ISU’s White gets waiver claim denied by NCAA

Iowa State says the NCAA has denied forward Royce White a waiver

to play this season after he transferred from Minnesota.

The Cyclones say they will appeal the ruling.

White, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound native of Minneapolis, signed with

Minnesota for last season but never played a game for the Golden

Gophers.

White was suspended last fall after an incident at the Mall of

America. He later pleaded guilty to theft and disorderly conduct

and left Minnesota in February.

White announced he was transferring to Iowa State in July and

had hoped to bypass the NCAA’s rule that transfers must sit out

their first season.

Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg says the school will exhaust every

option to try to get White eligible this year.

Iowa State opens play Friday night against Northern Arizona.