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Daniel Orton Getting Some Run

With injuries to both Glen “Big Baby” Davis and Dwight Howard, Daniel Orton snagged a career high 29 minutes in a Magic win over the Cavaliers last night. Orton scored eleven points to go with four rebounds, five steals and three blocks. After he returned to the locker room, all his teammates cheered his efforts and even gave him an ice water shower to celebrate his great game. Look for Daniel to finish out the season securing some solid minutes for Orlando. If he really impresses, then he may be able to parlay that into bigger and better opportunities next season.


Article written by Matthew Hays

19 Comments for Daniel Orton Getting Some Run

  1. Conway Twitty
    5:20 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Why do we even waste space on Daniel Orton? He may have been a Cat for one year but he certainly didn’t represent us well by basically leaving school directly after the season was over.

  2. Ridge Runner
    5:21 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Not a big fan or fan period of Orton. But I’ll stretch it to say he did wear blue/white —so, yippee.

  3. BBN
    5:25 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Will you please quit putting stuff up about Orton. He needs to be blacklisted from UK basketball.

  4. Pikeville25
    5:31 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt or drew. Tom crean offered Eric gordons lil brother a schollie..he’s in 8th grade! Find out where all the hypocrites are that bashed bcg when he did this!!!

  5. J-Huh
    5:33 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Regardless of how he left the program, I’m happy for him.

  6. phk
    5:34 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Lay off Orton, he is/was a kid. I’m sure he regrets his decision just as much as we despise it. He lost his mother and that had to be rough on him, give the guy a break.

  7. Missing Ts
    5:35 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Just out of curiosity, has anyone gotten any championship gear ordered from “the KSR shop” yet?

  8. barn
    5:36 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    screw orton

  9. Ridge Runner
    5:38 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    7…At FanOutfitters, I have had the grey champ tee shirts ordered for a LONG time & nothing. Called yesterday & dude said “Nike sent wrong batch and they had been swamped”. The kid even sounded winded when he was talking to me and verifying the order….-seriously.

    5:39 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink


  11. Ridge Runner
    5:42 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Since this is an Orton post and not a lot for anyone to say…

    I did get an email response from CBS Sports and they expect to be selling the ’12 Championship Game – DVD in the next 2 weeks. If anyone is interested.

  12. manbearpig
    5:43 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    #10 vacated deez…deez what? deeezzzz nuts

    5:47 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    By Marlen Garcia and Steve Wieberg, USA TODAY
    The résumé for Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari forever will be marked with asterisks.

    The 1996 Final Four appearance Calipari made while coaching Massachusetts was vacated when it was found that star Marcus Camby took money from an agent. Calipari had moved on to the NBA by the time the NCAA ruled.

    Now, the NCAA will wipe out his 38-2 season with Memphis in 2007-08, when the Tigers bulldozed their way to the NCAA championship game behind star freshman Derrick Rose before losing to Kansas in overtime. That makes Calipari the only coach to have Final Four appearances vacated at two schools.

    NCAA RULING: Memphis forced to vacate Final Four run
    LOPRESTI: Calipari’s vacated past raises eyebrows
    FULL REPORT: Read the text of NCAA’s report

    The NCAA announced Thursday that a player was ineligible for that season because his SAT score later was invalidated by the Educational Testing Service. Though not named, Rose is the only player who fits the report.

    Memphis plans to appeal the findings. The basketball program was also put on three years’ probation along with the women’s golf team for extra-benefit violations.

    Pending its appeal, Memphis must return money from the 2008 NCAA tournament run. Sheryl Lipman, university counsel, said at a news conference that Memphis will have to return $85,000 it already received through a dispersal formula but would also forfeit as much as $530,000 in money that hasn’t been dispersed yet. In addition, should the appeal be denied, athletics director R.C. Johnson said Calipari would have to return bonus money, which according to the coach’s contract was at least $300,000.

    The school previously had to vacate its 1985 Final Four appearance.

    Although Calipari has not been singled out in this case, the head coach typically is viewed as accountable for all that happens in his program – good and bad. But once again, Calipari has moved on, this time to Kentucky as the nation’s highest-paid college basketball coach. He has a contract worth $31.65 million over eight years.

    Kentucky administrators have voiced support for Calipari, and so has Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.

    Former Kentucky athletics director C.M. Newton, a member of the school’s 1951 national championship team who now chairs the NCAA’s NIT committee, said he is a Calipari fan.

    “I think Calipari is one of these guys who’s not unlike many, many others,” said Newton, whose son Martin is Calipari’s director of basketball operations. “He’s very bright, and operates in the area of ‘I’m going to go to the edge of the rule but I’m not stepping over it.’ … Guys who are successful in intercollegiate athletics are in that grey area sometimes. … You’d like to think everybody operates within the spirit and intent of the rules, and you can shoot for that. But in the real world we’re now, where the dollars are driving it, you’re in a big business. That’s where we’ve evolved to.”

    As far as a stigma on the coach, “that’s for others to decide,” said Paul Dee, chair of the infractions committee and former Miami (Fla.) athletics director. “Whenever you have a situation where you have a record that’s vacated, that’s a pretty strong indication that there was a problem. But because no allegations were brought concerning the coach … we did not consider any allegation against the coach and therefore made no finding (and) no penalty.”

    At Ohio State, former athletics director Andy Geiger went through a scandal with coach Jim O’Brien, who violated NCAA rules by giving a prospect a loan. Ohio State was forced to vacate its 1999 Final Four appearance.

    “I think it’s very hurtful for the people who participated,” Geiger said. “Their records and achievements are lost forever. It’s a permanent stain. … From the point of view of fans, the public, it’s not terribly significant because they had the experience. And the experience is not erased.”

  14. UpperSectionStudent
    6:03 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    13, wtf is your point? Also, why are you here? Who thinks to themselves, “I’m gonna go make a bunch of people insult me.”?

  15. Beavis
    6:04 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    # 13,,,,what is your point ? If you think this years championship will be vacated,,,your nuts. Coach Cal is under the microscope of the boys in Indy and he could not get by with jaywalking. Besides,,,this is Kentucky,,,not U Mass or Memphis. We won,,,you lost,,,get over it. LOL

  16. Metalarmdad
    7:44 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    #13..Vacater…..What is your point? You very nicely left out the points about what Coach Cal did at UMass when he found out that Camby had taken money, like reporting him to the NCAA and in the NCAA report it says that the coach “WAS NOT” involved with the player when he took the money from the person/agent. That cleared him from being involved. Now for Memphis, Memphis was told “THREE TIMES” that they could play Rose in his last season at Memphis, now what coach/university wouldn’t have played Rose after having a written statement from the NCAA stating that they could play a player, Three Times ??? I almost forgot, Camby paid back UMass the money they had to refund to the NCAA for the violation he committed. Now you need to check the NCAA records for coaches who have violations recorded against them and you will find that Calipari “HAS NO VIOLATION” recorded against him. This is what makes people mad. When all the checking has been done and redone, NO where can it be found that John Calipari was involved in any of the violations. Yes these violations happened when he was coaching at those programs and when you look at the some of the top coaches in college basketball you will find they also have violations recorded against them, Pitino, Williams, to name a couple. Your problem is like many others you can’t stand the idea of him coaching at KENTUCKY because you don’t like KY either so the two together only adds to your hate. Well you had better “JUST GET OVER IT” because I don’t se it ending anytime soon. GO BIG BLUE

  17. Uk true blue
    9:44 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I refuse to be a Magic fan until Liggins gets more minutes. Van Gundys is obviously a dumb ass. Congrats to Orton!

  18. mdd34
    10:32 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Orton’s attitude, like walking away from Cal during a game to the locker room, and then quitting school after basketball season made him hard for to like.

    As a fan, I feel more like he’s an acquaintance to the family, but not part of the family. I dont think he liked it here either to be honest. I think he hated being second to Cousins and blamed Cal for that.

  19. mdd34
    10:33 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    And @ 13 – Give it an effing break.