May 8th, 2014 at 10:59 AM ^

I think he was a prototypical Beilein player (maybe a stretch 4?) who could've helped us a ton those first few years. The NCAA banned him from coming here from Germany though for an undoubtedly stupid reason and thus we played 4 guard line-ups with Deshawn Sims as our 5


May 8th, 2014 at 4:05 PM ^

The NCAA found another way to screw us with BS eligibility rules unrelated to pay for play or performance enhancing substances.

Meanwhile, we've all read the article about SEC bag-men, NC academic fraud, Cam Newton's father soliciting disqualifying extra benefits, SEC recruits flashing cash on the internet after committing, and Miami boosters actually providing disqualifying extra benefits to then eligible players actually playing for Miami.  Currently, the only schools the NCAA holds accountable are B1G schools (including Penn State, who got hammered for something that although horrible, was totally unrelated to even the most expansive interpretation of an NCAA by-law) and USC.  What's the lesson here?  Don't try to run a clean program because that means you will be bad at covering up the cheating?

If it wasn't for all the money flowing to "non-revenue" sports, which is the source of U.S. dominance in most international women's sports, I'd heartily agree with the "burn it down" solution.  As it is, [sigh]