NCAA rules Kentucky LB Courtney Love, TE Greg Hart ineligible for '15

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said the NCAA has denied hardship waiver requests from linebacker Courtney Love and tight end Greg Hart to play for the Wildcats this season after transferring from Nebraska.

Stoops said after Monday's practice that the school is appealing the NCAA's decision on Love, who arrived in Lexington in January. Love and Hart had hoped to become eligible this fall but appear likely to sit out per transfer rules, unless the ruling is reversed.

Love, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound Youngstown, Ohio, native, was expected to help a Wildcats defense that lacks depth at outside linebacker. He made six tackles in 12 games last season as a redshirt freshman with the Cornhuskers.