Northwestern suspends Cobb for 2012-13 season

Northwestern suspends Cobb for 2012-13 season
September 21, 2012, 11:27 pm
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Northwestern suspended junior guard JerShon Cobb for the entire 2012-13 season due to a violation of team rules, the Wildcats announced Friday.

The specific rules that were violated were not disclosed and the 6-foot-5 shooting guard will have two years of eligibility remaining.

There are standards that each student-athlete is expected to uphold, Northwestern coach Bill Carmody said in a statement released by the university. JerShon has our complete support as he works to fulfill those expectations and we look forward to having him rejoin the program in a full capacity in the future.

Cobb started 33 games during his first two seasons in Evanston, averaging 7.3 points and 22.5 minutes. He averaged 7.1 points a game in 2011-12.

The loss hurts the Wildcats chances of reaching their first NCAA tournament in school history.