Posted 23 July 2019, 11:04 a.m.
Bill Kackley: Precisely...
Posted 23 July 2019, 11:03 a.m.
Jay, are you really surprised? The character of Beaty was never in question... people can ridicule the hiring, the contract extension or devalue him as a coach, but the personal spite and animus toward the man has always been unnecessary, and quite frankly: Undeserved. This reflects poorly on the University for failing to honor a contract. His firing was not for just cause... it was discretionary based on performance. This is ex post facto to now go back and claim he isn't due what was in his contract... for a choice KU made in letting him go. The "lacking jurisdiction" claim is pathetically weak.
Posted 23 July 2019, 11:02 a.m.
I think you guys are forgetting about LSU.
Posted 16 June 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Freddie Garza: “THe NCAA gets off scot free again”. Uh.. what exactly was their crime? You can dislike the NCAA all you want, but what do you expect them to be found guilty of doing? They aren’t paying college recruits to attend certain schools
Posted 13 June 2019, 5:50 p.m.
I don't find myself in this situation often, but I am defending McCabe, because unlike most: He isn't looking at this with rose-colored glasses. He isn't letting his allegiance to KU athletics stand in the way of recognizing that KU was complicit in some impropriety. KU is not a victim here. No one (NCAA, media or if you take the KU chancellor's word for it).. .has supposedly spoken to Townsend about any of his text messages. Really? If you believe there haven't been internal discussions and that everyone in the KU hierarchy is fully briefed and understanding of what transpired... then you aren't keeping it real. The point is: No sense in the derogatory commentary toward McCabe the "gene pool" crack because he cuts through the crap when it comes to the feigned indignation people are expressing about how KU's program is supposedly squeaky clean... and that we are being victimized by the NCAA. That's a farce.
Posted 13 June 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Far cry to consider Gassnola a booster??? Let's see per the above link: NCAA considers anyone a booster who "Arranged for or provided employment for enrolled student-athletes"... "assisted or has been requested by university staff to assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athlete"... "assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student athletes or their families".
Mind you, Gassnola has already admitted he paid $89K to Billy Preston's mother, there are transcripts to which he has admitted facilitating an Adidas gear deal for Angolan National team on behalf of Fenny Falmagne, etc. Not a reach for the NCAA to consider him a booster based on his actions to steer people to KU... and that is irrelevant as to whether the coaching staff knew about it or not.
Posted 13 June 2019, 8:44 a.m.
Doug, the other thing that Garrett can do... is take the ball to the basket. Look how successful he was the 2nd half of the season (when healthy) last year going straight to the rim. When he's blowing by defenders going to the basket.. he will create and set up more dunks for Dok and DeSousa. Agbaji will be critical to 3 point shooting success and his athleticism is off the charts. If we can bring in a knock down 3-point shooter to complement our stable of guards... we are going to be tough. With our inside game now... Agbaji is going to get a ton of open looks at 3... with Grimes only knocking down 34% from 3 last year... eclipsing that bar isn't that Herculean of a task.
Posted 30 May 2019, 12:23 p.m.
Grimes has commented repeatedly in May about how he thinks he can play point guard... and that Kansas has him playing off the call, so it didn’t really showcase his entire skill set. My guess... is that with Dotson coming back, he wasn’t going to get that point guard opportunity. Notice how Grimes’ decision came after Dotson’s... coincidentally? I think he will transfer where he thinks he can handle the point. How he plans to DEFEND point guards is another story...
Posted 29 May 2019, 8:56 p.m.