also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
I know i'm in the minority in this thread but I'd like to see them up. I have extremely fond memories of those two years and miss being the epicenter of the college basketball universe.
I am confused how we can hang the Final Four banners if, in official NCAA records, they didn't happen?
I love Jalen Rose and the fab five but the banners cannot go up. It ,akes little sense to hang banners for accomplishments that nobody is proud of and the NCAA doesnt even recognize.
were the games that led to those banners invalidated? They were, weren't they? For me that's a reason not to put them up. And (following this logic/if true) when you discuss the way that other untainted players lost out you say "Exactly. That's why the actions were harmful. They hurt the team, the U," etc. And we can't be party to some kind of sentimental turnaround that says "Now we're going to celebrate that."
This doesn't mean you don't forgive and forget, or welcome Jalen back, etc. But it sure would be a reason not to put the banners back up.
I am a huge C Webb fan, and fan of the Fab V--I adored those guys. But that doesn't mean you put the banners back up. Hell, put the Fab Five's pictures up in the rotunda, etc. But unless I'm missing something, not the banners.