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COLLEGE FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE NATION : Phillips Can Play While Investigated

Associated Press

Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips, from West Covina, can play Thursday against Oklahoma State and in other games, even though an NCAA investigation is continuing, the NCAA’s director of eligibility said Tuesday.

Carrie Doyle said the NCAA has determined that Phillips’ lunch with an employee of California sports agent Steve Feldman will not affect his eligibility.

The NCAA continued to investigate two other issues involving Phillips, Doyle said. One involves the 1995 Mustang convertible that Phillips has been driving. Doyle would not identify the other issue, but the university has provided the NCAA with information about Phillips’ status as a ward of the state of California.

Phillips, a junior, was the nation’s No. 3 rusher last season with 1,722 yards.

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