NCAA Denies Bosco's Appeal

Posted: February 19, 2011 at 9:22 a.m.

— Arkansas outfielder Jimmy Bosco will have to wait another season to suit up for the Razorbacks.

Bosco’s appeal for immediate eligibility at the school was denied Friday by the NCAA. The sophomore transferred from California over the summer and his plea followed an NCAA decision last month that allowed former Cal pitcher Eric Jaffe immediate eligibility at UCLA season.

There were slight differences in the cases. Bosco transferred to Arkansas prior to Cal announcing it was dropping its program last fall, while Jaffe transferred over the semester break.

Bosco will redshirt this season and have three years of eligibility remaining.

The Granite Bay, Calif., native would have added another left-handed bat to the Razorbacks lineup this season. As a freshman, he hit .321 in 36 games for the Golden Bears and finished the season with five home runs and 20 RBIs