Ducks get big boost for next season.

Chris Boucher will be back next season for the Oregon Ducks according to the University of Oregon's official website, GoDucks.com. The blog entry on the website said that Boucher had been granted a waiver by the NCAA that would allow him to use a fourth year of playing eligbility.

Boucher required a waiver to continue he playing career at Oregon after playing two years in junior college at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, where he was considered the top junior college player in the country, had sat out a year following graduation from high school so that he could work and help support his family. NCAA rules stipulate that a student-athletes has five years to complete four years of playing eligibility following graduation from high school.unless excused for military service or religious reasons.

The blog entry also cited Oregon Athletic Dirctor Rob Mullens who expressed appreciation to the NCAA for the prompt decision.

“Chris is an outstanding young man, and we’re excited he’ll be able to continue progress toward his degree and compete for one more season,” Mullens said in the blog entry regarding the Boucher decision.

The Ducks are currently preparing for their appearance in round one of the NCAA playoffs in Spokane where they are the No. 1 seed in the western region following winning the Pac-12 Conference championship and winning the Pac-12 Tournament last weekend in Las Vegas.

Oregon is currently 28-6 for the season and will play the winning of today's play-in between Holy Cross and Southern.


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