If you think KU got bad PR, look at Oregon's



  • http://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2017/03/30/dana-altman-now-in-his-first-final-four-should-have-been-fired-over-oregons-rape-case/

    Says he should have been fired for handling of sexual assault/rape charges against 3 players in 2014.

    Wow! This is strong stuff. No one usually calls a coach out this much!





  • Makes me chuckle at the Oregon hats I’m seeing on KState fans heads.

    Here’s hoping for sone positive recruiting news soon to go along with some more hardware for Mason.



  • It is really a sad reflection of the current state of our society where winning trumps doing the right thing. College athletics are a big business and administrators look the other way to issues such as this and they seem to care only that you win and not how you do it.

    By the way, the win at all cost is not unique to college sports, big businesses of all kinds operate the same way. Perhaps this is more obvious to us older posters that have seen the changes in the last 50 years and wonder how did it all go so wrong, and perhaps not as much to the younger posters for whom this is the way it has always been.



  • @JayHawkFanToo said:

    • By the way, the win at all cost is not unique to college sports, big businesses of all kinds operate the same way. Perhaps this is more obvious to us older posters that have seen the changes in the last 50 years and wonder how did it all go so wrong, and perhaps not as much to the younger posters for whom this is the way it has always been.*

    By no means is this new to sports or business. Teddy Roosevelt had to threaten college football until it cleaned up its act, we know about all the cheating and recruiting scandals in bb before and in the early years of the ncaa, the Olympics have always been implicated by scandal, and the railroads and Robber Barons of the 1870s-1890s, plus the Hearst-style media, set the tone for big business for decades. We are paying literally millions, if not billions, to clean up the environmental wastage left in the wake of profit-at-all-cost companies whose dumping created Superfund sites. As well as paying for the care of thousands of workers whose health was unimportant to coal and insulation producers, among others. Etc etc etc

    I agree with your lamentation, just not that it is new. We do have much greater and faster access to info when bad news comes, however, so it seems worse.



  • People have been terrible as long as there have been people. Cain wasn’t so good to Abel. Doesn’t seem to be getting better though.


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