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Badgers' Van Vliet sits due to eligibility issue

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The Badgers will take the floor for their first exhibition without 6'11" freshman Andy Van Vliet. The school announced Wednesday afternoon that Van Vliet is dealing with an eligibility issue.

NCAA rules state that prospective student-athletes have one year to enroll in a college following high school graduation. Van Vliet played a year of amateur basketball in his native Belgium following graduation. Wisconsin filed a waiver with the NCAA citing factors outside of Van Vliet's control. However, the school was informed just prior to the exhibition game that the waiver was denied. The school plans to appeal.

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