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‘Secondary violation’ means no Rose Bowl for Stanford DT

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Stanford defensive tackle Terrence Stephens already missed the final two games of the regular season — both wins over UCLA — with what has been described as a “personal matter.” Now, he’ll miss the Cardinal’s first Rose Bowl appearance in over a decade.

The university announced in a release Friday that Stephens has been ruled ineligible for the bowl “due to a secondary violation of NCAA rules regarding his rental of off-campus housing.” No other details were provided.

Stephens had 10 tackles on the season with a pair of sacks and a forced fumble but was an anchor along Stanford’s defensive line and an important contributor to one of the best run defenses in the country.

Wisconsin, Stanford’s Rose Bowl opponent, ranks 12th in the country in rushing yards per game and ran for over 500 yards in a 70-31 win over Nebraska in the Big Ten championship game.

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2 Responses to “‘Secondary violation’ means no Rose Bowl for Stanford DT”
  1. icewalker946 says: Dec 21, 2012 7:29 PM

    Montee Ball just got more happy for his last collegiate game.

  2. beedubyatoo says: Dec 21, 2012 7:53 PM

    That would be happier, not more happy.

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