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The NCAA is so hypocritical

Posted on: August 20, 2009 8:55 am
 
So the NCAA is about to vacate Memphis' Final Four from 2008, presumably because -- while he was in high school -- 2008 Memphis star Derrick Rose used a fraudulent test score to get into college in the first place.

Fine.

But what about the program that made it to a Final Four with a player who, the NCAA later found out, had accepted more than $2,000 from his AAU coach while still in high school? That player also should have been ineligible. That school also should have vacated the Final Four.

But that player was Corey Maggette. And that team was Duke. The year was 1999.

So nothing happened. To anyone. To this day. Nothing has happened, and it never will.

My point? My point is that the NCAA, even with as much progress as it has made under Myles Brand, still uses selective justice when crashing down onto various schools or coaches. Then-Memphis coach John Calipari is on the NCAA's hit list, and so the NCAA ostensibly holds him responsible for Marcus Camby's dalliance with an agent in 1995, and for whatever Derrick Rose did while he was in high school hundreds of miles away in Chicago.

But Mike Krzyzewski is not on the NCAA's hit list, so Maggette is fine, Duke is fine, 1999 is fine, the world is a happy place full of seashells and balloons.

Forgive me if I vomit up a conch.

I said conch.
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2009 10:56 am
 

The NCAA is so hypocritical

This Memphis case really, really calls into question the credibility of the NCAA Clearinghouse which is supposed to protect the institution from playing ineligible student athletes.

The NCAA Clearinghouse cleared Rose to play and their decision, wrong or right, should have protected Memphis from retribution here.



Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2009 10:40 am
 

The NCAA is so hypocritical

AMEN!



Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2009 10:39 am
 

The NCAA is so hypocritical

YOU POINTED OUT DUKE.WHAT ABOUT USC AND IT'S TROUBLES.THAT THING HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS NOW.WHAT ABOUT ALABAMA,FLORIDA STATE.THE NCAA IS A JOKE.THE TEXAS' OKLAHOMA'S,THE DUKE'S,USC'S OF THE WORLD HAVE ALL THE ADVANTAGES.IF I WERE THE U OF MEMPHIS,I WOULD SUE THE NCAA'S ASS LEFT TO RIGHT.



Since: Mar 26, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2009 10:32 am
 

The NCAA is so hypocritical

I never thought i'd say this Doyel, but you're exactly right (have you been reading my posts elsewhere on this site?)

What about Darrell Arthur's high school grades?  I know its not cut and dried like the Maggette case (after all Maggette admitted it in a federal lawsuit, if i'm not mistaken). But did the NCAA even investigate the Arthur situation, and if so, what was the conclusion?  Wouldn't it be exactly the same as Rose where the player allegedly does something wrong in high school which affects his eligibility but the clearinghouse clears him to play?




Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2009 10:23 am
 

The NCAA is so hypocritical

What do you mean everyone knew about this WHILE Arthur was being recruited?  That's BS.  This broke when a TV station in Dallas did a story on it, after Arthur left for the NBA. 




Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2009 10:22 am
 

The NCAA is so hypocritical

As a Memphis fan I'm at least glad that Mario Chalmers' shot never happend now. That's a relief. Pretty sure CDR still dunked all over Kevin Love though.

Wish Memphis had the same lawyers as Bush/Mayo, Arthur, Magette, so on.

The NCAA wrath towards non-BCS teams in comparison to BCS powers is unbelievable. How dare we have ever gone to the final four and taken the spot of Texas.



Since: May 28, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2009 10:19 am
 

The NCAA is so hypocritical

I believe you are mistaken, he was not cleared, it was indeed acknowledged.  The NCAA simply said KU had no control over it, it didn't happen at their school and the high school was at fault.  But if you follow recruiting you will know that this info was out there long before he signed with KU.



Since: May 28, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2009 10:17 am
 

The NCAA is so hypocritical

Beautiful....and accurate.  Everyone knew this about Arthur while he was being recruited which is why many backed away. One does wonder if the NCAA would have the cpurage to take the titile away had dook or Memphis won it.  Has there ever been a vacated Championship?



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2009 10:16 am
 

The NCAA is so hypocritical

Holy poop! For the first time in my life, I find myself in agreement with Gregg Doyel.
I better go get checked out.
Me too...let me know what they say.  If I agree with Doyle too much more, then I may turn suicidal.



Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2009 10:13 am
 

The NCAA is so hypocritical

first of all you are an idiot.  second of all would you really want a championship given to you when you didn't earn it.  The darell arthur thing has been investigated and he has been cleared. 


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