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Wisconsin freshman Andy Van Vliet ruled ineligible by NCAA

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The Badgers forward will have to sit out the 2015-16 season, the NCAA ruled on Tuesday.

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Wisconsin forward Andy Van Vliet will not play in the 2015-16 season after being ruled ineligible by the NCAA, UW announced Tuesday night.

According to the press release from UW, "NCAA rules state that prospective student-athletes have one year to enroll in a collegiate institution following their high school graduation or expected graduation date. Van Vliet played basketball as an amateur outside of that one-year window, which has resulted in him sitting this season and losing a year of eligibility."

Van Vliet had not played this season as the Badgers were appealing the NCAA's initial ruling, citing "factors outside of Van Vliet's control." On Tuesday, they learned of the NCAA's decision.

The 6-11 forward freshman from Belgium will have to sit for all 2015-16 games, but will eligible to play as a sophomore next season.

For more on Van Vliet's eligibility saga, check out B5Q's StoryStream.