Source: Academics sideline Carter
Ohio State freshman wide receiver Duron Carter will not participate in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi, the team announced Thursday.
No official reason was given for Carter's absence, but a source close to the program told ESPN.com that Carter had been ruled academically ineligible. Multiple media outlets in Ohio reported that the freshman was awaiting a final decision on his academic status.
Ohio State faces Oregon on Jan. 1 in the Rose Bowl (ABC, 4:30 p.m. ET).
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