I like it, I like the player, his skills and strengths, and its Coach Self flipping the finger at the NCAA again with another local kid. By the time they try and make their case, the roster will be almost totally local from KC and Wichita. I didnt hear D as one of his strengths but sounds like his all around game persona should lend itself to team first D effort. Good Get and Welcome to the Jayhawk Family.
Posted 12 May 2020, 8:27 a.m.
Kind of the reverse of how we used Svi, a guard who learned to play the 4 so well, he beat Duke.
Posted 12 May 2020, 8:21 a.m.
One step further, they were all international students with a Guardian, not a parent, looks to me the con men targeted them in the AAU ranks because a temporary guardian was more susceptible to taking the risk than a parent.
Posted 10 May 2020, 7:26 a.m.
absolutely point on! They have to put a stamp of approval on them before eligible and that includes both Academics and Amateur Status. We never played anybody without that stamp, and when questions arose with Sylvio, he didnt play again until he got a new stamp of approval by the NCAA. It all just reinforces the FBI position that the schools were defrauded. The testimony the NCAA is relying on is from convicted criminals in a fraud trial, whose to say these guys didnt just really pocket the cash that was supposed to be given to Recruit X and wrote it down as a payment? Beyond a reasonable doubt in court is impossible but that doesnt mean rough waters ahead while still in the NCAA infractions process.
Posted 10 May 2020, 7:20 a.m.
And the fact that we benched Preston just as soon as we sniffed any sign of a payment pretty much refutes the NCAA's primary charge that Self did nothing to stop Gassnola. And as I recall when questioned, Self was totally misled about a relationship between Billy's Mom and the Adidas rep. I've always felt the NCAA had it out for KU and this pretty much proves it, where are the actions against Arizona and Ayton, or Duke and Zion? Any recruit coming in today can be assured this will be going on long after they graduate, I see a long protracted court battle.
Posted 10 May 2020, 7:13 a.m.
The Senior Night Game Should be Broadcast, not stream only on ESPN+, its not good for the players, not good for the fans, not good for the program.
Posted 4 March 2020, 2:12 p.m.
Because ESPN+ siphoned off the tough games like both KU-WVU games, the whole deal stinks, exploits the fanbase and hurts the game. The old deal with Spectrum was much better, all games televised, even against the cupcakes, wrapped with Pre and Post game shows, thats the way to reward a loyal fanbase. Remember, in the chase for the almighty dollar, you cant just buy fans.
Posted 25 February 2020, 10:40 a.m.
Devon knows achieving his goal of winning a championship at KU is at stake and he wants a ring before the NBA. Not to mention Pride in not getting swept, and revenge for getting beat at home. Rock Chalk, we got this.
Posted 21 February 2020, 9:29 a.m.
A game between Nationally Ranked should be on cable tv. period
Posted 12 February 2020, 9:15 a.m.
Totally agree, its extortion of the established and hard earned fanbases. The whole problem with the "its just $5 theory" is that we already pay $100/mo for cable and it includes ESPN, no way a conference game, let alone between two nationally ranked teams, shouldn't be on national tv. Its a full disenfranchisement of the older fanbase, I don't think my 90 yr old mother and Jayhawk fan is going to figure out the whole streaming concept. The old deal with Spectrum was much better for fans who want to watch every game, even if it paid less money, remember that you cant just buy a fanbase.
Posted 12 February 2020, 9:13 a.m.