NCAA denies 6th year for SDSU's Carlwell

NCAA denies 6th year for SDSU's Carlwell

Published Aug. 18, 2011 7:20 p.m. ET

San Diego State says center Brian Carlwell has been denied a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.

Carlwell had applied for the sixth year based on injuries sustained in a car accident when he was a freshman at Illinois and a knee injury the following season.

After transferring to SDSU, Carlwell sat out the 2008-09 season. He helped lead the Aztecs to consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament, including last season's run to the regionals and a 34-3 record.

Carlwell says he was disappointed when he found out he wouldn't be able to come back.