NCAA rules UCLA's Muhammad ineligible

Updated: November 9, 2012, 11:06 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- No. 13 UCLA took a big loss before its season even began on Friday night.

The NCAA ruled freshman Shabazz Muhammad is ineligible to play basketball after violating amateurism rules, leaving the Bruins without their highly touted recruit to start the season.

The school announced the NCAA's ruling in a statement from athletic director Dan Guerrero about 80 minutes before the Bruins' season opener against Indiana State on Friday night, which was expected to be a celebration ...

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