No news on Nicolas Kerdiles' appeal of his one-year ban from the NCAA is not necessarily the worst news for the Wisconsin Badgers and the Anaheim Ducks second-round pick.
There were reports earlier this week that Kerdiles could jet off to the Western Hockey League's Kelowna Rockets as early as Thursday if the matter wasn't rectified. (The NCAA seems to have borrowed a tack from the OHL by not saying what rules were actually broken.) Now it is Thursday, Kerdiles is not practising at Wisconsin due to headaches, and Badgers beat writer Andy Baggot is reporting the appeal will not be heard this week:
Wisconsin officials confirm NCAA will not hear Nic Kerdiles appeal this week. No specific timetable for when NCAA will act.
— Andy Baggot (@AndyBaggotWSJ) October 11, 2012
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