Blog Entry

NCAA rejects Memphis appeal

Posted on: March 22, 2010 12:30 pm
Edited on: March 22, 2010 12:34 pm

The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions announced Monday that it is upholding the penalties levied against the Memphis basketball program, meaning John Calipari will continue as the only college coach in history to have Final Fours vacated at two different schools.

The NCAA found violations at Memphis during the 2007-08 basketball season, the most notable of which is that Derrick Rose competed while ineligible because of a standardized test score that was invalidated after Rose's freshman season. Rose's SAT score was invalidated because it's believed to be fraudelent. Rose has publicly denied that somebody else took his SAT, but he passed on the opportunity to explain the situation to the NCAA, and Calipari never pushed Rose to speak with the NCAA.

Rose is now an All-Star point guard for the Chicago Bulls.

Calipari is now the coach at Kentucky

The Wildcats play Cornell in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night.

Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 5:21 am

NCAA rejects Memphis appeal

first time i am hearing about it even i had read about it but i was not sure it is true or not so thing is on website there were  a
headline but i was not sure so thanks you describe about it here

Since: Mar 25, 2010
Posted on: March 27, 2010 9:42 pm

NCAA rejects Memphis appeal

Go Michigan State,but look out for West Virginia

Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: March 24, 2010 9:03 am

NCAA rejects Memphis appeal

This strikes me as being very backwards.  Hypothetically, what's lesson Calipari and his next star recruit are supposed to learn from all this?

Jerry Tarkanian may have been on to something when he said the NCAA doesn't like smaller programs being too successful.  In his book he wrote; "The NCAA was so mad at Kentucky for all it's violations that it put Western Kentucky on probation for 3 more years." (Or something to that effect)

Point being, its great for Long Beach State to win so long as it's not at the expense of UCLA.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or