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Memphis will vacate 2008 Final Four

Posted on: August 20, 2009 12:07 am
 

The NCAA Committee on Infractions is forcing Memphis to vacate its appearance in the 2008 Final Four, sources familiar with the case told CBSSports.com on Wednesday.

The NCAA's report will be released Thursday.

Memphis appeared before the Committee of Infractions in June and faced allegations of major infractions -- among them that Derrick Rose used a fraudulent SAT score to gain freshman eligibility, and that his brother, Reggie Rose, traveled on team charters and stayed in team hotels at no expense. With the Final Four now officially wiped from the record books, John Calipari becomes the first coach in history to vacate Final Fours at two different schools.

Calipari's 1996 Final Four at UMass has also been vacated.

He's now the head coach at Kentucky.

Attempts to reach new Memphis coach Josh Pastner were not immediately successful.
Category: NCAAB
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Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2009 9:29 am
 

Memphis will vacate 2008 Final Four

Oh yah, I forgot to mention:  Can Memphis get a competent Athletic Director now?



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2009 9:28 am
 

How can Calipari be so unlucky?

John Calipari becomes the first coach in history to vacate Final Fours at two different schools.How unlucky can one man be?  Seriously.  He clearly was not involved in the cause of either of these.  The NCAA has never cited him personally for anything.  He contiues to keep coaching with no restrictions.  That is proof that he is innocent of any knowledge and has no responsibility for any of this.

Given that truth:  How unlucky is he?  Has his unlucky streak run out, or is there more bad luck in store for him?  Who knows?  But he has to be wondering what he did in his life to deserve this.  He gives his heart and soul to his players, his community and his family and this is how life repays him?  I guess it just proves that old saying that "bad things happen to good people."

Maybe he is just a modern day Job, continually being tested by God.  My prayers are with him and his family during this very difficult time.  He clearly does not deserve this.



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