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Denied extra year by NCAA, Cook's career ends with injury

Updated: August 20, 2008, 4:35 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PITTSBURGH -- The NCAA has rejected Pittsburgh forward Mike Cook's request for an extra year of eligibility.

The school appealed to the NCAA after Cook's senior season ended with a knee injury. Cook played in 11 games before the injury Dec. 20 against Duke.

"Our hearts went out to Mike when he suffered the injury against Duke and we feel for him now," Pitt athletics director Steve Pederson said in a statement released by the university.

Under NCAA rules, an extra year of eligibility ...

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