The violation? According to WMU head basketball coach Steve Hawkins, Whittington played 6 minutes of a scrimmage 3 years ago during Whittington's red-shirt season
Let me say that again: 6 minutes, in a scrimmage, from 3 years ago.
Those 6 minutes will leave the lone Bronco player over 6'7", and all-MAC player, out against the NCAA's tallest team (according to @BrianPersky) and the Rainbow Classic hosts Hawaii. For 6 minutes of scrimmage time, Whittington is now out for a total of 80 minutes of real time.
Western Michigan is currently about to tip-off against New Mexico State in Hawaii to open their season.