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Monday, September 22, 2008
Big East gives Syracuse G Devendorf another year after injury

Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse guard Eric Devendorf has been given an additional year of athletic eligibility.

Devendorf, a key member of the basketball team who missed 25 of the Orange's 35 games last season with a knee injury, has been granted a hardship waiver by the Big East Conference.

The school applied on Devendorf's behalf after he suffered a torn ACL in a game last December against East Tennessee State and missed the rest of the season. Devendorf started the first 10 games of 2007-08 and averaged 17 points a game.

For the 2008-09 season, Devendorf will be classified as a senior academically and a junior in athletic eligibility.