Kansas State's Jamar Samuels Is Out Today For "An Eligibility Concern"

So says Newsday's Neil Best via twitter. Syracuse.com also chimes in:

Minutes before the start of today's NCAA Tournament game between Syracuse and Kansas State here at the Consol Energy Center, Kansas State officials announced the Wildcats starting forward Jamar Samuels would not be eligible to play.

In a statement, the university cited "an eligibility concern.''

Kansas State, ironically, is playing Syracuse this afternoon who is dealing with an eligibility concern of its own.

More on this as we hear.

Update (12:40 p.m.): Kellis Robinett, a Kansas State reporter, collects a few more details. Notably, K-State is currently attempting to resolve the issue with the implied (however unlikely) hope being that Samuels could still play today.

"Jamar Samuels is currently unavailable for today's game, because of an eligibility concern," said K-State athletic director John Currie. "We are working diligently to try and resolve it even right now. Jamar Samuels has worked extremely hard academically and athletically throughout his career. We are certainly going to do everything we can to advocate for him."

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Kansas State will be without senior forward Jamar Samuels vs. Syracuse today
[Syracuse.com]