Totally agree… some competitive basketball games tonight… and a couple surprising blowouts.
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RE: University of Colorado Buffalos - Saturday - Dec. 7 -6pm - ESPN2
RE: Anyone know what Coach K did for Uncle Sam in the Army from 1969 to 1972?
Probably Google. Good to have you join KUBuckets. Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served.
This team is athletic and has a high ceiling. If they just keep improving throughout the season, I think we’ll have a shot to beat anyone on most days.
Assuming the young guys improve and Dotson and Garrett gel, the big wild card is the front court players: will Azibuke and DeSousa improve to their previous level and at least become consistent there? Will McCormick improve? I feel like that’s the key to the season.
RE: Kansas vs Duke Game Thread:
How I miss the clutch guys… Devonte Graham, Frank Mason III, Cole Aldrich, Jeff Withey and Thomas Robinson.
I don’t know whether to view tonight’s game as glass half full (27 turnovers and only lost by 2) or glass half empty (27 turnovers represents our skill level)
RE: KU argues with NCAA that Adidas isn't a booster, but sends out flyer to local businesses suggesting otherwise
Anyway, the NCAA changed the rule, so there’s that.
Also, I don’t despise the NCAA. I just think they should be held accountable for their feckless leadership.
Unfortunately, it appears the only “market force” that has proven effective has come from the government… Which is another indicator that the operation is monopolistic.
I hear your concern that some fans view Bill Self as above reproach. FWIW, I do not. If he has broken rules that are generally upheld by others in the community, then that is worthy of reprimand and consequence. However, if he is essentially driving 65 in a 55 zone like everyone else around him, then I don’t think it is “horrible conduct” and I don’t think it is fair for him to be singled out of the stream of traffic and punished.
The NCAA struggles with this. Instead, they seem to take an arbitrary approach to enforcement and consequences.
I’m a big fan of NCAA athletics. At the same time, I think they need to improve and do a much better job. I don’t think that’s contradictory.
Finally, I’m not ignoring the arguments in support of the NCAA. But, while arguments may provide explanation for actions, they are not justification for actions. They can be more equitable. This rule change is evidence of that.