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NCAA shot down Kentucky/Notre Dame charity exhibition


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Today in “The NCAA Sucks”: according to Jeff Goodman, Kentucky and Notre Dame were planning on playing an exhibition game for charity, but the NCAA shot it down.

Last season, Kentucky hosted Morehead State to raise money for victims of hurricanes in Florida and Puerto Rico and the wildfires in California. Can you imagine the money they’d raise with a charity game vs. Notre Dame? To quote our old friend Antoine Dodson, you are so dumb, NCAA. You are really dumb. For real.

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9 responses to “NCAA shot down Kentucky/Notre Dame charity exhibition”

  1. mgwolfe

    Because the NCAA makes zero plain and simple.

  2. CuriousCat

    They even shut down the charity game between North Carolina and South Carolina…It just doesn’t make any sense at all.

  3. ukcamel

    The NCAA is a great punching bag, but all these “charity games” are just attempts to circumvent the rules. Now we could argue the rules are dumb, but as long as the dumb rules are still in place, these games shouldn’t be allowed.

    1. ClutchCargo

      So, what is the benefit in enforcing this rule when it was clearly going to be for a charitable cause? Shutting it down just because there is a dumb rule is even dumber than the rule. The NCAA fails to enforce its own rules routinely, so what is special about this one?

  4. UKfanman01

    Surely not the same NCAA that allowed Duke preseason games last year and this year both?

  5. Alleykat16

    Yea fanman they allow dook practices last year and then allow them to do it again this year. That’s straight up bs. They let dook do what ever they want. They afraid of them

  6. CalsCats3.0

    My guess is they don’t want an unlimited amount of charity games because programs will take advantage of this and play a ton of games. It becomes an arms race. If other teams in the conference are playing 5 extra games, you feel like you need to as well to develop your players. Then if everyone is doing 5 games, someone will want to do 6 to 7 to have an upper hand on the others. This continues. So you do need a cap. Now you can argue that the cap should be higher, but there does need to be a cap.

    The amount of money raised would not matter. It may be for charity but it isn’t like you are going to bring tons of money to see 2 small schools face off in an exhibition game.

    You could say every charity event has to pay out $100,000 and if the fans do not cover it, then the schools have to pay the extra. I am sure the small schools will cry foul as the big schools would dish out this extra money where as the small schools wouldn’t have the funding to do so.

    1. ClutchCargo

      I don’t think unlimited charity games is the answer, either. They could keep the rule and consider additional games on a case by case basis. The lack of flexibility when they obviously pick and choose which of the other rules to enforce is what I have a problem with.

  7. jaws2

    You’re no longer allowed to post on KSR; you make waaaaaay too much sense!!!!
    Logic and sensible points have no business here. 🙂
    Just ask the “find another team” crowd.!