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As The NCAA Eligibility World Turns

Today has given us a couple interesting developments in the daily soap opera created by the NCAA regarding the eligibility of young student athletes. Let’s take a quick look at the two situtations of interest:


Squeeky-clean creep-tweeter Tom Crean has another player with eligibility issues. The hits keep coming, man. First, it was Hanner Perea and Peter Jurkin. Now, Jeremy Hollowell is under investigation for alleged “indirect contact” with an agent, according to Jake Query of WNDE. Jake tweeted the day after Hollowell watched the IU game against Florida Atlantic from the sidelines in sweats, “Being told NCAA investigating Hollowell for indirect association w/ agent. Held out as pre-caution.” While the Hollowell situation seems like a ‘better safe than sorry’ type of thing, it’s still interesting to see that another IU player is under the NCAA’s magnifying glass.


Kabongo’s season-long suspension was the talk of the week. However, he just got the band reduced to 23 games. This still effectively ends his season, which is pretty awful to see for a kid who was the #1 PG in his class. Ken Berger from CBS tweeted some interesting stuff regarding this situation today. Seems that one of LeBron’s guys is the one in question with Myck – agent Rich Paul. Very fitting first name, if you ask me. From Ken Berger:

Fred Nance, attorney for Myck Kabongo’s agent, Rich Paul, says NCAA’s reduction of Kabongo’s suspension “exonerates” Paul.

Nance: “We believe that this ruling by the NCAA completely exonerates the notion of any wrongdoing by my client Rich Paul.”

Paul’s attorney says his client “expresses his support for Myck Kabongo and his family and strongly believes in the player’s future.”

Kabongo’s relationship with Paul, who also represents LeBron James, is at the center of the NCAA probe over alleged improper benefits.

Paul was working for mega-agency CAA when he became involved with Kabongo. Paul recently split with CAA, and James left with him.

And that’s the way the cookie crumbles on that one. Very interesting stuff here. None of this is directly important to the Cats, unless of course UK plays IU or Texas in the tournament and either player is ineligible. However, as UK fans, the NCAA eligbility saga is always intriguing (and incredibly frustrating/mind-blowing).

Tune into the pregame show for today’s Marshall game coming up soon.

Article written by Chris Thomas

15 Comments for As The NCAA Eligibility World Turns

  1. Bulldawg
    1:14 pm December 22, 2012 Permalink

    Nice swag at the end. I am glad you pointed out that we really don’t care unless we end up playing. It was also once said by a blind homeless guy that Ryan Lemmond beat up that it is wise to keep your friends close, but keep your? you’re? (help me out in the comment section guys, I am not sure which your, you’re to use in this situation) enemies closer.

  2. marcus camby
    1:14 pm December 22, 2012 Permalink

    IU Vacate, it’s funny how people view cal as dirty for things he had no control over, IU is so dirty a lot of questionable kids, lol

  3. Man'oWar
    1:19 pm December 22, 2012 Permalink

    I just want to say that Peter Jurkin is a very unfortunate name. That is all.

  4. Bob Cobb
    1:20 pm December 22, 2012 Permalink

    IU may have to take down the Butler Game Runners-Up National Championship banner.

  5. Tom Crean
    1:30 pm December 22, 2012 Permalink

    There is not dishonest bone in my body. You can’t be the greatest coach in the nation or have the best team in the nation, and be dishonest. I know when all this clears up and we have Jeremy back with us competing for that 6th National Championship Trophy, this team will be firing on all cylinders. We set the gold standard in college basketball here at Indiana. This is pure and unmatched tradition. #goldstandard #untarnishedlegacy

  6. Anthony
    1:35 pm December 22, 2012 Permalink

    This is more egregious than what Kanter did and this guy gets to play. Hmmm…..

  7. Myck Kabongo
    1:50 pm December 22, 2012 Permalink

    I’m eligible to return on February 13 because they count “time served” into that. There is a lot of basketball left after that. This does NOT essentially end my season. Who do I look like? Enes Kanter?

  8. Jon Hood's Mom
    1:54 pm December 22, 2012 Permalink

    I wish Indiana were removed from the face of the Earth. Scumsuckers

  9. Beavis
    1:58 pm December 22, 2012 Permalink

    IU should have put these guys in an African American Studies class. Got the governor to check things out,,,,would be cleared by the NCAA and Emmert.

  10. Butthead
    2:06 pm December 22, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah, they would like cleared to play and stuff. uhhhughhaa

  11. Kreutz
    3:28 pm December 22, 2012 Permalink

    Peter Jurkin….dear god hahah

  12. Rixter
    3:56 pm December 22, 2012 Permalink

    Now see, I heard Jeremy Hollowell was being investigated for improper peter jurkin. One of us heard this story wrong.

  13. Dr. Wildcat
    4:58 pm December 22, 2012 Permalink

    Um… Myck Kabongo was not the #1 PG in his class. That’d be Marquis Teague. You might have heard of him!

  14. Kevin
    5:43 pm December 22, 2012 Permalink

    How does Tome Crean have anything to do with this. You complain about people connecting Cal to stuff, yet you do the same thing.

  15. NCAA
    6:39 pm December 22, 2012 Permalink

    I guess there is something to this whole Indiana Elite AAU program after all!