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1 hour ago, Class of '66 Old Fart said:

Story from Pat Forde on Will Wade and LSU.

https://www.si.com/college/2020/08/27/will-wade-allegations-lsu

The NCAA is so weak. What else do they need to nail this guy? Nothing will happen. They will continue to punish self reporting schools for giving kids travel meals at McDonald's. Meanwhile, literal crooks and frauds have nothing to fear.

Watching all of this go down, IU better never self report violations ever again.

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The NCAA is so weak. What else do they need to nail this guy? Nothing will happen. They will continue to punish self reporting schools for giving kids travel meals at McDonald's. Meanwhile, literal crooks and frauds have nothing to fear.
Watching all of this go down, IU better never self report violations ever again.

Hopefully with McRobbie’s departure we can actually start caring about winning instead of the facade they’ve put on for years.


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49 minutes ago, mdn82 said:

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/29761094/kentucky-basketball-player-keion-brooks-jr-supports-changing-name-rupp-arena

Our buddy Keion Brooks is on ESPN for supporting the name change for Rupp.  I am sure that will endear him to BBN.

Yeah ... no matter what opinion anyone might have about the name change, I'm thinking we all can agree that Keion Brooks is in for a wild ride after his statement. While that is all well and good for someone who is speaking with the courage of his convictions, in this case the quote from Keion is:

"Being honest, I haven't educated myself well enough on Adolph Rupp or just the whole situation at hand to really give you my thoughts on it From what I do know, I would like to see a name change just basically because of what his name is and what that's connected to and what that kind of represents. I would like to see a name change."

That reads like a 19 year old walking into a minefield accidentally.

 

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Annnnnd...here it is:

From the happy-go-lucky folks at Rupp's Rafters, here are the two Keion Brooks threads topping their message board. I wonder if the NCAA will grant an immediate transfer due to (soon to follow) social media death threats:

https://kentucky.forums.rivals.com/threads/first-wildcat-who-i-do-not-like.326793/

https://kentucky.forums.rivals.com/threads/here-we-go.326791/

 

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26 minutes ago, Uspshoosier said:

Strikes me as a pretty accurate list. Would probably have Maryland above the 2 Michigan schools based on their insanely good recruiting base. But otherwise, 2 things;

1) Yet more validation of the extraordinary  job Steve Pikiell is doing. I am such a fan of that guy. 
2) Didn’t know Iowa’s standards for admission were softer than other schools. Interesting.

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2 hours ago, mdn82 said:

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/29761094/kentucky-basketball-player-keion-brooks-jr-supports-changing-name-rupp-arena

Our buddy Keion Brooks is on ESPN for supporting the name change for Rupp.  I am sure that will endear him to BBN.

 

1 hour ago, Stuhoo said:

Annnnnd...here it is:

From the happy-go-lucky folks at Rupp's Rafters, here are the two Keion Brooks threads topping their message board. I wonder if the NCAA will grant an immediate transfer due to (soon to follow) social media death threats:

https://kentucky.forums.rivals.com/threads/first-wildcat-who-i-do-not-like.326793/

https://kentucky.forums.rivals.com/threads/here-we-go.326791/

 

Anything that changes the name of that arena officially or unofficially into the 'Tubby Tub'. I'm in favor of.

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"I haven't educated myself well enough on Adolph Rupp or just the whole situation at hand to really give you my thoughts on it.  From what I do know, I would like to see a name change"

Had to do a double take because this sounds like something Lebron James would say.  Those 2 sentences sum up everything that is wrong with the outrage culture today.

Just go with your feelings.  Facts and context never matter, just jump to your own conclusions before the whole story comes out.  Don't wait for evidence, your feelings are hurt so go crucify somebody for it.

The more time goes by, I'm so glad we never got Brooks.

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2 minutes ago, AKHoosier said:

"I haven't educated myself well enough on Adolph Rupp or just the whole situation at hand to really give you my thoughts on it.  From what I do know, I would like to see a name change"

Had to do a double take because this sounds like something Lebron James would say.  Those 2 sentences sum up everything that is wrong with the outrage culture today.

Just go with your feelings.  Facts and context never matter, just jump to your own conclusions before the whole story comes out.  Don't wait for evidence, your feelings are hurt so go crucify somebody for it.

The more time goes by, I'm so glad we never got Brooks.

How much education on a topic does it take to know that Rupp was a giant racist. Is that even in dispute?  From there it comes down to are you ok with public buildings being named after racists 

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36 minutes ago, Brass Cannon said:

Oh so I popped over to Rupps Rafters and they are indeed trying to pretend Rupp wasn’t a racist.  Lol

They've been doing that for a while.  I saw that thread, many of them used proper spelling so I figured their intelligence was being stretched to the limit and cut them some slack.

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12 minutes ago, JSHoosier said:

They've been doing that for a while.  I saw that thread, many of them used proper spelling so I figured their intelligence was being stretched to the limit and cut them some slack.

Probably using one of those term paper services having somebody else write their posts. 
 

My sister used to do it. She made good money writing aspiring law students undergrad papers.  

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17 hours ago, AKHoosier said:

"I haven't educated myself well enough on Adolph Rupp or just the whole situation at hand to really give you my thoughts on it.  From what I do know, I would like to see a name change"

Had to do a double take because this sounds like something Lebron James would say.  Those 2 sentences sum up everything that is wrong with the outrage culture today.

Just go with your feelings.  Facts and context never matter, just jump to your own conclusions before the whole story comes out.  Don't wait for evidence, your feelings are hurt so go crucify somebody for it.

The more time goes by, I'm so glad we never got Brooks.

A few excellent points made in this post

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18 hours ago, AKHoosier said:

"I haven't educated myself well enough on Adolph Rupp or just the whole situation at hand to really give you my thoughts on it.  From what I do know, I would like to see a name change"

Had to do a double take because this sounds like something Lebron James would say.  Those 2 sentences sum up everything that is wrong with the outrage culture today.

Just go with your feelings.  Facts and context never matter, just jump to your own conclusions before the whole story comes out.  Don't wait for evidence, your feelings are hurt so go crucify somebody for it.

The more time goes by, I'm so glad we never got Brooks.

I agree with you that he is sticking his neck out while admitting that he hasn’t done his research, and that’s a terrible idea.

i also think the complete indictment of a 19 kid who has gotten a social media beat down for saying something unwise is a bit much.

By most accounts Brooks is a good kid. I think his answer to the topic without realizing the implications of saying he had an uneducated opinion was unwise. 19 year olds, even star athlete 19 year olds, used to get some slack for speaking without thinking through the implications.

 

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