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Richardson Enrolled, Not Yet Eligible

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Mizzou begins their first day of practice on Thursday, but will defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson be on the field with the rest of the team? As of now, Richardson is enrolled at the University of Missouri, but may not be eligible to start practicing with the rest of the team.

Richardson’s name can be found in the University of Missouri student database, but most do not expect him to take the field on Thursday afternoon at 3:45pm when the first practice begins. However, though unlikely, Richardson could be given the okay by the NCAA.

The issue is that the 2009 Gateway Tech High School graduate may not have all the academic credits needed from his junior college plus the other schools he briefly attended.

During the Big 12 Conference media day, Tigers head coach Gary Pinkel said that he expected Richardson to ready for the first day of the practice.

Richardson, 6-3, 290 lbs, was attending the College of the Sequoias for the past two collegiate seasons. He is rated as one of the top overall 2011 JUCO transfers in the country.

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