Kansas State sticking by Romero transfer decision

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Kansas State is standing by its decision to deny a transfer request from talented guard Leticia Romero in a case that has begun to draw national interest.

Romero sought a release from her scholarship after the school fired Deb Patterson, the coach who had recruited her. Romero then met with an appeals committee last month and was again denied her release. The freshman guard has been trying to gain her release ever since.

In a letter that surfaced this week, Kansas State athletic director John Currie asked appeals committee member Pat Bosco to consider new information and “potentially approve her request.”

Kansas State vice president Jeffrey Morris said in a statement late Wednesday that “the final and binding nature of these (appeals committee) decisions does not allow them to be overturned by university administrators.”