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I am a San Antonio Spurs fan because I like an old school give-nothing-take-nothing, low scoring, great defense, kind of game.
I do like Steve Nash for his creativity, the way is is able to go deep into the paint and if there is nothing there he keeps his dribble alive and resets. Same with Chris Paul, starting the offense as deep as the free throw line. Most point guards start about a yard from the the three point line at the top of the key.
Free flow basketball is ok, but a dunk is beautiful when it is earned rather than given hence the All Star game will always be a second rate show.
College basketball, now thats one serious game. Unlike the NBA where a coach is just a figure head, college ball is about the man on the sidelines.
When I write I call it as it is despite my loyalties.
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Let me tell you which new freshmen are gonna do some great things for Butler University's Men's BB program:
1.) Rosevelt Jones,
2.) Kameron Woods,
3.) A. Smeathers
4.) J. Aldridge
Keep on eye on these guys.
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As you may have heard, within the last week the NCAA demanded that the University of Kentucky apologize for recognizing John Calipari's 500th win as the NCAA vacated 42 victories. The NCAA also demanded that UK change all media guides to accurately reflect the NCAA records.
Dennis Thomas is the Chairman of the NCAA Committee on Infractions. He sent a 5 page letter to UK making his demands in which he talk about how "troubled" he was over UK's records in the media guide. UK and Dennis Thomas exchanged several letters that can be viewed here:
UK's Sandy Bell states that Calipari feels singled out... and Dennis Thomas laughs that off and calls it "troubling."
Sandy Bell states that numerous other programs also claim vacated victories. Thomas says the NCAA doesn't have the man power to keep up with the entire NCAA. Thomas also said that UK was looked at because a "rival fan" kept asking.
Here's where it gets good.
Dennis Thomas is also the Commissioner of the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). It turns out that THREE (3) schools from the MEAC claim vacated wins in the official media guide posted online.
Savannah State and F A&M University both claim vacated football victories... a significant amount of them. Morgan State's basketball coach is the owner of vacated wins, yet Morgan State's media guide fully recognizes those wins... without notation of vacation.
Yes, Dennis Thomas chose to go after Kentucky... when his very own conference has THREE (3) teams that claim vacated victories. Perhaps he should focus on his own conference before looking at other programs? He claims he doesn't play favorites, but the evidence says otherwise.
How can we trust Dennis Thomas to lead the NCAA's Committee on Infractions when he can't even effectively monitor his own conference?
Some will say UK was singled out because UK held a VERY SMALL ceremony to honor Calipari... by giving him a game ball. However, San Diego State University also honored Steve Fisher with a ceremony after defeating UNLV for his "400th" win THIS YEAR. UK and SDSU both celebrated vacated victories in the same season... one got a letter from the NCAA and one did not.
Two weeks prior to UK's celebration, Western Kentucky University brought former players and cheerleaders back for a celebration of the 1971 Final Four team... that was also vacated. The NCAA has not sent a letter to WKU for acknowledging a vacated post-season.
The University of Massachusetts still hangs the Final Four banner that was vacated... and inducted Marcus Camby into its Hall of Fame based on a season that was vacated. The NCAA did not send UMASS a letter.
Here is a list of NCAA sports programs that still claim vacated wins in the school's official media guide:
San Diego State
If you'd like to see all the research and links you'd need for a story, it can be found here... work done for you:
John Clay of the Lexington Herald-Leader also did a piece that has been used a by a few other papers.
This a real story. The NCAA has shown that it plays favorites. The NCAA is clearly selective with how it enforces its rules.
I'd greatly appreciate you giving this a look.
Big Blue Nation
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