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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Josh Selby to attend class Tuesday

NCAA still has not cleared freshman to play

Kansas University freshman Josh Selby talks with media members in this June 8, 2010 file photo, a day after his arrival in Lawrence. Selby was listed as one recruit connected with violations made by Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl.

Kansas University freshman Josh Selby talks with media members in this June 8, 2010 file photo, a day after his arrival in Lawrence. Selby was listed as one recruit connected with violations made by Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl.

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Selby cleared to attend class

Josh Selby has been given the green light to attend classes on Tuesday. The NCAA has still not cleared Selby to play.

Kansas University freshman basketball point guard Josh Selby will attend class Tuesday but has not yet been cleared to participate during the 2010-11 basketball season, coach Bill Self told the Journal-World on Sunday afternoon.

Self would not issue any further comment.

The NCAA has been looking into Selby's relationship with Robert Frazier, the business manager of NBA player Carmelo Anthony while also examining Selby’s academic record. The 6-foot-3 Baltimore native attended three high schools — Lake Clifton High, DeMatha Catholic and John Carroll School.

The NCAA is apparently freeing Selby to attend class 13 school days into the semester — and letting KU honor his scholarship agreement — while continuing to look into his eligibility.

Self would not comment on any aspect of the situation.

Last year, Kentucky freshman John Wall was not cleared by the NCAA until Oct. 30. He was handed a two-game suspension for accepting $800 of illegal benefits from a former AAU coach.

• Turner sick on U of L visit: Josiah Turner, a 6-foot-3 senior point guard from Sacramento (Calif.) High, didn’t attend Saturday’s Louisville-Kentucky football game as part of his official visit to U of L “because he was sick,” the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. Turner will visit UCLA next weekend, Arizona on Sept. 17, Oregon on Oct. 1 and KU for the Oct. 15 Late Night in the Phog.

• Ellis to be here Tuesday: Perry Ellis, a 6-8 junior forward from Wichita Heights, still plans to make an unofficial visit to KU on Tuesday. Heck, if he wants, he could shadow Selby on his first day of class in accordance with NCAA rules.

Comments

mikehawk 11 years, 1 month ago

The NCAA has got to find a better way here. When a student won't compete for three months into the school year, the student either needs to be ruled ineligible, or allowed to start class with their classmates on scholarship while their process moves forward. They can be ruled ineligible at any time up to the start of practice, or beyond. If they have some type of definitive evidence of an infraction before they have ever enrolled at the school, then render a definitive decision. But to leave a kid, and a school hanging, guilty until proven innocent, not allowing the student athelete to begin classes with his classmates, is simply misguided. Couple that with their one and done rule, a player of Josh Selby's talent will spend very little overall time in a classroom. He needs as much as he can get.

Nick Cole 11 years, 1 month ago

I agree with everything you said except the one and done rule. That belongs to the NBA, not the NCAA.

ku_foaf 11 years, 1 month ago

It is ridiculous. He should attend classes, even if found ineligible later. Innocent until proven guilty! He has no chance to be eligible if he doesn't attend classes.

dmb40fan 11 years, 1 month ago

Mikehawk, I agree completely about the issue you bring up. The NCAA needs to look closer into their inability to complete investigations while not hindering the ability of the athlete to attend classes. After all, he is a student-athlete, if only for one year. I think the NCAA needs to step up and attend classes at the onset of the school year. Second, I think the NCAA should be allowed to punish the players if they have done something illegal. For instance, the idea that OJ Mayo didn't get in any trouble, but USC had to give up wins and dollars and players in the program now are affected by his poor decisions. When I signed my clearinghouse form, it specifically states that you understand the rules of the NCAA as stated above, and one of those states that you haven't been paid to play, or recieved any gifts. Make the kids signing the clearinghouse forms accountable for taking gifts as well, it's a two way street, it takes someone to give the gifts (money) and someone to take them. Step up be accountable, it's part of student life.

phi4life940 11 years, 1 month ago

Selby was sitting two rows in front of me at the Football game in the student section! He was trying to pump the crowd up a few times.

mulaza....we should ask him if he wants to join the football team. Not sure what position he would play but I'm SURE he would do add something with his athletic ability! haha

phi4life940 11 years, 1 month ago

*I'm SURE he would add something with his athletic ability! haha

KU_FanSince75 11 years, 1 month ago

What's the hangup? Guess I am in the dark.

Hank Cross 11 years, 1 month ago

This is the only KU sports story that has any real importance. KU FB sucks again. What else is new?

cobweb 11 years, 1 month ago

I'm sure he is anxious to get working on the degree he promised. Right?

yates33333 11 years, 1 month ago

The NCAA will let a young person "twist in the wind," claiming all the while that their only concern is the welfare of the athlete. B.S., broken spokes. Their only concern is payday.

Tony Bandle 11 years, 1 month ago

I choose to think that this is a good sign and indicates that the NCAA is one step closer to approving Josh's eligibility.

I do however agree with just about every post before me.

No.................................Nothing but........................No Common sense..............Cash.................................Concern for At this...........................Allowed..............................Athletes and
Address.........................Always..............................Academics

Martin Rosenblum 11 years, 1 month ago

Wow OJH,

Feeling bad for neglecting your "." key lately?

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Normalized Callousness And Arrogance

Chris Shaw 11 years, 1 month ago

USA playing right now on ESPN 2. Russia and Sasha play on the NBA channel at 2. If Russia wins then Sasha will play against USA on Wednesday I believe.

Chris Shaw 11 years, 1 month ago

1 obstacle down (Sort of) and another 1 to get through (Amateur Status).

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

For god's sakes, don't EVER invite any bball recruits to football games!!!!!

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Why not hire Self to coach football and basketball?

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Recommendation for football season: keep an air sick bag next to your remote.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

If Einstein were proven correct again and there were worm holes in the universe that would permit nonlinear movement through space-time, then let's find one that let's us depart Memorial Stadium today and arrive instantly at October 15 in Allen Field House.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Mangino has to be laughing all his asses off.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

After Saturday's disgrace in Memorial Stadium, Tyshawn Taylor is probably emboldened and looking for a football player to punch.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Whoever dreamed a former Nebraska football player would have KU playing softball in autumn?

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Jesus walked on water, not artificial turf.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Coach Gill, doubt not, but focus a little more on the Old Testament.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Let's hope you can be born again again.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

This is the Bible Belt, Coach Gill. We believe in belting opponents with the Bible.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

What do we do now? Turn the other ear hole?

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

It is not whether you win or lose, it is how you win or lose.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Coach Gill began his KU career with a Revelation instead of a a Genesis.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Let's change the KU goal post to a cross.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

John Brown, come on down...off that Curry mural and speak to Coach Gill about the facts of life.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

KU football coaches apparently need to raise fewer souls and more hell.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Has Coach Gill been sent to us by Doktor Tom Osborne to destroy the program and get NU a victory as it departs for the Big Ten? Is Coach Gill programmed to lose? Coach Gill could be a great, great KU coach, but he may need to be deprogrammed, first.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

All four hundred people in North Dakota are celebrating.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Blaming poor execution in losses is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Gary Wirsig 11 years, 1 month ago

Verbose as the normal Jaybate, but without the class. C'mon, Jaybate your comments are usually "no malice intended". Have you changed your mode of operation?

James Miller 11 years, 1 month ago

No, he just loves poking fun of our Lord and Savior, and His followers. Good luck with that, Jaybate!

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

How about Withey and Marcus play defensive ends? Kieff and TRob play DTs. They may not get much penetration, but they would at least be tough to throw over.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Accusations of lack of class are the last refuge of morons.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Accusations of verbosity are the last refuge of the constipated.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's, but Caesar doesn't live in North Dakota.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

The Golden Rule is not: lose unto others as you would have them lose unto you.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Loveth your enemies, but blocketh them, too.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

"So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today." (Matthew 6:34)

Oh, god help us!

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

"But my Kingdom is not of this world.” (John 18:36)

Nor of the grid iron.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened." (Luke 11:9-10)

Sometimes opening the door also involves blocking and tackling.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mark 10.42-45 ESV)

This is what made me a Christian and keeps me one, no matter how badly some Christians perform and misbehave.

Coach Gill, you have given your life as a ransom for all KU fans. Despite all the jokes above, you still da man. Great things often have most unpromising beginnings. You are our Coach, Coach Gill. Be yourself. Do it your way. Don't listen to all the howling and all the howlers. And don't listen to the excuse makers and the apologists either. This is your crucible, Coach Gill. Live it. A Golgotha awaits each person. This loss will not be your last Golgotha. Just as one is born again and again, one is crucified again and again. Walk the talk, Coach Gill. Its your destiny.

James Miller 11 years, 1 month ago

Nice try. You will not fool us with your "this is what made me a Christian and keeps me one" comment.

Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water. (James 3:10-12)

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

The truth is the truth.

It does not change, regardless of what you believe, or say, or do.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

Post Script:

Hey, Josh, welcome to class. What happens in class can change your life as much as what happens on the wood. Whether you are here for a few months, or a four years, soak up all the education you can. You must have the right stuff. You came to KU. You have stayed here when you could easily have jumped for Europe. Self believes you have it, or he would not be sticking with you. As Coach Gill is learning, and as everyone who comes to Kansas learns, being a Jayhawk is a crucible, not a free pass. You are in the smithey of souls. Sometimes it is a blast furnace. Greatness doesn't just happen at KU. It is a process. And that is why the great ones come back years later and the fans stay fans through thick and thin.

Rock Chalk, Josh Selby, no matter what the NCAA decides. I can already feel you are one of us.

"Hail to thee our alma mater/ Hail to old KU..."

Steve Gantz 11 years, 1 month ago

Jaybate since you're quoting scripture, of which I'm a believer too, here's a prophecy: Joshua 6:27 God was with Joshua. He became famous all over the land.

dynamitehawk 11 years, 1 month ago

Oh snap!! jaybate must be in Europe. He's done passed out at 7:00 London time on Labour day. Hells to the yeah.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

"She's a good bit of crumpet with some nice scones, eh Mick."--Keith Richards

Just kidding, Keith.

KU_FanSince75 11 years, 1 month ago

Jaybate------As one Pillsbury Dough Boy said to the other Pillsbury Dough Boy, "Are you on a roll?" LOL

Martin Rosenblum 11 years, 1 month ago

Actually, Jaybate's deluge contains fewer words than two of his normal length comments!

bad_dog 11 years, 1 month ago

I thought you were just practicing your lines for the next bar mitzvah you play...

Martin Rosenblum 11 years, 1 month ago

Oh yeah, just saw the first bball magazine for this season on the racks. Lindy's has KU pre-season at #17 and KSUck at #4!

We will surely come from the back of the pack by mid-December to be back in the hunt. And, we'll cross paths with KSU as they descend the ladder as we're climbing up the ladder!

ZDKC 11 years, 1 month ago

Oh we'll always be in the hunt and make it to the tourny. Moreso, once the NCAA is done mangling the field of 64 to everyone and their dog as well as their dog's dog is invited, you'll need to be running a circus to NOT make the tourney. Tis a travesty.

Yeah KSU the pre-season rank is just about right (for the pre-season at least). I'm not sure if I agree with the #17 for Kansas, though. Mizzou is going to be pretty darn good too. They had a ridiculously good recruiting class this year (though they'll be young).

JayCeph 11 years, 1 month ago

Speaking of North Dakota, if it is 5:57 there, what time is it in Kansas? 3 to 6?

Tom Wilson 11 years, 1 month ago

I have yet to read about a target date regarding a decision as to whether Selby can play for the Jayhawks this year or not. What is the NCAA waiting for? Absolutely rediculous! The NCAA has become an organization that much prefers looking in its rear view mirror regarding things they should have done rather than focusing on where they are going. This has stewed long enough. Time for a decision!

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