So, in other words, you are still wrong at this point. This really isn't news. Bill Self has made multiple public statements that he will not be walking away from this and has in fact said he sees himself coaching at KU much longer than he thought he might when he took the job.
Posted 7 April 2019, 7:48 a.m.
If I remember correctly, it's not just about wanting access to information the FBI did the groundwork on, it's about having access to all kinds of information that the NCAA as an entity shouldn't have access to. Amongst all those wiretaps is tons of personal information for all kinds of people that weren't being investigated or wasn't pertinent to the investigation. The judge was pretty harsh in his statement when he said that wasn't something he could ever grant access to. I'm not sure the NCAA had the foresight to consider that they might not just be granted full access to this information when the FBI cases were completed. Jeff - I like your reference - the NCAA needs to do their own homework.
Posted 5 April 2019, 4:58 p.m.
Please provide some kind of source for methylene chloride as a treatment for cramps because it's potentially toxic when absorbed through the skin or during prolonged exposure.
Posted 16 March 2019, 12:33 p.m.
Phosphorous does not force potassium out of the body. Gatorade is not counterproductive for an athlete that is cramping because of dehydration. Yes, water is great for you, but it doesn't have the necessary electrolytes to help with cramping when those electrolytes are depleted. There is a reason the KU trainers still use Gatorade and electrolyte pills, because they work.
Posted 16 March 2019, 12:31 p.m.
Possibly, Sean Miller decided he was screwed for eternity if a full blown investigation happened with the info the FBI obtained, or he basically is giving the finger to the NCAA and took a chance they would never have access to all the info the FBI collected. It really is remarkable the kind of class he has brought in. He also gets the benefit of being a Nike school. As a KU fan that has seen multiple last second players switch from KU to Arizona I fully expect he is paying good prices for those kids.
Posted 1 March 2019, 2:17 p.m.
@Joe Ross - There is no conversation with Townsend. There is a one sentence response to a suggestion that Zion's father wanted money. There is zero evidence, to date, that KU or Townsend ever agreed to those demands and the fact is that Townsend wasn't indicted while assistants at Arizona, OSU, and Auburn were for being willing to exchange money. Being willing to wait for full context, if it ever even happens, doesn't make me a homer it makes me someone that doesn't jump to conclusions based on partial conversations. I'll say it again, I'm really glad individuals like you and Mike Hart aren't the legal representation for KU or for that matter, anybody. I'm not naive, but I'm a KU fan and I also understand that the entire goal of the defense in the most recent case was to pick and choose text messages and partial transcripts to try and make themselves look innocent and schools like KU guilty and the Judge and jury didn't buy it. I guess that makes them a bunch of naive KU homers as well.
Posted 17 November 2018, 9:36 p.m.
@Mike Hart - You aren't here for a conversation because you have already made your mind up. I'm just really glad you aren't any part of the legal team for KU. Why would anybody at KU, especially Girod, offer anything up when it hasn't even been determined that the NCAA will find any fault with anything that happened at KU? The NCAA is horribly unpredictable as it is. KU has already opened all their books up to the FBI and they didn't find any need to bring a single indictment against the program. KU did their own internal investigation and history says that if they found something they would have gotten ahead of it by offering up self-imposed sanctions. I'm more than willing to wait for full context, if necessary, before judging and this Chad Lawhorn character wants to write inflammatory headlines to get clicks. I guess it's working, but from now on anything with his name will get an ignore from me.
Posted 16 November 2018, 5:07 p.m.
To be clear, the only person that directly mentioned money was the Adidas guy on the other end of this brief transcription of the call about Zion. Everything else is speculation and at this point without context. We have yet another intentionally inflammatory title by Chad Lawhorn who seems to go out of his way to write inflammatory headlines. Asking Girod to speak on this issue is just an excuse to write an article knowing that Girod has no reason nor will likely ever speak on the issue until or unless the NCAA finds that KU did something wrong.
Posted 16 November 2018, 12:16 p.m.
There is no more Mangino and there will never be any more Mangino. Miles doesn't need Mangino for toughness and Mangino was an awful recruiter and doesn't get along well with others. He got fired at his last job as offensive coordinator for ISU after they lost to, guess who, Kansas. This doesn't mean I don't appreciate what he did at KU, but nobody is knocking down Mangino's door for a reason.
Posted 9 November 2018, 7:21 a.m.
You really do hate KU basketball and Bill Self. Just walk away if you despise KU basketball that much. Somehow KU failed repeatedly to sign elite players while they watched them go to schools like Arizona, UK, and Duke and yet I'm supposed to believe that Adidas didn't have big enough pockets to secure a guy like Bagley or Zion or Ayton to come to KU when they were throwing 150K at a marginal PRO talent like Brian Bowen. Either that means KU wasn't a priority for Adidas despite being their premiere college program for the brand or Townsend and Self suck at convincing Adidas to outbid Nike for Zion or possibly those very incomplete transcripts suggest that Townsend was looking for another way to convice Zion and his dad that short term money gains weren't worth what KU could offer to him for the long term. It's really remarkable that Zion played the Adidas circuit and wore Adidas gear all the way up until about a month before he committed to Duke when he switched to Nike gear and yet Townsend just couldn't get Adidas to offer Zion enough money to come to KU. I absolutely believe that Self fully wants Adidas to do everything possible to help recruit kids to KU because that in itself is parting of the recruiting advantage to be gained by being with Adidas. KU was literally in the middle of signing the largest contract Adidas had every signed with a University and I would be shocked if Self didn't have a conversation where he said if KU is going to sign on with Adidas they want their full weight to help him recruit studs to KU. None of that is against the rules and would absolutely involve conversations that Self would have had with Gassanola and Gatto. If all the defense had on KU was a one sentence snippet from Townsend that commits to nothing then there is nothing there.
Posted 2 November 2018, 9:55 p.m.