a Milwaukee nightclub in January.

No word has been made official, but speculation is that Mayo will be ineligible for the first semester and will reapply for eligibility in Marquette’s second semester, which would coincide with the start of the Big East season.

Tags: , ,

Categories: Features, Home, Offseason


Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

6 Comments on “Todd Mayo ruled academically ineligible”

  1. Thor
    November 5, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    Good riddance

  2. Cody
    November 5, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    Wouldn’t that make it 1.8? Or am I missing something? Either way that’s pathetic…

  3. RW
    November 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Maybe he expects his brother to pay for his grades…for him? Get to work Todd.

  4. BCC
    November 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    He doesn’t get the “team” mentality…and I don’t see that changing. Reminds me of Reggie Smith, who just transferred again…from UNLV to Eastern Illinois. Make room for someone who values the opportunity, and can lead both on & off the court. Way to squander an amazing opportunity.


  1. The Morning Mix | CollegeBasketballTalk - November 6, 2012

    […] – Marquette got terrible, horrible, no good, very bad news on Monday. Turns out that potential breakout star Todd Mayo, the younger brother of Dallas Maverick’s star O.J. Mayo, was ruled academically ineligible by the NCAA and will have to sit out the entire season. That’s a major loss for a team already looking to replace both Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom. (Paint Touches) […]

  2. A few college basketball links for election morning | John Clay's Sidelines - November 6, 2012

    […] Marquette takes a blow as Todd Mayo is ruled academically ineligible. […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s