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cdm121880 (clint moran) says...

And just think.... he will probably be even better next year.

cdm121880 (clint moran) says...

Absolutely. To clarify I was referring to "#freeSilvio part 1", lol. The original eligibility screening that the NCAA drug their feet on, as he was a mid-season recruit graduating early to go to college sooner.

As for the reinstatement after the suspension, your statement about the NCAA demands are accurate as I remember them. It's clear to me now why Jeff Long added the word "hypothetical" when referring to Gassnola as a booster. It was likely known that the NCAA was planning to use that against the university.

cdm121880 (clint moran) says...

If I'm thinking on the right track, "lack of institutional control" is often a case of infractions that may not be known by coaching staff or anyone closely associated with the school. It's like, "You may not have known, but you should have known" as if to say the university's compliance department was not as diligent in it's research regarding the amateurism status of a student athlete.

What really bothers me about this case, is the fact that the KU compliance department, after clearing Silvio to play, turned the case over to the NCAA for them to clear him as well. I'm certain we all remember how long that took. Remember #freeSilvio? I do. We were told this was a tough case because this was an international player and it takes longer for the NCAA to investigate their amateurism status. Finally, Silvio was cleared by the NCAA and played from mid January until the FF loss to Villanova.

Why is it that the NCAA can spend several weeks investigating the amateurism status of a student athlete, find nothing, and clear him to play... then punish a University for investigating the amateurism status of the SAME student athlete, finding nothing, and clearing him to play? Is the university supposed to have resources that the NCAA doesn't have? Is the FBI supposed to open wire taps and intercept text messages and emails during the recruitment of every prospect from this case forward? Obviously not, but it would seem like the only way this would be avoided in the future.

cdm121880 (clint moran) says...

I thought the unis were pretty slick looking last night, personally.

cdm121880 (clint moran) says...

Back to basketball.... sweet! Thanks for this article and for pointing out, as Self did, that the unfortunate events stole the spotlight from Braun. He should've been at the press table following the game. He's been getting better and better and I'd imagine going 4 around 1 for the next couple games will only help him. Glad he's a Jayhawk.

cdm121880 (clint moran) says...

Grading a coaching hire before his first season is about as useful as draft grades given to NFL teams 1 day after the draft. The existence of these things is nothing short of mind-boggling. What's worse? Folks get paid to do it!

cdm121880 (clint moran) says...

I believe that was Carlton Bragg, but that's a good point. Sometimes a scorn lady can try to hit these athletes where it will hurt the most. Let's hope for the best in this case.

cdm121880 (clint moran) says...

Thanks for clarifying, Mike. I had wondered this myself, since his file had gone across the NCAA compliance office desk. However, I did recall listening to Kevin Keitzman while Silvio was waiting on the green light from the NCAA. Someone on that show (Keegan, perhaps?) had mentioned that part of the delay was that the NCAA compliance office had to investigate amateurism, and that this situation required more time than usual because he was an international player. Specific examples were named such as: if the player in question had ever had a reward of monetary value given for any number of tournaments that he participated in over seas. I don't know how deep this is investigated, but would it not fall under the same guidelines as "pay-for-play" amateurism violations?

cdm121880 (clint moran) says...

He inked his deal last week, or perhaps even early this week. 3 yr./ $4 mil. with the first 2 years guaranteed, but the optional 3rd year being the largest sum of his ballooning contract (at just south of $2 mil., iirc). He's just fine financially, and he still has 2 seasons to earn that 3rd year option, he'll make over $2 mil. guaranteed for playing the first 2 seasons.

cdm121880 (clint moran) says...

Marius, I was also wondering about the Alexander situation, but if these are documents obtained from an expense report of Andy MIller, then perhaps it was just a different agent that handled Cliff.... er, his mother. Speaking of big Cliff, that situation happened in August, before he played a single game for Kansas, and no wins were vacated (presumably because he was immediately suspended by KU, once they were aware of the situation). But, if they are not aware of the situation, (Josh Jackson) how severe a punishment could they really find reasonable. Hell, for all we know, Josh himself did not know what was going on.