2 Illini ineligible for bowl game

Illinois announced Friday that senior running back Jason Ford and redshirt freshman wide receiver Jake Kumerow are academically ineligible under NCAA rules and will not participate in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

Ford lead Illinois with 600 rushing yards on 155 carries (3.9 ypc) and seven touchdowns. He finishes his career 1,962 career rushing yards, which ranks 16th on the all-time Illinois rushing list, and 26 career rushing touchdowns, which is second in Illinois history behind only Howard Griffith’s school record of 31. Kumerow played in seven games in 2011 and had three catches for 15 yards on the season. All three of his catches came in the regular season finale at Minnesota on Nov. 26.

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Tim on 12/23/2011 @ 8:31pm EDT Said:

I bet they are glad……Who would want to be embarassed by playing in “The No Coach Bowl” or should I call it “The Really…Who Care’s Bowl”?
This is a disgrace, both teams should decline this bowl…..Neither will learn anything as neither teams next years coach will be coaching in it….The only thing that can come from this is,it cost both schools money and players getting injured