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Clint Hurtt receives NCAA Notice of Allegations

Our old friend Pat Forde reports that Louisville assistant coach Clint Hurtt and the University of Louisville have received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA regarding the University of Miami investigation. Hurtt, who worked on the Miami staff for several years, is likely to face charges for unethical conduct and involvement in rogue booster Nevin Shapiro’s recruiting violations.

Tick tock, tick tock…

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95 Comments for Clint Hurtt receives NCAA Notice of Allegations

  1. Dear IU and UL, We are National Champs; you are not. The end.
    11:13 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Man, it sucks that Bridgewater is going down in this too…

  2. Stand Back
    11:14 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Looks like he is about to explode.

  3. Dirty, Dirty, Dirty
    11:15 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    This will get ugly for U of Smell before its all over.

  4. Randy Marsh
    11:16 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    What an appropriate name for such a large man.

  5. Daddy_Jorge
    11:17 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Clint Hurtt AND the University of Louisville. Does that suggest allegations of acts AT U of L?

  6. Musehobo
    11:19 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    It’s a good thing he wears that line beard to let us know where his jaw line is.

  7. stoopspoopsicecream
    11:21 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Nothing will come of this. Jurich will threaten everyone and the media will pretend this isn’t happening.

  8. Big Mike In the Wood
    11:21 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Clint’s stress eating in both lanes of the Rally’s drive thru

  9. YouPeopleAreCrazy
    11:25 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    #1 Teddy Bridgewater is beyond reproach. He’s next years Heisman winner.

  10. BA
    11:26 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Is the linebeard part of the contract when you play or coach at Loserville? I guess he needs to get Pitino’s attorney.

  11. Facts
    11:26 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t think this has any effect on UofL directly. The only issue for them is if Hurtt, in a separate investigation, is found to have committed violations while at UofL. Believe this is all related to Miami booster Shapiro and he has no connection to UofL. Also don’t think Bridgewater will be involved. If UofL subsequently gets a “show cause” notice from NCAA, then they will likely cut loose Hurtt. But I wouldn’t count on UofL firing him simply because of the notice of allegations at the U. Regardless, doubtful UofL will directly suffer at all unless you consider canning the main South Florida recruiter as a penalty, and like I said, that may not even occur.

  12. Nevin
    11:32 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    And UL?

    Did the big Hurtt drag the dirty birds into an NCAA investigation?

  13. UKBlue
    11:35 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    UL fans, that sound you hear, that’s the sound of all your delusional dreams & aspirations running into the wall of reality.

    11. Facts Says: Reality is, Bridgewater was smack in the middle of the largest recruiting scandal in modern times, along with being in a boosters Miami Dolphin luxury box not to mention illegal dinners with the past & present coaching staff, yea this does directly effect UL. When you lose your main recruiter, it’s mostly defiantly going to effect UL because Strong didn’t recruit your kids. Besides, this is far from over.

  14. D Biz
    11:39 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    QUICK! Somebody draw a cartoon of two UofL fans reading the Notice of Allegations from the NCAA

  15. Lpool03
    11:41 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    I’m not sure that is how it works. If hurtt receives a show cause I always thought that meant the school he is currently working for has 2 options: let him go or face the penalties that will be sanctioned by the show cause. The show cause is imposed on the coach, not the school so if louisville keeps him, they agree to accept the penalties.

  16. L1C_My_Linebeard
    11:46 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    yo dawg. Charlie STRONG recruited Teddy to da ville. Clint Hurtt nutn but n assistent at d ville. Worst case T-Bridge just fell off the back of a truck and CSS picked him up, all we gulty of is receiving stolen merch and that ain’t illegal.

  17. Red Man
    11:49 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    This has nothing to do with UofL, other than the fact that he works there NOW. The allegations were made about actions at Miami. You UK fans have a real obsession with UofL…

  18. squirrel
    11:53 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    surely the hammer will drop on unc turdheels next. also, can you picture rikky pitino with a line beard?

  19. drew
    11:55 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Lol. I just love reading all the ghetto talk posting from UL fans!!!! SMH

  20. James
    11:55 am February 20, 2013 Permalink

    And of course there is no mention of this on Card Chronicle but super douche Mike Rutherford is blasting BBN for being upset at the Courier-Journal cartoon.

    Rutherford is like a bizarro Matt Jones. Only much less successful in life.

  21. Void
    12:02 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    The NCAA will probably have to void all of their past investigations and penalties as they have discovered that they are as sinister as anyone. The gate has been thrown wide open. The cows are getting away, it’s a stampede.

  22. yeah rite
    12:03 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    17 yep we sure r obsessed with all those championships da ville has won lmao why r u on a ky sports site anyway little bro

  23. learn to spell
    12:03 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    13-UKBlue The word you are looking for is spelled definitely, not defiantly. This is the second or third post you’ve done that. Unless you mean they are going to be defiantly opposed to those allegations.

  24. Red Man
    12:04 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Lol, I said you all have a real obsession with UofL, and all while I’m on a UK site! I guess it takes one to know one.

  25. BigBlue1976
    12:07 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Red Man, you are wrong. Yes he did this at Miami. But, IF the NCAA officially gives Hurtt a “show cause” penalty, UL will have to (1)fire him, (2)accept whatever penalties are levied against him (which do transfer to whatever school a coach is currently working), or (3)petition the NCAA to allow him to stay at UL without penalty. Hence the name, “show cause”.

  26. sammydog
    12:08 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    In his tweet, Forde said Hurtt AND University of Louiville received notice of allegations. He brought players other than Bridgewater to UL who MAY have been improperly recruited by Hurtt while at Miami making them inelgible at UL. Can anyone say from UL say “vacate” in reference to anyone but Cal?

  27. gottodoit
    12:14 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Was Bridgewater intending to go to another college until Hurtt came to Louisville?

    And, after Hurtt was hired at Louisville, did Bridgewater suddenly switch plans in favor of Louisville?

    Please be clear and helpful.

  28. UKBlue
    12:19 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    This is about to get a whole lot worse for Hurtt Say Bye Bye

  29. Dear IU and UL, We are National Champs; you are not. The end.
    12:19 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    CLEARLY, UL has a lot of players, Bridgewater included, that received improper benefits and were recruited improperly. Bridewater’s career was a good one, but it is over.

  30. Tommy Boy Jurich
    12:21 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Things are about to get ugly for UL as they are now the NCAA’s top target. The fact that Jurich willfully neglected what he knew about Hurtt shows a complete lack of compliance from within. I wonder if the President of UL will step in and punish Jurich or Strong for this.

  31. stxcat
    12:24 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    30-Are you kidding? President of UL is scared to death of Jurich. Remember Jurich left him in the dark about the Karen Sypher deal and only found out when reporters asked for a comment.

  32. badgercat
    12:24 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Nothing on the C-J site. Not surprising. What a joke…

  33. JOhn
    12:32 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Bridgewater in news next….wait. BEST STORY IN LONG TIME…UL will forfeit their Gator Bowl and Strong will be the highest paid coach that willnever coach in a national championship….love it when little brother sinks! Give money to KY Kingdom!

  34. scboy
    12:35 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    @red man

    ya, we have a real obosition with UL, but no UL fan can go 2 sentences without mentioning cal and his memphis thing, which wasnt illegal recruiting

  35. Stickman
    12:35 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Wow, the Tardinal fans are strangely silent today…I guess that’s what you can expect when you have no backbone to support all the trash talking.

  36. Sammydog
    12:36 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    CJ is also clearly afraid of Jurich and UL and will report nothing until Jurich writes the article for them and says it is OK to print. Remember how the CJ wouldn’t report anything about the RP/Sypher mess until they were forced to by the national press. They also “doctored” pictures of Sypher and her family leaving out negative statements written on posters regarding RP. They have no journalistic integrity regarding UL and their athletics.

  37. You guys..
    12:38 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Wish that this had any effect on Louisville athletics. Unfortunately for you, Hurtt’s transgressions at Miami are precisely that. Teddy Bridgewater, per Shapiro’s story, accepted nothing, and committed to Louisville rather than Miami. Unfortunately for you, the football whoopins aren’t slated to stop simply because the D-Line coordinator is out the door.

    FYI, an entirely different Louisville assistant received Recruiter of the Year this season. These kids aren’t buying Clint Hurtt, they’re buying Charlie Strong and Louisville.

  38. Roland
    12:42 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Pearl went down for lying about a BBQ at his house.

    Thanks for the link, UKBlue.

    1st line in the short article linked:
    “A person familiar with the situation says that the NCAA believes former Miami assistant coaches Clint Hurtt, Aubrey Hill and Jorge Fernandez provided false or misleading information during the probe into the universities’ athletic programs.”

    Will admit there is some vagueness in the line.

  39. card4life
    12:44 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    anything to take the spotlight off your terrible basketball team.

  40. RICK
    12:45 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Bridgewater is in the middle of this but nothing will happen to him. No one will check into it and keep grinding away. Now if Forde didnt like u of l this kid would be in troubgle.

  41. RUPPS_rhetoric
    12:49 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    ESPN, along with the Miami Herald, is reporting that Clint Hurtt “provided false or misleading information during the probe into the universities’ athletic programs…” While UL probably won’t see any direct penalties or issues from this; it almost certainly means that Hurtt will get a show-clause placed on him. At that point, as other’s have noted, UL will have to pretty much let him go. Same thing that happened to Bruce Pearl; you lie to the NCAA, you get the show-clause. His only chance of skating is if the NCAA pulls all of these NOA’s in lieu of the issues surrounding this investigation. And it doesn’t seem likely that they will, considering they dropped all this AFTER they canned the employee mainly responsible for the shoddy investigation. Which seems a bit ballsy by the NCAA. They knowingly admit things were done inappropriately in regards to this investigation. Can’s the responsible party, then the next day drops these Notices of Allegation. Actually makes me laugh.

  42. sammydog
    12:51 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Could effect UL if Hurtt brought any players with him from Miami to UL who were improperly recruited while at Miami. It most definitely will take some luster from UL football program from a perception standpoint. Strong and UL knew about Hurtt before he was hired but needed him to bring all those Miami players with him and were willing to suffer the consequences. You know the saying “Birds of a feather flock together”. If Charlie is the kind of standup guy we are led to believe why did he hire this man who consorts with criminals?

  43. Roland
    12:51 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    The UK basketball team is NOT terrible, just an example of under performing players.

    UK BB will always be in the spotlight.

  44. BleedRed
    12:56 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    20. Rutherford tweeted this out before Matt even talked about it on the show this morning.

    Yall UK fans sure are hoping we lose Bridgewater, haha. Again, they notify U of L of the allegations against Hurtt, not against U of L. Hurtt may be gone, but we are still set for the next 2 years with our current players/incoming class.

    And yes I am a card fan on a UK site but I happen to like the site. I like listening to the show, I live outside of louisville which means I pretty much only get to interact with UK fans so I stay up on the UK news, and lastly it provides lots of comic relief.

  45. Jackson Purchase
    12:56 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    @37 did you really just say “per shapiro’s story” Teddy accepted nothing? Isn’t Shapiro at the center of this investigation? And you honestly believe what Shapiro is saying?

  46. BleedRed
    1:05 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    #45 – you do realize that Shapiro is the one who is giving the information about what he did, right? There was no investigation until he came forward and told what he did, so yea he would be the one to look to as to who took what.

  47. UKBlue1!
    1:06 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    I can see Jurich now. I see nothing, I hear nothing and he will say nothing….The NCAA should investigate his recruits since he has been at UL.

  48. Roland
    1:07 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Clint Hurtt song dedication:
    If this comment section could have music playing in the background it would sound like this:
    Open in new tab and listen while you read this comment section.

  49. Sammydog
    1:14 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    If Rutherford tweeted it out early I find it very strange there is nothing about it on Cardchronicle. What a wuss! If this was happening at UK it would be immediately be on every UK site and we would all be talking about it.There would be a tag about it running across the bottom of our tv screens. Perhaps now that CJ has put it up it will appear on his site but they are strangely silent. Keeping that dirty laundry in the hamper.

  50. J in Orlando
    1:17 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    UL Fan progression of excuses:

    Before Allegations-“There will be no allegations”

    After Allegations-“Nothing will come of this”

    Once Hurtt is given a show cause for his role is giving improper benefits to recruits such as Teddy B.- (stay tuned, it should be funny)

  51. Al's IndiCats
    1:20 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Eh, who really cares. Jurrish and his band of ilk will skirt this and before you know it Hurtt will look like a hero and they’ll waterboard Shapiro and send his ass to Gitmo as a terrorist. Screw UVel, Cj, and Troll #46….

  52. UKBlue
    1:23 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    23 Auto correct for whatever reason is change it

  53. CA
    1:25 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Does anyone know if Bridgewater and others that Hurtt brought to UL were improperly recruited by Hurtt at Miami?

  54. BPM
    1:26 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    For clarification sake, according to CBS, Hurt has been “charged” with lying to the NCAA, among other things. This will pretty much end his career in college football, much like Bruce Pearl in basketball. Apparently Hurt said one thing, the other 2 assistants charged said something else, and the recruited players said even something else with respect to benefits Hurt personally paid to recruits (with Shapiro money I believe). I don’t think anything will happen to UL for this but, as far as I am concerned, every win they have with a Hurt recruit is tainted. Hopefully, this shuts up the idiot UL fans that keep running their mouths about Calipari and World Wide Wes with absolutely no basis in fact. What am I thinking, nothing can shut those idiots up.

  55. CA
    1:31 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    54. Was he ‘charged’ with improperly recruiting Bridgewater and others to Miami. If so, how would that factor in

  56. GET REAL
    1:31 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Nothing is going to happen to Clint Hurt, the NCAA royally screwed up this investigation. The NCAA will slap Miami and everyone on the hand rather than face the scandal of their actions.


  57. Roland
    1:33 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    53, that info may never come, however; the NCAA believes Hurtt lied. (I don’t believe ANYTHING the NCAA says, but they don’t care what I think).

    They STILL are a Governing body of most of college sports.

    Hurtt is HURT, like, “in need of some kind of oinment” hurt.

  58. Al's IndiCats
    1:35 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    #54, do you really think this would shut them up? The saying “out of the mouth of babes” should be changed to say out of the mouths or babes and idiots.
    In all honesty, if Bridgewater was slated to go to the “U” and didn’t because Hurtt came to UL I don’t see how in the world they could say he wasn’t swayed from the U to go to Uvel. As well as all the other recruits who were going to go to Miami. Look at it this way Before Teddy, Uvel couldn’t beat a team of 78 year old Big (L)east alumni before hand. The minute Hurtt and Terriffic Teddy comes and they’re a world beaters.

  59. Roland
    1:45 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Get Real, Is your keyboard suffering from “Sticky” stuff?

    About 20 Z’s would have been enough.

  60. Turkeyblue
    1:49 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Boats and Ho’s – Teddy Bridgewater leaving southern Florida for a college without a campus, a basketball school, colder weather, plays in the Big East, and could have went to LSU? Really?

  61. Louisville
    1:52 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Lol don’t worry about this card fans. Kensucky is mad because they are crap! They need this distraction when they should be worried about vandy. NIT bound and a 2 win football season! Go cards! Thanks for playing it must be hard on the outside looking in.

  62. CA
    1:53 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    61. Louisville – I think I would hold my tongue and see what happens with Hurtt. If he receives a ‘show cause’ UL may have to let him go and your Florida pipeline to recruiting may come to a grinding halt. He was your main recruiter.

  63. ThatGuy
    1:58 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    58. Umm I’m pretty sure we won another BCS game before Strong came. We had a few down years with Kragthorpe, but that happens, don’t you remember BCG?

    60. It’s turned out pretty good for him wouldn’t you say? Started as a freshman, BCS winner as a sophmore, and talk of heisman possibility junior year.

    62. How do you UK fans know so much about who does our recruiting?

  64. ThatGuy
    2:01 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    55. He was charged with accepting a loan for shapiro for himself and then attending dinners with recruits that were paid for by shapiro, in which Bridgewater was not one of them.

  65. ThatGuy
    2:01 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    for = from

  66. Roland
    2:04 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    61 doesn’t read the comment section, just posts anything off the top his/her head.
    If UL fans have anything to Actually make their thoughts viable, willing to listen.
    But like most UL fans, 61, using the old “let’s deflect” post info.

  67. CA
    2:04 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    63 – That Guy – Unless UL has the wrong information on their website – he is listed as the only recruiter on that site.

  68. Dear UL and IU fans, We are national champions; you are not. The end.
    2:06 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    No matter what, UL is now the poster child for a cheating program. They are the new “The U” and will crumble just like the first one. Gotta run to make some popcorn and let this unfold.

  69. ThatGuy
    2:11 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    67. Point = you.

    68. Poster child for a cheating program? Maybe you should look at your own NCAA major violation history relating to your basketball program, and even further why not compare it to UL’s? I know you wouldn’t do that, but it would make you look less ignorant.

  70. Roland
    2:15 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    68, while your up, Bring butter, salt and soda.

  71. You all are ignorant
    2:34 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    U of L will not get in trouble for this at all. If worse comes to worse, U of L will have to part ways with Hurtt

  72. CA
    2:40 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    71. You are probably right, however, they will loose their lead recruiter and that will ‘hurt’ their recruting especially in Florida.

  73. Roland
    2:52 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    prediction: Hurtt hit by NCAA, Hurtt’s UL of recruits from his Miami days ruled ineligible, UL “Vacates some wins”, Strong moves on within the rules of his recent contract extension or a compromise from UL.

  74. ThatGuy
    3:04 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    73. Unless the players that are at UL were recruited illegally then they won’t be punished.

  75. Red Headed Stepchild
    3:07 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    @61, let’s see “ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN” did you mean inside our UK Blog site? WE ARE ON THE INSIDE dumbass.

  76. MacGruber
    3:09 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    L1C4rk in him, he’s done!

  77. Mlerpy
    3:09 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Look, I know you guys need somewhere to direct your frustration with the abysmally poor performances of your two major sports programs this season; but it’s a pathetic display to go about the internets openly hoping this will negatively affect Louisville. If anything, you should hope Louisville retains Clint Hurtt; otherwise Charlie Strong might head down to Lexington and hire whoever he feels like taking from Stoops’ staff to replace him. Might even hire Stoops himself if he feels the team’s linen-washer isn’t doing a good enough job.

  78. Steve
    3:14 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    So Clint racks up the NCAA record for recruiting violations at Miami but as soon as he comes to UL he discovers how to recruit without committing violations. Ya that’s the ticket!

  79. ThatGuy
    3:16 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    77. I’m as big a UL fan as any but if you think that Strong is pulling Stoops guys away you are crazy. He has his guys motivated it sounds like and I am sure they have bought into the “imagine who will come for you guys if we can turn UK into a contender in the SEC” then you are as crazy as some of the UK fans on here. Seems so far Stoops is doing a good job at UK and hope he does well there, much rather have a competitive game than pull our starter in the 3rd quarter because it is getting boring.

  80. Roland
    3:18 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    77, CALL a HELP line!
    Maybe someone can talk you down.

  81. ThatGuy
    3:20 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    78. You do realize that the major part of his violation is that HE took a loan from Shapiro for HIMSELF, right? He wasn’t paying players himself.

  82. UK Freshmen
    3:24 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Isn’t this a great diversion for our horrible basketball team and even worse coach?!!?

  83. Musehobo
    3:32 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    82) I hate it when people use “troll” for someone who disagrees with them. But I think we all can agree that “UKFreshmen” is a troll now. I will point this out to you again, fool….it’s “freshman” not “freshmen”…”Freshmen” is the plural. But you’ve never actually been to college, right?

  84. Roland
    3:49 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    82, There Many definitions of the word, “Troll”
    Here is one:
    troll =
    One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.
    Sound Familiar?

  85. NewHere?
    3:58 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    83 UK Freshmen is a verified troll, this is not breaking news. also I think he uses “Freshmen” bc he’s trying to make fun of our 1 and dones…hence Freshmen, not just one. But anyway, he’s a moron who constantly refreshes this site to make stupid comments that reek of jealousy

  86. jay
    4:13 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    #17…. We arent the one’s posting and reading on a message board of our rival school….

  87. BBN hope
    4:44 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Its all from 2008-2009 STOOPID’s

  88. Johnny come ULatelies
    4:47 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    UL is the middle child. Always looking for pity because people are paying attention to someone else. WKU is the baby of the family. The middle child is finally getting somewhere and no one cares because they can’t do anything but back into the spotlight just after the show is already over. They blew their BCS title game opps in a weaker than weak conference and with a pathetic SOS. So no one cared much when they won 5th or 7th place against the 3rd place SEC team or any other also ran. Pitino’s been there how long and Cal still beat him to a title. It’s hard being the middle child. 4realz. Relegated to conference toads for cryin out loud! … LOOK AT ME!!! We shouldn’t judge em too harshly

  89. Can you read???
    4:49 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Have you guys read the allegations? 40 text messages out of time period, and borrowed $2600 from this Shapiro guy that he paid back. REALLY WHAT A CHEATER? lol it’s not like he settled a law suit with Memphis for $250,000.

  90. Logic
    6:01 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    The amount of cognitive dissonance Teddy Bridgewater seems to give you people is rather funny.

  91. WestWorld
    6:23 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Is this Claude Bassett’s brother from a different mother?

  92. NCAA rules suck
    7:55 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    Hope Bridgewater comes out of this OK, and Hurtt gets the book threw at him! The NCAA uses these kids like rented mules. I hate UL as much as anyone but I hate to see a 20 kid with a chance at a pro career get screwed while the so called adults come out smelling like a rose!
    Let’s be honest most of these kids come from poor homes. So when somebody offers them thousands of dollars your damn skippy they are going to take it! How can anybody justify punishing these kid for cashing in on there ability when you see all the money the schools make from tee shirts and tv deals. What do the kids get, to use a nice locker room and get to stay in a nice dorm.

  93. Hello
    8:23 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    73) So basically you are saying that Strong will leave before the sanctions hit. Wow, that sounds familiar.

  94. Aware Cat
    9:45 pm February 20, 2013 Permalink

    We shouldn’t be so quick to judge. Everyone said Cal was a ticking time bomb too. Now we have another banner in Rupp….

  95. Heater
    9:50 am February 21, 2013 Permalink

    My impersonation of a Tardinal fan:

    We finally beat a good team that barely even showed up in a bowl game. Ignore the fact that our Bball team can’t handle a high ranking and must lose 3 in a row to feel better about itself, and instead focus on the fact that UK is struggling to make the NCAA tournament. Also, please ignore the fact that most of us tardinal fans weren’t even alive the last time loserville won the big dance. Also please ignore the fact that UK leads us in wins in both football and definitely basketball. Also please ignore the fact that UK has 9, yes 9 NCAA championship banners. Also please ignore the fact that they beat us in the tournament on the way to becoming the 2012 champions. Please instead focus on the fact that they are having a bad year like all good teams do. Also, don’t pay attention to UK having yet another top recruiting class coming in for next year’s Bball season. Please also disregard the fact that they have a first year football coach who absolutely smoked our asses on the recruiting trail, even though we hired cheaters who are currently being investigated by the NCAA. We suck so bad we can’t even beat you when we cheat. So please ignore all that and focus on the one year Kentucky has a down season in basketball, yet even with their best player injured still wins the Vandy game that we predicted they would lose. Now I must go trim my linebeard so I will look good later tonight slinging dope down on the corner.