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November 21, 2015
KU coach Bill Self spoke to a few reporters following Saturday's practice in Maui and the main topic of conversation was the eligibility of freshman Cheick Diallo.
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Wow! Sounds very much like NCAA arbitrarily targeted KU or Diallo. If what Self said is true, NCAA looks really, really biased and bad now.
This may have already been brought up here, but this feels like sour grapes from the NCAA about the Cliff Alexander situation from last year. Maybe I'm way off base but didn't Cliff and his family not give them everything they wanted. Just seems fishy and I don't know what else it could be
A position on one of the NCAA's regulatory offices/ commissions/committees/etc DOES NOT confer sainthood by any means.
Believe it, there are as many slime balls there as in any bureaucracy . . . they just get a lot of help covering up.
Luckily KU has enough resources, resolve, integrity and outright disgust to go to the mat with one or two of the guys in the "Elligibility Office" to provide some accountability, chase off some olefactory malfeasance as well. That sometimes results when the s#h#i!t†s the fan.
It has been both shameful and criminal to allow, ignore, even to instigate and seemingly encourage the disgraceful treatment that has caused so many athletes to lose – through little or no fault of their own – rightful opportunities for competition, education and development into the kind citizen we could have helped instead of hindered.
But (at least a few) NCAA administrators serve only to illustrate the paradigm: """ To verify lack of moral character, we need simply to provide the person with some modicum of authority. """
If this is about his guardian then I can see the delay but if this is about academics, there is no reason on the planet why it would take this long.
Whoa, I've never heard Self like this, he's always been pretty respectful of the NCAA at least on the surface. If there were any underlying issues, I don't think he would be this bold. I fully expect Diallo to play Monday.
"If I had known we were going to have to do the NCAA's job for them..."
"Pronto"? I prefer muy pronto!
"They are 100% aware of how we feel..." I say play him in Maui. It sounds like he's 100% eligible and now its gone from the sublime to the ridiculous. Now KU is pissed and the NCAA has a great big nasty egg on their face and let's see if people turn a blind eye or if the schools now take a closer look at this mess.
I thought Seth Davis brought up some good points. Basically, the NCAA is for the student. The NCAA is working for the states to ensure the institutions are following the college guidelines. So, the process took it's course. Diallo did his part. KU did their part. Now, we are learning it sounds as though the NCAA screwed everyone. Now, Seth Davis says to allow the NCAA to do their job. However, he also agreed with the entire bball community by letting Diallo play, then fix the system. He said that if this isn't fixed and Diallo is prevented from playing that it would open Pandora's box for every other player in this situation.
We are learning that Diallo was eligible a long time ago and sat unnecessarily. So much for the NCAA doing their part. What the hell is their part? This was a clear case of Diallo being a victim or hostage of the NCAA which is out of control. Someone needs to step in and end this mess. IT'S OVER, NOW SEND THE FREAKIN' LETTER ALREADY AND LET THE KID PLAY...FREAKIN' MORONS.
It should raise some question among the (few? Many?) NCAA personnel with morals and integrity –
... where can we get enough manure to keep covering up this kind of stinking $#!† ???
Oh, Yeah, let's move to LA, out along the road with so many dairy farms ...
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