NCAA rules Masoli eligible, can play immediately

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- It turns out Mississippi quarterback Jeremiah Masoli can now play for the Rebels immediately.

The NCAA had ruled that the former Oregon quarterback had to sit out a season after enrolling at Mississippi. But Mississippi appealed that decision and announced Friday that the NCAA Division I Subcommittee for Legislative Relief had ruled that Masoli can play this season.

According to NCAA rules, football graduate student-athletes must receive a waiver in order to compete if they enroll at a university other than the one where they received their undergraduate degree.

Ole Miss plays Jacksonville State on Saturday.

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