New as of a year ago that is:
[i]184.108.40.206 Aid After Departure of Head Coach—Men’s Basketball. In men’s basketball, a student-athlete who receives athletically related institutional financial aid in later academic years after the departure of a head coach from the institution is not a counter, provided: (Adopted: 4/29/10 effective 8/1/10)
(a) The student-athlete participated in basketball and received athletically related institutional financial aid
during the coach’s tenure at the institution; and
(b) The student-athlete does not participate in basketball during the later academic years at the institution.[/i]
Basically, that says that Chamber could conceivably tell anyone on the squad that their services will no longer be needed but keep them in school on scholarship until graduation without them counting (as long as they don’t play). I’m assuming that “participate” means play in a game. I could be wrong and it might mean practice with the team also.
I did some more digging and discovered that “participating” happens at the first practice. So, in theory, anytime between now and practice on Friday, Chambers could conceivably tell one or more of the guys that we will honor their scholarships but that they aren’t going to be part of the team. I’m not suggesting that he’s going to do that but this could be one of the possible reasons that we appeared to still be recruiting some people even though we were out of scholarships.