We've been playing with fire for years now. When's the last season we DIDN'T have an eligibility issue?
Self's be involving us with some pretty shady players for a while now and the chickens have come home to roost.
Posted 16 April 2018, 12:16 p.m.
You assume the NCAA has any shame.
This case is not all that different than the UMASS case in 96 that cost them their FF banner.
In both cases, the schools knew absolutely nothing about the improper benefits...but they lost their banner just the same. We will too if the allegations prove true.
Posted 16 April 2018, 12:14 p.m.
So, he's already likely going to cost us a FF banner and now he's going to cost us a scholarship slot for next season because we won't know the outcome of the FBI's case until well into the season if not next summer.
And yet people still balk at me when I suggest we should be suing these families for the harm they are causing our program.
Posted 16 April 2018, 12:12 p.m.
At first glance I thought the same thing, but after looking at previous cases I think the FF banner and the conference streak are done for.
This situation is extremely similar to the UMASS case that cost a young Calipari his first FF.
Posted 13 April 2018, 5:02 p.m.
You don't think the person who accepted the money is deserving of repercussions?
Posted 12 April 2018, 11:29 a.m.
If they are willing to throw our school under the bus for 20K, we want them playing for us...because?
Posted 12 April 2018, 11:28 a.m.
I've said it on previous articles on this story and I'll say it again:
KU should seriously consider suing these player's families for restitution for any and all penalties the school gets due to this.
Assuming current reporting is true and our coaches had nothing to do with the payments nor knowledge of their existence...it's ludicrous that we could have banners stripped over something outside of our control.
Until the rules change, there is literally zero incentive for these players and their families to from doing shady things that cause devastating penalties to schools...so why should the schools just quietly take their lumps in these cases?
The ending of the 'The Streak' alone should be worth millions in punitive damages.
Posted 11 April 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Gotta think we'd prefer Tulsa to Des Moines not that it matter too much.
More KU fans that direction than towards Iowa I think.
Also, some interesting stories about how Self used to coach there could be fun leading up to the first weekend games.
Will be nice to stay super close to home for the second weekend again though, assuming we earn a 1 in the midwest.
Posted 4 April 2018, 12:23 p.m.
That's a loaded field.
Traditional Final Four threats in KU & Sparty, plus an old-school blue-blood in UCLA and solid teams that usually get into the NCAAT at-large.
Should be fun!
Posted 27 March 2018, 4:25 p.m.
I get why he'd go that route with both of our national titles having a variation of 'miracle'...but this one was not.
The only miracle last night was Duke not getting blown out completely. We dominated that game and it was only tight because of a few missed wide open shots.
Posted 26 March 2018, 11:47 a.m.