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OSU football: Israel Antwine deemed immediately eligible by NCAA

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The NCAA passed down its decision on Wednesday to grant Oklahoma State defensive lineman Israel Antwine immediate eligibility after his transfer from Colorado in January.

Antwine’s father, Dwayne Antwine, told The Oklahoman Wednesday afternoon that the NCAA had notified OSU’s compliance department of the decision to approve Israel's application.

Antwine had applied for a hardship exception after transferring following his freshman season at Colorado, when his head coach, position coach and academic advisor all left the program.

“Israel was feeling discombobulated,” Dwayne Antwine said in January after his son enrolled at OSU. “All those people were gone, and it didn't feel the same to him.”

The Millwood High School product provides immediate help on the defensive line as a true sophomore. The 6-foot-4, 295-pounder can play on the interior or on the end, where he primarily played at Colorado.

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Oklahoma State University defensive lineman Israel Antwine (95) goes through stretching drills during OSU's Spring football practice in Stillwater, Okla. on Monday, March 11, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma State University defensive lineman Israel Antwine (95) goes through stretching drills during OSU's Spring football practice in Stillwater, Okla. on Monday, March 11, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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