Cincy coach: Stephenson cleared by NCAA

BY foxsports • November 7, 2009

Cincinnati's highly touted freshman Lance Stephenson has been cleared by the NCAA and is now eligible to play immediately, Bearcats coach Mick Cronin told Friday.

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The NCAA had been investigating Stephenson's amateur status but did not find any reason to rule him ineligible.

He should be in uniform for Cincinnati's season opener against Prairie View A&M on Nov. 16.