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That won't be enough, UConn

Posted on: October 8, 2010 2:49 pm
Edited on: October 8, 2010 3:44 pm
A reduction in scholarships and two years' probation?

I can't imagine that's enough.

I mean, who cares about probation these days? And I can't tell you how many programs operate with fewer than the 13 allowed scholarship players each season and compete just fine while doing it. So it's nice that Connecticut announced self-imposed penalties on Friday, a week before the school is scheduled to appear before the NCAA committee on infractions for major rules violations, most of which revolve around Nate Miles' connection with a former Huskies manager turned agent. But the self-imposed penalties lack teeth as much as this guy lacks teeth, and that's why I'll be surprised if UConn isn't eventually hit with more significant penalities, i.e., something that actually matters.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2010 11:45 am

That won't be enough, UConn

Arizona sactioned itself also for something far less severe. The NCAA still hit them harder than what UConn is doing. If UConn doesn't get more sanctions than Arizona, they are beating the system. UConn has somehow gotten away with violations for many years and yet the President of the school thinks Calhoun is an angel. What a crock!! The cheat should be slammed and lose at least 2-3 more scholarships.

Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: October 10, 2010 10:29 am

That won't be enough, UConn

Honestly, what's the worst the NCAA will do? postseason ban for a year?

this teams rebuilding anyway, even getting an NCAA bid next year is looking like a toss-up.  UConn fans will be pissed at the NCAA for making a statement against the Huskies (when there's been so many BETTER canidates to throw the book at the last few years) and staining a Hall of Fame coaches career.  We're not going to be pissed at Calhoun.. no matter what they're still going to sell tickets. No professional teams in CT, but a college team thats recognized nationally makes for an extremely dedicated fan base. Really, there's not alot the NCAA can do to hurt UConn basketball short of sending Calhoun off to Gilligan's Island 

Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: October 10, 2010 10:04 am

That won't be enough, UConn

You have the stones to tell someone else to gain IQ points??  When that pig humping coach of your's wasn't off cheating on his wife and kids he was over in Boston destroying their franchise and trying to throw Red to the curb, if indeed Pitino is your guy.  If it's Calipari he's been accused at every stop and was slicker than bat poop and it never stuck.

Jim Calhoun took a program that was NOTHING and built it into a national power house with 2 national titles in 10 years.  When the man isn't busy being one of the top 10 coaches of all time he is tirelessly working for charitable causes and spending time with his family....not sticking it into anything that breathes.

Do us all a favor, forget about gaining IQ points and just die.

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: October 9, 2010 5:00 pm

That won't be enough, UConn

Come on guys EHACK will always defend his Huskies! Oh EHACK, better start busting out some DVD's of the good old days because your cheater coach finally has whats coming to him.  It would be different, but Calhoun is such a jerk, you can't help but love to see this happen, could not happen to a better guy.  I mean at least when Calipari cheats, he does it with some pizzaz, in his own slick way.  I doubt they will, but I really hope they throw the book at Calhoun and UConn, it would be nice to see Calhoun leave with a thud as a convicted cheater, something we already knew he was.

Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: October 9, 2010 4:43 pm

That won't be enough, UConn

Worth noting: That Miles never played for UConn only means UConn won't have to vacate that season. It doesn't mean it wasn't a major violation for him to receive extra benefits from an agent who was in constant contact with the UConn staff. The people screaming "Miles never even played!" clearly do not understand the rules. That doesn't matter when it comes to what the NCAA says happened.

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: October 9, 2010 4:28 pm

That won't be enough, UConn

It would be very surprising if more pernalties are assessed.  Did any of you actually read the response?  Most of the accusations are denied.  A University is not going to deny accusations if evidence is there, and all evidence is provided prior to the response.  From what I read, a few tickets were provided to AAU "aids" (unfortunatley that is still a violation) and a small number of phone calls and text messages (out of literally hundreds of thousands) were considered improper.  Read the response if you do not believe me.  If there are stiffer penalties, then there must be more evidence out there.  I looked at all of it.  Most of the accusations are refuted.  And remember, Nate Miles never played for UConn.  Now those who say the penalties should be worse because he *would* have played - irrelevant. 

Since: Nov 23, 2009
Posted on: October 9, 2010 2:34 pm

That won't be enough, UConn

I agree with GP.  Uconn will get hit harder.  I see a reduction of 1 scholi in each of the next 2 years, 1 year ban on post season play along with the standard loss in visits, days on the road and phone calls.  Zona lost a scholarship for 10' and 2011' and their violations were minor in comparrison.  It seems the NCAA is really trying to show their strength when it comes to penalties, which does not bode well for recent and future violators.

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: October 9, 2010 2:19 pm

That won't be enough, UConn

Calhoun may not be the best coach. I have always questioned his late game management, but he recognizes athletes and adapts them to his style. I have found that many of his grade A recruits have actually been inconsistant and in some cases flops. Rudy Gay and Charlie Villenueava were terribly inconsistant for two examples. His greatest success was probably Caron Butler who was arrested 15 times before he could drive! He came from a troubled past and UCONN and Co. allowed him to turn his life around. I think that Calhoun had the same mentality with Miles. Try and help the kid come around. Obviously he was wrong.
For the people that claim that "everybody knows" that Calhoun is dirty, I can say the same for Coach Cal and for too many coaches in college. Its all hearsay until it is fact. I personally think that Calipari is dirty, but its never been proven without a doubt so my personal feelings mean squat. The same with Calhoun. He is guilty in this case, but stretching it out for his whole career is a resonable assumption but does not include any findings (I agree that the NCAA is clueless in too many cases) and still is a jump to conclusions. Yes it tarnishes his reputation and people are gonna feel once a cheat always a cheat, but the only thing that really matters is what the NCAA does, because Calhoun will still get recruits (within the rules I hope) and the team should still compete in the Big East. Fans will still come beacause in CT there really isnt much else to do, and the team will still generate revenue for the school.

Since: Jul 15, 2007
Posted on: October 9, 2010 1:51 pm

That won't be enough, UConn

never mind the skeletons - they have already decomposed.... it is the freshly dead bodies that will get him.

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: October 9, 2010 11:03 am

That won't be enough, UConn

Agreed.......for my money, Jim Boeheim is about as good an overall coach and program builder as anyone in the Big East; and among the best nationally. I always thought Calhoun had skeletons in his we know he does.

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