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Pitino: Dieng ruled academically ineligible

Posted on: October 5, 2010 1:20 pm
Edited on: October 5, 2010 1:23 pm
 
Louisville coach Rick Pitino announced Tuesday at his program's basketball tip-off luncheon that the NCAA has ruled Gorgui Dieng academically ineligible to compete as a freshman.

The development is the latest dose of bad news for the Cardinals.

It means Pitino won't have either of his top recruits from the Class of 2010 considering Justin Coleman has already been ruled academically ineligible. Coleman is now enrolled at Marshall. Scout.com ranked Coleman, a 6-foot-5 wing, as the 40th-best prospect in the Class of 2010. Dieng, a 6-10 center, was ranked 46th.
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Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: October 9, 2010 9:55 pm
 

Pitino: Dieng ruled academically ineligible

And just to clarify, he's not eligible because he didnt complete the core classes that he would need to get into school.  It wasnt due to a GPA or ACT.  And if Cousins only scored a 13 then he wouldnt have been in college.  Man you're so jealous.



Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: October 9, 2010 9:52 pm
 

Pitino: Dieng ruled academically ineligible

Pretty funny how you make fun of UK fans when Louisville is in KY.  Are you seriously that dumb?  Denny Crum was so great yet he had major violations.  And you wanna talk about Cal who has 0 violations.  I guess you Card fans are still bitter about Teague huh? But I guess you're real bitter that your dreams of gettin Miller, Bello, and Wroten have been to pieces.  Louisville will never beat UK again and it's definitely not gonna happen this year in your new Scum Bucket. 



Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: October 9, 2010 9:48 pm
 

Pitino: Dieng ruled academically ineligible

Didnt know goin 35-3, winning a SEC title and championship was considered a failure.  But I guess bein from Boston all your basketball teams suck.  He failed at Memphis but yet he took a team from probation to what it is now.  You're so clueless.



Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: October 9, 2010 9:43 pm
 

Pitino: Dieng ruled academically ineligible

Haha your kidding me right?  UK has thugs?  Pretty sure was Jennings and Smith who were tased and arrested.  Pretty sure it was Preston Knowles who beat up his girlfriends dad.  Bledsoe was a kid from a bad area that made somethin of himself.  Cousins has been nothing but great and even Kings fans are saying they dont know what the big fuss was about.  So are you trynna tell me that Brandon Knight is a bad kid? A dude with a 4.3 gpa?  You are pathetic and so is your Louisville team.  Your coach is a disgrace, your players end up in court more than they do on court.



Since: Sep 30, 2010
Posted on: October 9, 2010 12:10 pm
 

Pitino: Dieng ruled academically ineligible

Also let me clarify that Cal is a great recruiter if you acknowledge he is the best recruiter at recruiting the best of the worst.  Coach K is a great recruiter...Roy Williams is a great recruiter and Bill Self is a great recruiter.  To be considered a great recuiter you have to get players like Tyler Hanborough, Laettner, Hurly, Reddick, etc.  If I may reference an SEC football name so you understand...it would be your Tim Tebow type of recruits. 

Not players like Derrick Rose, Demarcus Cousins, and Eric Bledsoe who have no business going to college.  Do you get it?  Cal is great at recruiting the best of the worse because UNC, KU, and teams like Duke would not touch because they have a reputation to uphold.  As far as the Louisville Teams in recent years that Pitino has recruited I would much rather root for players like Taquan Dean, Larry O' Bannon , Jared Swopshire, Will Scott and a few above average NBA prospects like Fransisco Garcia, Samardo Samuels and Terrance Williams to make them competitive.  If those UK thugs were on our team I would be sick and worried about NCAA sanctions.  Remember Eddie Sutton?  Oh yeah...It took Rick Pitino to come in and clean that mess up.

By the way Dieng scored a 31 on his ACT ( which is good enough for IVY leauge type schools) and Cousins may have scored a reverse number of 13.



Since: Sep 30, 2010
Posted on: October 8, 2010 8:18 pm
 

Pitino: Dieng ruled academically ineligible

Louisville fans are never jealous of Kentucky fans...........We all have teeth, running water, and jobs.  This Big Blue nation that you reference is all over at Uncle Chester's trailor watching the game.  90% of them never went to college anyway unless you consider Moonshining a course.  Oh by the way if Rick is a slimeball then 4 out of your last 5 coaches are slimeballs.  starting with Calipari, Billy G, Rick, and Eddie "where are my pills" Sutton.  To me it sounds like slimeballs and UK go hand in hand.  The only respectable coach you have had is Tubby Smith and we all know how the hillbillies treated Tubby.  Louiisville on the other hand has had two coaches in the last 40 years and Ole Rick is following a legend in coach Crum which is a very hard thing to do.  6 Final fours and 2 Titles.  (UK fan Please do not reference your titles in the 1940's and 1950's)

In my opinion Pitino has never been a great recruiter as his philosphy is to gather up decent players and get the most out of them with his high tempo system. ( At U Of L : Garcia, Dean, O'Bannon and at UK: Mashburn, Pelphrey and Farmer) I am just one to beleive that those UK teams that Pitino recruited were really not great players.  The best was Mercer, Anderson, Walker and I'm sorry to break your heart but they are not great players....just strength in numbers.  His best recruit at UK was Mashburn and he did not have a supporting cast.  So lets get your facts straight.  Calipari is a great recruiter...he is just not a very good coach.  The dribble drive offense?....please...sounds really ignorant if you ask me.  I can't see John Wooden, Denny Crum, Coach K, or any other great coach ( I'll even give you Rupp) trying to fake coach by saying the dribble drive is really a legitimate system.  Pathetic. 



Since: Apr 5, 2008
Posted on: October 8, 2010 1:11 pm
 

Pitino: Dieng ruled academically ineligible

Ooooooooooweeeee! The Canard fans are in full screech over this one. It's Cal's fault. It's always Cal's fault. UK has been a thorn in your side for 75 years or more. Now you and that scum bucket coach realize what made the team a winner in the mid-90's. It wasn't Slimey Rick. It was the BIG BLUE NATION!!! It will always be the BBN.

Just remember what Al MgGuire said, "They had it before you, they had it during you, they'll have it when you're gone." And baby you're GONE! Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of folks. They go on and on about how Cal cheats but never notice that Rick cheats - on his wife. He's a perfect fit for UL though. A jealous little slime ball for a jealous, slime ball fan base. Yep. A perfect fit. So go ahead and have one - a fit that is. You always do.

Maybe Rick can sign someone in the top 15 next year. Then again maybe not. If I was a parent of a prospect I wouldn't want them being exposed to Slime Ball Rick. Well unless they like hookers and such.




Since: Sep 30, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2010 9:09 pm
 

Pitino: Dieng ruled academically ineligible

and yes.....UK plays in a strip mall these days.  The UK fans are terrible, the strip mall is terrible, Calipari is terrible...can't win the big one even while he cheats.  All these so called great recruiting classes Camby, Rose, Wall and nothing to show for it but sanctions and stripped wins for the strip mall.



Since: Sep 30, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2010 9:01 pm
 

Pitino: Dieng ruled academically ineligible

If UK fan had a brain it would be twice as dumb!



Since: Oct 7, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2010 5:50 pm
 

Pitino: Dieng ruled academically ineligible

What an tard nobody cares about Bledsoe and that he was passed with a higher grade.  NCAA as a whole
is a joke, they are going after a record amount of cases this year and it could fall on UK as well with Kanter
he  should be able to play but NCAA isnt going to hurry the process.  Pitinos case has nothing to do with
the team its all about some loose chick that decided she needed some money to help pay for her kids college.
So extortion was the best way to do that sleeping with every lawyer and person representing her to get her
money. FAIL!  Pitino will be coaching for a long time cause he has the skills, you could only wish you could
get into a Ph. D program anywhere, keep flippin those burgers in Lex.


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