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Jeff Goodman: Kanter lost initial appeal before “new information” submitted

In tonight’s episode of KSTV, Matt will talk with Fox Sports college basketball writer Jeff Goodman.  In the interview, Goodman says that the NCAA Appeals Board upheld the original ruling of permanent ineligibility before Kentucky filed “new information” after the Cam Newton ruling.  Many had speculated that the filing of the new information was a proactive move for a potential loss in the case, but Goodman says that they had already been notified of the decision.  He does add, however, there is potential of a third appeal if this one fails.

Check out the three minute clip below.  The full interview will air this evening on CN2 at 7:30 and 11:00 pm.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

70 Comments for Jeff Goodman: Kanter lost initial appeal before “new information” submitted

  1. Silence DoGood
    2:05 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    I wonder, who is on the Supreme Court at the NCAA — this thing needs to go to the top – at least that way Kanter get’s to practice the rest of the year. I say – draw it out for as long as possible. Make those NCAA decision makers – work for it!

  2. Johnny Boy
    2:05 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    not the best still shot of your boy Goodman.

  3. Bluecalizone
    2:05 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    This is less than surprising news, matter of fact, it only makes sense. If our only hope is a Cam Newton reference, we’re Enes is Screwed,,lol, I said Enes is Screwed…

  4. DTI
    2:06 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    I think he’s on location in the basement of the Carrier Dome.

  5. Blue Virus
    2:06 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Goodman is a dumbass. They DID NOT LOSE THE APPEAL! They upheld the original decision of permanently ineligble. UK submitted new information that could be viewed on the appeal. TODAY IS THE APPEAL.

  6. Ghost of Keith Whitley
    2:07 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    The NCAA does not say it best when they say nothing at all.

  7. dhighdrated
    2:07 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    a 3rd appeal? i’m over it. this is worse than the OJ trial

  8. NKY_UK_fan
    2:08 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Crap. The writing is on the wall. No way they free Enes.

  9. Riley Foster
    2:10 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    bobby perry still is horrible at basketball and never deserved to wear uk blue

  10. Guest
    2:10 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Stop yelling

  11. Silence DoGood
    2:11 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    International Court of Justice

    Calendar of Hearings and Events

    * 06/01/2011 – Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic of Guinea v. Democratic Republic of the Congo) – The case is currently under deliberation. The Court’s Decision will be rendered at a public sitting, the date of which will be announced in due course

    * 11.01.11 – 13.01.11 – Proceedings instituted by the Republic of Costa Rica against the Republic of Nicaragua – Public hearings – Request for the indication of provisional measures

    * 10.01.11 – 15.01.11 – Decision granted to Enes Kanter to play college basketball at the University of Kentucky. Appeal by the NCAA – declined.

    Media accreditation
    Group admission
    Individual admission

  12. catinhat
    2:12 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    5 – That is a pretty important distinction. Do we have evidence one way or another?

    If we lost an appeal already as Goodman says, then there’s no hope.

  13. john
    2:12 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    It was never said but it was painfully obvious.

    I mean if the appeal went UK’s way why on earth would they have to submit new information in the first place?

    They either thought they were going to lose or was told they had already lost and thats why they went back with the new information.

  14. hairstylist to the stars
    2:14 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    WTF is up with Matt’s hair? Am I the only one to notice this?

  15. tdogg4033011
    2:14 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    13) It was said

  16. Enes
    2:15 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink


  17. catinhat
    2:18 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    I do feel bad for Enes in all this. He seems like a good kid who could be enjoying being a solid student athlete.

    I believe he really did have plans of playing college ball all along, really did try to keep his eligibility, and is being screwed by circumstance.

    Circumstance = Retards at NCAA

  18. Eky-ukfan
    2:18 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Still can’t help but think if he was in Durham he would already be on the court.

  19. steviesdroppedtdcostmeagrand
    2:19 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    oh enes. what could have been.

  20. Old Man Tucker
    2:20 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Its over, no way they’ll let him play.
    let’s just move on and hope Jorts continues his stellar play.

  21. uk
    2:20 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Goodman is used to being “hammered” by Jones

  22. Most Intersting Poster Alive
    2:20 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Come on now, it does appear that Goodman stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night. He might be better than we think.

  23. ThankfulCat
    2:21 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    louisville has a small weiner

  24. Just saying
    2:21 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    this site gets 99% of its information from the comments section. Its amazing that someone will post info, or a link to a site in the comments section, to just see the next blog reflect that info

  25. Art Vandalay
    2:23 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Surely there’s gonna be some fire n’ brimstone pieces against the NCAA and their inconsistencies if/when he’s finally denied eligibility.

    Cam Newton, OSU players, Dee Bost, Renardo Sydney, Corey Maggette, and Josh Selby all violated NCAA rules and were allowed to play.

    I at least would feel a tiny bit better if enough people called them on their inconsistencies and favoritism so that the NCAA felt compelled to release another pathetic reply for the sports world to all mock.

  26. Funny Stuff
    2:24 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    UK Football Sucks!!!

  27. Assassin Number 2
    2:25 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    So i’m just now tuning in, why are those kids in the photo below afraid to rep the blue and white by wearing jackets?

  28. ricky
    2:25 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Damn Goodman is cute! And by “is cute” I mean “has a touch of Downs.”

  29. Weezer
    2:32 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    In order to present new information, UK had to start over. The new information could not be presented to the appeals commitee unless they started at step 1. The original decision of permantently ineligible has always stood firm. But again, to be able to present new info to the appeals commitee, they had to start from square one.

    Someone posted this earlier.

  30. Blue Virus
    2:33 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    28- you either have downs or you dont. He is just fugly

  31. CvilleCat23
    2:33 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Did Goodman just roll out of bed? He looks hammered.

  32. FunnyStuffSucks!!
    2:33 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Hey Funny Stuff, YOU SUCK!!!

  33. Bringith
    2:33 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    9=idiot. Where does that fit in at all in this post?

  34. Don
    2:35 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Matt, use some of the $$$ we helped you generate and hire a stylist or something. Your physique is horrible, your wardrobe is outdated, and your overall outward appearance screams virginity. Jesus!

  35. sunnycat
    2:35 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    If this was anywhere other than UK Kanter would be on the court.

  36. Lt Dan
    2:36 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Was this interview conducted on chat-roulette?

  37. stevem
    2:37 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    The Newton/Kanter/Ohio State debacle has given us a behind-the-curtain look at the NCAA and their autocratic, fascist organization. Beholden to no-one except the big money TV guys and their old boy network,they dispense “justice” in such a flagrantly capricious way as to make bananna republic dictators blush. No objectivity, no standards, no due process. Does anyone doubt for a moment that if Kanter was playing for Washington or Duke that he’d been playing from day one???

  38. steviesdroppedtdcostmeagrand
    2:37 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    #35 agreed

  39. Johnny 2 Socks
    2:39 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    This is becoming more complicated that Bush v. Gore. (This statement is by no means a political message just in case some moron loses his mind here)

  40. steviesdroppedtdcostmeagrand
    2:41 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    The NCAA eligibility appeal hearing for Kentucky freshman center Enes Kanter–technically, his second before this committee–was scheduled to be at 2 p.m. ET Thursday by conference call, a source told Sporting News.

  41. Mal
    2:43 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Its not because he plays for KY that he has not been ruled eligible yet, its that he doesnt play football. Face it, the money from College football has gotten too big for the NCAA and they have no choice but to play their big stars. In basketball the NCAA will look to save face and be more harsh. KY never had a chance after all the bad decisions to let Cam and the Ohio state players keep on going.

  42. Goodmans shower
    2:45 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    I haven’t seen Jeff in weeks

  43. SexnNursinHomes
    2:48 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    42- hahahaha

  44. Richard Simmons
    2:56 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    I’m still trying to figure out whats going on with Jeff’s claim of being hammered by Matt.

  45. Han
    2:56 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    3rd appeal will likely involve the OSU ruling, I bet.

  46. symphonist
    2:57 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Everybody may as well face reality, the likelihood is VERY slim that Kanter will ever play for UK. Very well said, # 35 & #37. The NCAA has been autocratic for years and years, and the only way there will be equal treatment for everybody is when enough of the big-time athletics schools pull their heads out of their collective rectums to create a new governing body COMPLETELY APART from the NCAA. If basketball schools the likes of UK, UNC, Dook, UConn, etc. teamed up with football schools the likes of Ohio State, Texas, ‘Bama, and Florida (sorry, Irish) and recruited other major & mid-major schools from all geographical regions of the country there could be a NEW governing body for college athletics. Hopefully one that is consistent, fair, and unbiased. Larry Conley predicted the demise of the NCAA within 5 years; I only hope that this whole Kanter/Newton/Buckeyes debacle will help speed that process along!!!

  47. CatSinceBirth
    2:59 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Matt, I wish you would kind of tone down your opinion until a decision is reached. In recent weeks you have also spoke negatively about his chances. I realize that’s fair, but when the NCAA hears one of Kentucky’s own who just happens to have his own radio and tv show doubting his eligibility or his chances of suing the NCAA, it only reaffirms their origional decision. Just an old mans opinion.

  48. JRA
    3:07 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    If Kanter cannot play college basketball, what are his options. Will he be able to continue to practice with UK until he can apply for the draft? I don’t think the NCAA will let him play for UK, this year or any year. I have tried to remember any decision by the NCAA that has ever been positive for UK. Is there a list of who the people are who sit on these committees? Where does one look for such list. The people on these committees need to live in glass houses, finding the skeletons in their closets would be worth spending some money. Getting mad has never done anything for me, getting even, legally of course, offers great satisfaction.

  49. tim
    3:23 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    46) AMEN to that!

  50. oldrugdoc
    3:42 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Best hope at this point appears to be ineligible for this year and can play next year, realizing this is a long shot, best case scenario if a Big Blue fan; I realisitically doubt Enes will ever see the court wearing KY Blue…..

  51. Clayton Bigsby
    3:49 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Who let Corky in on the discussion? Wouldn’t Kige be more qualified than Corky?

  52. Viren
    3:55 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    Brandon Nicholson (London, KY)

    What will become of the Enes Kanter situation at Kentucky…local reports point to a decision in the near future. Based on the Cam Newton ruling, albeit, in another sport, can they ethically deny him eligibility once again?
    Jay Bilas
    (2:09 PM)

    The decision is supposed to come today, according to a story I read by Jeff Goodman. I have no information on the decision, but my gut tells me that the NCAA will not reinstate him. I think he should be allowed to play immediately, and believe that his suspension was a mistake. Reasonable minds can differ, but that kid did not do anything to show intent to professionalize. In fact, he turned away from pro money. Riddle me this. How can Clemson QB Kyle Parker be an amateur when he plays professional baseball and is a millionaire, but Kanter, at worst, took school expenses and is a professional? The kid wants to go to school and play. We should not put up an artificial barrier in his way, or anyone else’s. Just one man’s opinion.
    Haswell (LA)

    Kentucky is young again but this team lacks the ego of last years freshman core, do you see Coach Cal putting them together for a deeper run?
    Jay Bilas
    (2:12 PM)

    I continue to be amazed by Kentucky and the job that John Calipari does with such young players and teams. Most coaches struggle with freshmen, but Cal seems to be able to get them to play like upperclassmen in a hurry. I thought that UK would struggle with Louisville (with Buckles playing), but the Cats crushed them. If Kanter played, UK would be a Final Four contender. Without him, they are an Elite Eight team that could make a Final Four with a break or two. Pretty impressive, really.

    It’s time to just bypass NCAA and take it to the court. Someone really needs to stand up to NCAA and say enough is enough. They have cornered themselves in a such a way I doubt any judge would side with them.

  53. Viren
    4:02 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    If Enes Kanter get’s his eligibility back Kentucky will win at least 2 to 3 NCAA Championships. This is the reason NCAA wont clear him, Cats would be that good. I have seen him play in the Nike Hoops Summitt in Portland, Oregon. He set a record previously held by Michael Jordan at that event by scoring 33 or 34 points playing against best front court players.

  54. NBA league pass
    4:18 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    we’re screwed. I’ve officially given this up.

  55. 430 West Vine
    4:20 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    48. The Randolph Morris fax to Tubby worked out in our favor. Hey, maybe Cal has a fax from Enes stating his intention to be a college athlete…..

  56. Refs
    4:25 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    well, the ncaa decision concerning Bledsoe was positive for UK, could have erased the whole season.

  57. P-Funk
    4:30 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    53. Its was Dirk’s record not MJ’s.

  58. Refs
    4:35 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    So this whole time Uk media has been letting the fanbase believe the ncaa was dragging their feet, when in fact there has been constant contact between the school and the ncaa.

  59. bung
    4:52 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    47) good point

  60. louisville
    5:25 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink


  61. @NotJerryTipton
    5:36 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    #53 – Tell me more. I have heard nothing of these feats.

  62. Viren
    6:14 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    57) thanks for correcting me I knew he broke a record. 61) Cats win Championships at a time i.e. 48, 49, 51 and 96, 97-runner up, 98 therefore next string of NCAA Championships are in the horizon it may not happen this year but next year’s Cats will be serious threat. Thing you need to know is Cats win NCAA Championship for about every 2 trips to the final four.

    Kentucky: 13 FF and 7 titles. app. ~2 FF: 1 NC
    North Carolina: 18 FF and 5 titles. ~4 FF: 1 NC
    Duke: 15 FF and 4 titles. ~4 FF: 1 NC
    Kansas: 14 FF and 3 titles. ~5 FF: 1 NC

    One lesson we should learn from this statistics is that when Cats do get to the final four they come home with a National Championship at least 50% of the time. So when we do see the likes of Dukes, UNC, and Kansas get to final four more often is because they have to they choke up and go home empty most of the time.

  63. ncaa
    6:18 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    hey 57, or you could go ahead and play him and those fantasy 2 or 3 championships could match uk reality 211 ncaa violations. just play him and fuhget about it. we love duke and so does matt and his degree from there

  64. matt jones
    6:24 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    hey my man 62, dont be too hard on duke, thats where i went to school. sorry but uk is not into the education thingamajig. how many uk law school graduates do you know? exactly. there is an attorney joke in their somewhere

  65. matt jones
    6:32 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    my secret lover is rick pitino and all things ul. what else would i have to talk about?

  66. duhville cat
    6:59 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    60) Drexel…… LMAO!!!!!

  67. curious
    8:18 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    So will Enes automatically be able to play next year if he returns or will UK have to go through another process for that to happen as well?

  68. BillyG'sFruityBreath
    11:05 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    I’ve heard of people having a “butt chin”, but corky looks like he has a enes chin

  69. gameoverulose
    11:46 pm January 6, 2011 Permalink

    OMG Matt! Look up the phrase “equal protection”. Enes is in this country legally. He has the right to equal protection under the law. If his family is forced to go the legal route, I don’t think his “citizenship” will be a huge factor in the outcome.

  70. symphonist
    12:02 pm January 7, 2011 Permalink

    And we still wait…