Finally, some good news in the Jarrod Uthoff saga at Wisconsin.
Wisconsin met with Jarrod Uthoff and has announced that all transfer restrictions have been lifted except for Big Ten schools.— Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) April 19, 2012
Ryan had previously restricted Uthoff from taking his talents to any Big Ten or ACC school, along with Iowa State and Marquette. Ryan's original exercise of a coach's power to dictate where to and whether a player can switch schools sparked a firestorm of criticism, particularly from those, like Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports, who find issue with the NCAA's player transfer rules.
Prior to Ryan's relent, Uthoff's search for a new school had been largely limited to Creighton, which sports one of the top basketball programs in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Uthoff had been expected to step in as a contributor off the bench for the Badgers next season, with a starting role awaiting him once Jared Berggren and Mike Bruesewitz leave Madison in two years.
However, after spending a year practicing with the team, Uthoff had a change of heart, finding that he didn't fit into Ryan's swing offense quite as he'd hoped he would.