FBI...here we go



  • BeddieKU23 said:

    @jayballer73

    So what are you thinking? Should we expect an announcement any day now? How bout Friday before 5? Sunday after Church? Monday afternoon? Soon? Soonish? Sooner? Maybe sometime in 2018? Maybe sometime in 2019. Maybe after the season is over?

    Just asking for a friend. Of course kidding, but we’ve been through this so many times to know Self’s updates mean nothing in regards to eligibility.

    The old sit and wait game . - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY





  • @mayjay Nothing to see here sir.



  • @BShark I just put it up because it tends to confirm my contention that the UA situation is far from resolved.



  • mayjay said:

    @BShark I just put it up because it tends to confirm my contention that the UA situation is far from resolved.

    I was being very sarcastic.



  • @BShark I thought maybe it had been posted before since it was last week. I lost my first post with an explanation, so I just did the link.

    Nice one with all the redactions!



  • NCAA Committee on infractions will release findings today at noon on the Oregon Men’s and Women’s basketball programs.



  • 2019 trials should be crazy.



  • @Woodrow Sounds ominous.



  • Woodrow said:

    NCAA Committee on infractions will release findings today at noon on the Oregon Men’s and Women’s basketball programs.

    Nike will make it go away no matter what it says



  • BeddieKU23 said:

    Woodrow said:

    NCAA Committee on infractions will release findings today at noon on the Oregon Men’s and Women’s basketball programs.

    Nike will make it go away no matter what it says

    Bingo.



  • Nike Lawyers at work doing this now. hmmm we didn’t see Adidas doing anything for the programs they tried to cripple. @BShark

    http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/25452028/attorneys-want-federal-charges-ncaa-hoops-scandal-dropped



  • Nike’s co-founder Phil Knight is an Oregon Alumnus and the schools is often referred as Nike University because of the influence it has. Any violations that affect Oregon would almost have to involve Nike; it will be interesting to see how it plays out.



  • Oregon got a slap on the wrist, actually it was more like a light breeze. Nike made sure the basketball program wasn’t losing its top 10 recruiting class. They got more checks to write





  • Gorilla72 said:

    Oregon’s violations and penalties. 🙄

    http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/oregon-commits-violations-men-s-and-women-s-basketball-women-s-track-and-field-and-football

    This was the equivalent of putting Altman in timeout for 5 minutes and taking away his tv privileges for 10



  • A wag of the finger.



  • @BShark if that…



  • @Gorilla72 That spells big trouble for Cleveland St.



  • NCAA announced no penalties for any programs tied to FBI trial until after Final 4.



  • That probably means there isn’t any movement on Silvio’s eligibility until after the season is over as well. He certainly doesn’t deserve that fate



  • We would probably get punished anyway since he played in the final four. Leave him out until January then reinstate him.



  • BeddieKU23 said:

    NCAA announced no penalties for any programs tied to FBI trial until after Final 4.

    Hate to mess up Duke in any way shape or form.



  • dylans said:

    BeddieKU23 said:

    NCAA announced no penalties for any programs tied to FBI trial until after Final 4.

    Hate to mess up Duke in any way shape or form.

    I’d love to pile on Duke but this has much more to do with Kansas. We are fortunate what could be a banner season won’t be impacted until its over, at least



  • @BeddieKU23 No way the NCAA wants to mess with Duke. KU isn’t playing DeSousa this year. Zion is playing and has a ton more baggage than DeSousa, but less proof at the moment. Assuming the Zion payment happened it insulates KU from infractions - if they go after KU’s wins with DeSousa they’d have to do the same to Duke/Zion. And do we really think anything truly negative will happen to Duke?



  • @dylans While fandom leads us to overtly support our team, your statements seem to be from a fan standpoint that need substantiation. Is Duke really dirty and the NCAA ignoring it? How do you know. I want to believe it, but if they were really dirty and the NCAA was ignoring it you can bet your bottom dollar their neighbor called UNC down the road would be beating that drum loudly.



  • @wissox what about those hundred dollar bills stuffed in his socks? j/k…BUT, his mother declares bankruptcy a year ago, and now …suddenly…she owns a brand new 800,000 house. Hmmmm…



  • @wissox

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said that he could not use words to describe pornography but “I know it when I see it.”

    Likewise, while it would and actually is very difficult to find incontrovertible evidence that programs like Duke or Kentucky cheat since the gist of the process is aimed at plausible deniability, we can see the appearance and results which would appear to indicate they do. We cannot prove they cheat but we know it when we see it.



  • Everyone’s dirty. Whether or not the head coach knows it or believes it, I don’t know. But every single school playing D1 basketball, that is any good, has a player getting paid cash under the table. It’s the people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones scenario.

    Also, there is the having to prove it part of the equation. UNC could call the NCAA and say Duke is dirty. And the NCAA would ask them what proof they had. And even if they said a recruit asked them for money, but they said no and he went to Duke. Well, does that mean for certain they took money to go to Duke? Not necessarily. The NCAA doesn’t have the power to look up the parents bank records. There is nothing they can really do. If they suspended every player that was accused of taking money, there would be nobody left to play D1 basketball because anyone could accuse anyone.

    Now, to the favoring of Duke. I have no clue. My best bet would be to protect Coach Ks legacy. They are certainly not clean.

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1335637-are-coach-k-and-duke-not-as-squeaky-clean-as-we-all-think-they-are https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/story?id=100919&page=1

    A 2003 New Orleans Times-Picayune investigation (article not available online) revealed that former Duke guard Chris Duhon’s mother “landed a job working for a Duke booster; co-workers say the job opening was never posted and that Harper was overpaid and lacked qualifications.”

    https://www.aseaofblue.com/2011/7/31/2307144/ncaa-rules-the-facts-are-not-on-mike-krzyzewskis-side

    https://sicem365.com/forums/3/topics/25954

    https://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/acc/duke/article207007143.html

    Coach K is certainly not a Saint. From little violations to having parents/players paid by Nike, they aren’t squeaky clean at all.



  • @JayHawkFanToo I agree with that explanation but when we write publicly that Duke cheats, I like to say where’s the cash stucked socks that @KUSTEVE has? Law talk confuses my somewhat dyslexic mind so plausible deniability doesn’t make much sense to me.

    Part of my point is the allegation is made that the NCAA favors Duke and Kentucky. Only those two programs for some reason and hammers everyone else. I wonder if KU’s accountability department has spent time looking at Duke and Kentucky as the spotlight shone on us? I bet they have. I bet UNC’s has too. I don’t think they would let the NCAA slide if they saw evidence of preferential treatment for those two programs, do you?



  • @wissox

    Plausible deniability simply indicates that the process is done in a way that allows Duke or UK to deny…with a straight face…they were aware of illegal stuff done on their behalf or for their benefit even when they knew full well it was going on.

    As far as UNC blowing the whistle on Duke it is very unlikely to happen since it usually does not happen with same conference members, UNC does not recruit the same players Duke does and more importantly, UNC, after all its shenanigans with fake classes and improper benefits, has no moral authority to accuse anyone else of illegal behavior.



  • @wissox I could’ve sworn the last time I watched him, I saw a “Benjamin” poking out of his sock…


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