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That won't be enough, UConn

Posted on: October 8, 2010 2:49 pm
Edited on: October 8, 2010 3:44 pm
 
A reduction in scholarships and two years' probation?

I can't imagine that's enough.

I mean, who cares about probation these days? And I can't tell you how many programs operate with fewer than the 13 allowed scholarship players each season and compete just fine while doing it. So it's nice that Connecticut announced self-imposed penalties on Friday, a week before the school is scheduled to appear before the NCAA committee on infractions for major rules violations, most of which revolve around Nate Miles' connection with a former Huskies manager turned agent. But the self-imposed penalties lack teeth as much as this guy lacks teeth, and that's why I'll be surprised if UConn isn't eventually hit with more significant penalities, i.e., something that actually matters.
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Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: October 16, 2010 7:50 pm
 

That won't be enough, UConn

Very good points.  Tenn should get cracked down on.. and I'm tired of guilty coached *Kiffen, Carroll* burning out & not having to pay a penalty.  I'm thinking these coaches should carry a penalty on them, so if/when they start coaching in the college game again, they have to pay their dues too.  Like, if Carroll comes back into NCAA, whatever school hires him comes w/ a penalty.  That way they get punished in some sort of way as well.  Just an idea.



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2010 3:02 am
 

That won't be enough, UConn

You really want the NCAA to set the bar by banning UConn from the NCAA tournament for a year?

Yes, if not more.

Their the first of what's looking like a whole lot of colleges and universities going under investigation.  

So?

If UConn get's banned for a year what happens to Tennessee for lying to the NCAA?

The same, if not worse?

If you set the bar by taking UConn out of the tournament for a year or by taking a way more scholarships, we're going to be looking at about a dozen schools per year being banned from the NCAA tournament by the time all these investigations are complete. 

So what?  "Everybody else is doing it, so you shouldn't punish us" is retarded logic.  If UConn commits major violations they should get a post season ban.  If Duke commits major violations they should get a post season ban.  If UK commits major violations they should get a post season ban.  If Northeast Springfield State Community College and Technical School commits major violations they should get a post season ban.

They are called "major" violations for a reason.  They should carry a major punishment too.

Better make damn sure your program is sparkling clean before throwing rocks at UConn.

Says the head rock thrower and fan of the UConnvicts.  Your dumb ass can't stop bringing up rumors about other programs, as if that makes UConn look any better.  Idiot.



Since: Dec 3, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2010 7:14 pm
 

That won't be enough, UConn

Good Lord.  Everyone is screaming from their Ivory Towers...

EVERY PROGRAM CHEATS.  The NCAA rules and regulations are from a DIFFERENT ERA.  CBS and ESPN paid over a BILLION DOLLARS for broadcast rights to March Madness.  There wasn't internet or cell phones or BILLION DOLLAR deals on the table when the majority of these rules were put in place.  I am 100% certain that if you put ANY TOP 25 PROGRAM in either money sport (Football & Basketball) "under the microscope" you will find violations at EVERY SCHOOL.  Since the NCAA is put in the impossible position of trying to enforce these archaic rules, they must "ding" a high profile program every now and again to let everyone know they are "watching".  Clearly it's UCONN's turn in the rotation.  For all of you fans out there of your respective high-profile programs crying for stronger penalties for the Huskies: PROCEED WITH CAUTION.  Your turn in the rotation is coming up... 



Since: Jun 29, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2010 4:29 pm
 

That won't be enough, UConn

Parrish, I get that UConn was willingly involved in shady actions in order to get a talented basketball player... They should be punished.  But when does the End Justify the Means?  Nate Miles never gave a competitive advantage and was rightfully expelled.  These self-imposed violations are fair.  
According to the rules, I am completely wrong, by the way.  But the rules under this context is kind of silly.



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2010 1:46 pm
 

That won't be enough, UConn

You know what?  I think that any school that cheats should be banned from post season play for at least one year.  I don't care about the cheaters, and the effect that a ban has on their school --all I care about is of those schools out there who DID NOT CHEAT, and were rewarded by watching all of these other scums get to the NCAA tourney!  This is "college basketball," not the pros.  Colleges need to step in here, and say enough is enough.  If you are looking for an NBA feeder system, then start one...these are colleg athletics...stay away!



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2010 1:41 pm
 

That won't be enough, UConn

Self-imposed penalties are NEVER harsh enough.  Hell, if we just let people off-the-hook by determini
ng their own their penalties, then down the line we'll have a real mess (not that we don't already have a mess...?). 



Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2010 8:27 am
 

That won't be enough, UConn

You really want the NCAA to set the bar by banning UConn from the NCAA tournament for a year?  Their the first of what's looking like a whole lot of colleges and universities going under investigation.  If UConn get's banned for a year what happens to Tennessee for lying to the NCAA? Gone for 3 years?  If you set the bar by taking UConn out of the tournament for a year or by taking a way more scholarships, we're going to be looking at about a dozen schools per year being banned from the NCAA tournament by the time all these investigations are complete.  Better make damn sure your program is sparkling clean before throwing rocks at UConn...



Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2010 3:58 pm
 

That won't be enough, UConn

Seriously Calhooney you are a little child.  I know you do not look to logic or reason to arrive at a conclusion, but whining about others that have done, or may have done something is the tactic of the feeble minded.  No matter what others have done in the past UConn is on the hook, they admit something of a spurious nature went down by imposing pentalties on themselves.  What Parrish is pointing out is that by slapping their own wrist with milqtoast UCONN will not plaquate the NCAA.



Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: October 12, 2010 12:37 pm
 

That won't be enough, UConn

College sports keeps getting dirtier.  I don't know what to think anymore, and I loved the college game because the pro's are too business like and enjoying the game.  With that said, the NCAA is going to have to do something to either change the rules so there is less violations or they are going to have to really come down hard to stamp it all out.  Because look at the top coaches, I mean truly the legends in the game of college basketball that are coming into question.  And it is legit to think "once a cheat, always a cheat" and to look back at their complete history.  So, what to do?  Clean the game up like its steroids or gambling, or allow agents into the game or something along those lines?  I really hope they can get the idea of College Athletics back to its purist appearance.  I don't like thinking by tuning into a college game that I am endorsing this kind of unethical, bending, & breaking of the rules.  I love March Madness, but when will a Tourney winner have to vacate a championship.  What happens to all the people that invested their time & emotions into it.  And from a gambling stand point, what do you do, refund the cash.. and I mean from office pools that are 2$ to play or whatever.  I just want to enjoy it w/o everyone talking about how dirty every player and coach is.  And all that drama.. the sports agents aren't going to care what rules they break, so maybe Big Government should get involved and if you're involved with a college kid, then you lose your license or something like that.  We have to get this cleaned up somehow.



Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2010 9:06 pm
 

That won't be enough, UConn

Sorry to tell you Gary but when you think about it the NCAA won't punish UConn much more than the program has already done, listen UConn paid their lawyers a lot of money they wouldn't submit something like this without having a good feel the NCAA will not come down much harder or accept what UConn has punsihed themselves with.  These lawyers are paid way too much money for UConn to be killed with sanctions on top of what they have already done to themselves. 


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