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It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over

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Brace yourselves for a fight, my friends.  According to the greatness that is Oscar Combs, Joe B. Hall is not ready to go quietly into the night and step away from coaching against John Calipari August 15 at Rupp Arena.  Combs Tweeted today that “Just a note to say this NCAA snub of 82-year-old Joe B Hall is NOT going to die quietly in the night. Trust me!” before adding that Hall’s lawyer, W. Terry McBrayer, has contacted the NCAA about not letting him participate.  And according to Combs, “the pit bull is loose”. 

#FreeJoeB

Article written by Thomas Beisner

41 Comments for It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over



  1. chris
    11:56 am July 29, 2011 Permalink

    GO JOE B!!!!!!!!!!!



  2. OldManYellsatCloud
    11:56 am July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Good.



  3. JEREMY
    11:57 am July 29, 2011 Permalink

    I think dean smith coached in this UNC exihibition game?
    http://tarheelblue.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/090409abz.html



  4. JEREMY
    11:59 am July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Plus the NCAA let the former UNC pros wear official UNC uniforms! Check the link above.



  5. bballdoc
    12:01 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    What reason has the NCAA given for keeping Coach Hall from participating? He’s retired from his employment with UK.



  6. JEREMY
    12:01 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    They wont even let us say Kentucky or UK about anything associated with the game! Complete joke!



  7. Tebkats
    12:01 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Hope he sues for a million bucks.



  8. J. Thomas
    12:04 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Why not just list Joe B. as a player!



  9. WalkersGoggles
    12:04 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    It’s like when radio personalities have to say “the big game” instead of saying “the super bowl” , pretty silly.

    I knew this story was fluid and that this wasn’t the final ruling on the coaching situation, tv, etc..



  10. GoUKLegends!Whoops!
    12:06 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    I hear we will be required to strip of any UK attire at the door and replace it with NCAA attire



  11. bballdoc
    12:06 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Everyone should read that article linked by 3, above. This is a travesty.



  12. Buckets
    12:10 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Get’em, Grampy JOE B!! KICK THEM IN THE JIMMY!!!



  13. Aebly
    12:10 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Can’t Joe B just be included on the roster of players and just not go into the game but still “coach?”



  14. 430 West Vine
    12:12 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    I say coach anyway, what could the NCAA do? Since its not a UK event how could they punish the school?



  15. PPat2theRafters
    12:13 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    I say we go with a mystery coach…just put Joe B in one of those wrestling masks that lace up in the back…never announce his identity…and give him a rock solid alibi for being somewhere else…what could go wrong?



  16. JRA
    12:14 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    the NCAA CAN KISS MY ANAL ORIFICE! Doubt I’ll ever meet an NCAA official but if I do plan to spit in his face! Sick of the illegitimate, arrogance of the organization!



  17. Huck13
    12:20 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    where are the details…whats up



  18. NOTCraig
    12:20 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    That the NCAA finds this game a cause to pursue simply points to their stupidity. You think there couldn’t be any worse insanity than what’s happening in Washington? Well, we can always count on the a lack of a single rational thought inside the hallowed halls of the NCAA in Indianapolis.



  19. bluesince66
    12:21 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    After looking at 3’s link I think Joe has a case. Talk about double standards.



  20. Mborotncatfan
    12:22 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Heres to hoping one of the nicest men in the whole Big Blue Nation turns into one bad sumbitch at least for this. Get em Joe B.



  21. Don
    12:26 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    It should lead to an open investigation of the NCAA. It’s not a conspiracy theory that they are in our collective ass the past several months. This, when they try to say that they don’t have the “time and resources” to look into all matters etc.

    What a joke.



  22. floydfan
    12:27 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Ask Digger Phelps what it’s like to go up against Joe B. Kicked his butt on the court and then out-quipped him at the airport, “Notre Dame had fun!” Joe B. is one of the nicest guys on the planet but he is not to be taken lightly.



  23. kyrobman
    12:27 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Jor B for President, I hope he smacks the NCAA down a few notches.



  24. kyrobman
    12:27 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    ^Joe



  25. tdr76
    12:31 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Go get’em Terry B.



  26. tdr76
    12:33 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Don’t send Terry after the ncca, send his mother Ethel, she is the real politican. What a great lady!



  27. UKGirl79
    12:36 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    LOVE IT!!! I hope he gets to coach. I still don’t see what the stupid NCAA has to do with any of this. Rupp Arena isn’t on the campus and there are no current players involved. All it is is NBA guys (who happened to play at UK) playing against the Dominican team. Anywhere else no one would say a word about any of it but in Kentucky they have to try to look for something to stick their nose in and ruin.



  28. Don
    12:36 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    [email protected]’ – tee hee



  29. Bundy
    12:39 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Hell Yea! Gett’em Coach Hall!



  30. Checks Pool Room
    12:46 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Go Go Joe !



  31. mark emmert
    12:47 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    [email protected] email mark emmert right now



  32. Manbearpig
    12:48 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    #15 Haha awesome. Luchadore B. Hall!!



  33. jdl
    1:00 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    If UCLA had tried this identical scenario with John Wooden it would have been heralded as one of the greatest feel-good stories in recent memory. Whoever’s keeping the list of NCAA blatantly biased calls against the Cats, add this stupid decision to it.



  34. BernieSadori
    1:08 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Player-coach!!!!!!



  35. stevie
    1:26 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    The NCAA pushes UK around because UK makes it easy for them to do so. Whenever the NCAA speaks UK cowers in fear. This is easily the most timid program in the nation.
    Any sane program would demand that the NCAA specify which particular rule(s) they are violating, and they must show that it is in the rule book.
    UK is quickly becoming a joke–a laughingstock. I, as a lifelong fan, have lost considerable respect for them.
    The name Kentucky (or UK) is now synonymous with cowardice.



  36. bigblueGH
    1:33 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    According the article, Smith didn’t coach the game. He sat at the scorer’s table. George Karl and John Kuester coached the game. So I don’t know if he has a case, but there’s definitely a precedent for allowing UK to be somewhat associated with the event.

    Although, I don’t see how the NCAA has any right to anything the city of Lexington does with its arena, or where players who are not associated with the NCAA scrimmage. The only people they may be able to deny are current members, right? So maybe Cal, Vargas, and anyone else on the DR team that’s still in college.

    And as far as the UK brand, are they going to start going after UK fans who are wearing UK jerseys and telling what they can or cannot do? They *might* be able to prevent the players from wearing official gear, but I’m sure we can get some knockoffs that look just like them at Hands-On Originals or someplace similar.



  37. Cawood's 'lil buddy
    1:42 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    I say we hold the game in Indianapolis and sell out one of the domes with UK (Uh, I mean “Big Blue”) fans! We also hold a pep rally right outside the NCAA headquarters! Now that would be an event!



  38. Flyrock
    1:54 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Who’s car we takin’?



  39. Powerlifter165
    2:43 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Send the link @ #3 to Emmert’s and say you’re [email protected]#$%@.



  40. Buzzard
    4:11 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    I agree with #13, but think he should actually start. And everyone should get out of the way..let him score. Then call timeout and take him out of the gaame



  41. Brewer
    5:25 pm July 29, 2011 Permalink

    @35

    You can thank Mitch and the rest of the UK admin for that. I am continuosly blown away by how politically correct the higher-ups at UK are. The overall lack of balls is sickening