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Raines: Memphis will appeal NCAA's decision

Posted on: August 20, 2009 4:33 pm
Edited on: August 20, 2009 4:34 pm

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis president Dr. Shirley Raines said the school will appeal the NCAA's decision to vacate the Tigers' 38 wins from the 2007-08 season that included a trip to the Final Four.

"While we respect the NCAA process, we disagree [with the decision]," Raines said at an afternoon press conference.

Memphis has 15 days to file its notice of appeal.

Category: NCAAB
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Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2009 6:13 pm
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Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2009 5:08 pm

Raines: Memphis will appeal NCAA's decision

Having attended undergraduate and graduate schools in USA, and being a part of the Official Statistics Staff here in Germany for the Frankfurt Galaxy of the (ill-advised) now defunct NFLEL, we hear of these "ill-decisions" on the part of players and coaches (at all levels), but NEVER of the final outcome.  If Memphis loses this appeal, just exactly does it cost them; who, from their opponents, might gain; how does a coach from that era not be held responsible. Never, have I read - "these are the results stemming from the investigation for 'such-and such' university a couple (few, many).  After this blows over, it's pretty much dead 'history' - - you sports folks don't follow it on a national basis - just hype it up at the time. Pretty sorry!

Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2009 4:49 pm

Raines: Memphis will appeal NCAA's decision

I may have mentioned this elsewhere, but I sure hope Memphis uses this opportunity to get a more competent Athletic Director.....just sayin'.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2009 4:42 pm

Raines: Memphis will appeal NCAA's decision

Good.  I sincerely hope Dr. Raines and the university will appeal.  The NCAA decision will cost the university dearly in terms of tournament payouts and will cost Anderson and Dozier (and Chance McGrady too) the distinction of being the winningest players in college basketball history.  They can erase the recordbooks but they can never erase the memories, or the heartbreak, from the fan's minds.

On the bright side, with today's ruling, Calipari is no longer the winningest coach in Memphis history.  That honor now goes back to Larry Finch.

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