Kevin Short’s grades not up to par

The NCAA has ruled that Kansas cornerback Kevin Short is

academically ineligible and will have to redshirt this season.

Short, a transfer from Fort Scott Community College, started

fall camp late after completing his academic work. He was listed as

co-starter but was held out of Kansas’ season opening win against

South Dakota.

Kansas coach Charlie Weis said Friday that he was ”extremely

disappointed” with the NCAA’s decision that because Short had a

redshirt year available, he should spend it improving his


Weis said Short’s junior college transcript gave no indication

that Short would not be a successful student, and his grades and

transferable hours exceeded entrance requirements. Short, an NJCAA

All-American at Fort Scott, will have two years of eligibility

remaining after this season.