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#11 unicar15

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:47 AM

I mean does it really surprise any of us that this happened. OR that he won't be punished? Do you know how much it would KILL college basketball if Calipari was punished AT UK?? I mean what can they do to him anyways?? You can't punish the school he is currently at because of what he did at his last school. Still...Knowingly admitting players who have cheated on entrance exams, paying for advisors to be flown around, paying people up front if they come to your school (which also happens), giving people's family members "jobs" or "internships." All of that stuff is illegal and he did all of the above...

#12 Matt Foley

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:05 AM

Larry Brown gave Danny Manning's dad a job on his staff. Won him a championship at Kansas.

Roy Williams was implicated in paying players when he left Kansas.

Rick Pitino has avoided any scandals involving his program, but is currently involved in a doozy where he paid his former equipment manager's wife to have an abortion.

It's not Calipari's fault that Rose cheated on his SAT to become eligible and I would bet you there are hundreds if not thousands of instances where players have done this over the years. Rose probably only got caught because some bitter Memphis alum knew about it and turned him in.

We have a system where high school kids now have to play one year of college ball before they can be drafted. Do you think maybe this encourages kids who otherwise have no desire to be on a college campus to cheat? Instead of using this as a way to go after Calipari, why don't we look at what the rule encourages a lot of athletes to do?

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:52 AM

If you sling enough poo at the wall, some of it is bound to stick, but that doesn't mean it isn't poo... :lol:

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:40 AM

I cannot wait to see what comes of this story, and who squeels on one another.

Calimari and UK is a match made in HELL, slimy scumbag of a coach, with a dirty cheating school.

Wonder what other violations the squid will bring to pUKe.

Coach Twitter picked the wrong week to pick a fight with Pat Forde. In less than 48 hours he is squarely in the bullseye. Hollywood couldn't script it any better.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:49 AM

I mean does it really surprise any of us that this happened. OR that he won't be punished? Do you know how much it would KILL college basketball if Calipari was punished AT UK?? I mean what can they do to him anyways?? You can't punish the school he is currently at because of what he did at his last school. Still...Knowingly admitting players who have cheated on entrance exams, paying for advisors to be flown around, paying people up front if they come to your school (which also happens), giving people's family members "jobs" or "internships." All of that stuff is illegal and he did all of the above...


I have to disagree to a degree here. Kentucky didn't do anything wrong on the surface, but the fact is they knew about this allegations when they went after Cal. He knew about them in Jan. Maybe he isnt responsible at all, but it's hard to believe a Coach who is so involved in his recruiting wouldn't catch wind of this.

To take it a step further, Bledsoe is considered a stretch to be eligable this year, then all the sudden he signs with Kentucky and he passes his SATs, I mean we all saw the press conference, Bledsoe seems like a nice kid, but he can hardly talk.

The facts are wherever Cal has been he has left at just the right time. Everthing he has accomplished has been removed or will be. He will be the first coach in NCAA history to make it to two seperate final fours with two different teams and have the records vacated.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:51 AM

Calipari left UMass just when the situation came to a boil, and they had to vacate a Final Four because of it. Now, it comes out that he left Memphis just when the situation was heating up, and they will have to vacate a Final Four because of actions which happened ON HIS WATCH. Remember this: A LEOPARD DOES NOT CHANGE HIS SPOTS. Or, a tiger doesn't change his stripes, a wildcat can't change his...ignorance?

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:05 AM

Coach John Calipari has received a letter from the NCAA stating that he is not at risk of being charged with any NCAA violations in this case.

Derrick Rose cheated on his SATs or ACTs, whichever it was, so he could play one year of college basketball because that is the new rule. The rule is a joke. A complete joke. It's the NCAA saying "look at us, standing up for the kids", when in fact you are just allowing players to come to college campuses for one year who don't give a squirt of frog piss about academics.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:12 AM

Thought you guys might like this quote.

Luther Topps, who coached Rose’s club basketball team with Derrick’s brother Reggie, has been aware of the NCAA investigation for three weeks. According to Topps, the NCAA threatened to revoke former Simeon player Tim Flowers college eligibility if Flowers didn’t agree to an interview.

‘‘Tim told me the NCAA kept bothering him,’’ Topps said. ‘‘That if he didn’t talk they were going to take away his eligibility. [The NCAA] thinks that [former Simeon player Kevin Johnson] took [the SAT test] for him.’’

Simeon coach Robert Smith declined to comment on the situation.

‘‘[Smith and I] didn’t know anything about his test,’’ Topps said. ‘‘Reggie moved me and him out of the way long before that, as soon as the money got involved.''


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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:20 AM

Thought you guys might like this quote.

Luther Topps, who coached Rose’s club basketball team with Derrick’s brother Reggie, has been aware of the NCAA investigation for three weeks. According to Topps, the NCAA threatened to revoke former Simeon player Tim Flowers college eligibility if Flowers didn’t agree to an interview.

‘‘Tim told me the NCAA kept bothering him,’’ Topps said. ‘‘That if he didn’t talk they were going to take away his eligibility. [The NCAA] thinks that [former Simeon player Kevin Johnson] took [the SAT test] for him.’’

Simeon coach Robert Smith declined to comment on the situation.

‘‘[Smith and I] didn’t know anything about his test,’’ Topps said. ‘‘Reggie moved me and him out of the way long before that, as soon as the money got involved.''


Then why did the NCAA come out and say Calipari was not part of the allegations?

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:23 AM

Then why did the NCAA come out and say Calipari was not part of the allegations?


The story has just begun, no telling what Memphis has on the squid and if they wanna take him down with them.

Pat Forde will obviously do everything he can to dig up some dirt on the squid.

When is UK going to realize that cheating/hiring cheaters is wrong?