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Posted on: February 19, 2008 10:11 am

Saint Mary's routed Pepperdine.

D.J. Augustin routed Texas A&M.

Here's Tuesday morning's edition of What You Need To Know.

Notable game from Monday: Saint Mary's hit 17 3-pointers, and it's difficult to lose when you do that. Consequently, the 23rd-ranked Gaels defeated Pepperdine 100-64 and improved to 23-3 overall and 10-1 in the West Coast Conference. Their second showdown with Gonzaga is scheduled for March 1. That's the game that will likely determine the WCC champion.

Notable performance from Monday: Texas' D.J. Augustin finished with 27 points and nine assists in a 77-50 thrashing of Texas A&M. The sophomore point guard made 9-of-14 shots -- including 3-of-5 3-pointers -- in just 27 minutes and solidified his status as a first-team All-American while helping the seventh-ranked Longhorns to their sixth consecutive victory.

Notable game scheduled for Tuesday: Kelvin Sampson could be coaching his final game at Indiana when Purdue visits Assembly Hall for a contest that will help determine the Big Ten title, one way or another. IU is 21-4 overall, 10-2 in the Big Ten and ranked 15th in the nation. Purdue is 21-5 overall, 12-1 in the Big Ten and ranked 14th in the nation. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: February 20, 2008 2:01 pm

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Sorry if I was rude.  It is just I am pissed about it.  And for someone to accuse me of making it up.  Just upset me.  He was in the restaurant with one of our regulars.  So they might address him about it.  But, the restaurant isn't going to go afte Antonio Gates.  That is not the press coverage they want.  Could be bad for business.

Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: February 20, 2008 9:39 am

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Hey Mr. Nemo:  I don't think that's what he is saying.  I think he is saying that you should go ahead report it to the police, and they really should do sometning about it.  Then, if he is charged, it would be all over the news. 

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2008 11:17 pm

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SWYodarth your a tool.  And Don't know what your talking about.  My work does not advertise and look at it as bad business to put our name out there for that.  Don't know why your sticking up for him.  As if your surprised they would do this.  My boss is the one who told me to write local sports writers and put his name out there.  They do good enough business to where losing out on his money, will not affect them.  But it is an ethical issue.  When these sports players still think there in the hood.  And act this way.  As far as your comment I lost respect for you too.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2008 10:52 pm

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As far as your accusations go, I thought the police dealt with theft?  If I was accused of doing a "dine and dash", my employer would "ban" you from contacting them also.  If this was true and reported to the proper authorities, the story would be all over the news like all other stories about players' off the field behaviors.

Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2008 5:46 pm

Make Sampson earn his money.

This may be the wrong way to look at this, but here is what I think Indiana should do:  Keep him coaching until it is settled. 

They cannot really fire him until the NCAA hands down its verdict --and after that, the lawyers will need to argue about it for a month or so.  Therefore, the best you can do, right now,  is suspend him and have one of his assistants coach for the remainder of the season.  The question is:  Would you rather have him coaching, or one of his assistants? 

Make the guy earn his money for the remainder of the season.  Then, after the season, when you have all of your ducks in a row --fire him.  Then you will not owe him a penny.

Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2008 5:37 pm

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Typical pro athlete today.  There was a time when typical professional athletes were honorable people (and some still are).  Now they are more like all-star wrestlers.  They get too many people giving them freebees all of the time.  They start thinking like they have done you a favor by eating there.

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2008 2:31 pm

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That's sad. Dine and dash is something kids do as a joke, or thieves do. Not multi-million dollar athletes. This is a really sad commentary on the character of Gates and his crew, if it's true. Don't get upset nemo, I'm not saying you're lying, but athletes are targets so you have to be skeptical.

I'd like to think if I was in an entourage, I'd try and help the star act like a respectable person. Of course, I'd probably be tossed out of said entourage for voicing my opinion. It just goes to show you money doesn't buy intelligence (not saying Gates is stupid, it's just something money can't buy you) or class. Or respect. Real respect, not respect out of fear of what a rich person could do to you. Those things are either natural, or earned through hard work

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2008 12:25 pm

Antonio Gates pulls a Dine and dash

I just wanted everyone to know how classless Antonio Gates is.  He came into a restaurant in West Bloomfield, MI.  Where I am a bartender. And some of the top people in the city and around the nation dine.  He sat in my girlfriends section and him and his friends talked to her like she was a whore the whole time.  Then to top it off he walked out without paying his $220.00 bill.  Not even leaving a single penny.  So she pretty much payed to serve him.  he never once had any complaints or any problems with food or service.  So what makes him think this is ok to do.  I wrote the San Diego Chargers website and they banned me from the site.  I a going to write every sports site until this is brought to his attention.  I have lost all respect for Antonio Gates as a football player and a person.

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