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The coach said he didn’t even have Gibbs penciled in on his 2013-14 roster and was ecstatic and pleasantly surprised when he got word of the NCAA’s decision.

He said it was heartening for the NCAA to rule in favor of the athlete.

“We tend to hear the stories of where they don’t, and those (get) a lot of national attention,” he said. “This is kind of a feel-good story where they did right by the student-athlete.”