Love to Transfer

EUGENE, Ore. — Junior guard Kenny Love has been granted his release from the University of Oregon and announced his intentions to transfer to a yet-to-be determined Division II college in hopes of finding more playing time. Love, from South Bend., Ind., would be eligible to play immediately at a Division II program.

"We are working with Kenny to help him find the best possible situation that will allow him to have the opportunity to play his last two years of college," said Oregon coach Ernie Kent. "We've enjoyed having Kenny with us the last two seasons and wish him success the rest of his career."

Love played in only five games in 2005-06 as he battled patella tendonitis in his left knee. He is in the process of petitioning the NCAA for a medical redshirt season, which is expected to be granted. Love would then have two seasons to play. He last appeared for Oregon in the Dec. 10 Illinois game, scoring three points in three minutes.

Love averaged 1.1 points in 5.8 minutes per game as reserve in 2004-05. He originally transferred to Oregon after playing one season at Casper College in Casper, Wyo.

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