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NCAA Says… “Wasn’t Me.” Releases Statement Regarding Joe B Hall

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Oh what tangled webs we weave… The NCAA in an attempt to quell some of the negative press they’ve received the past few days released a statement regarding the Joe B Hall situation.

In its entirety:

NCAA statement on Dominican National team game at University of Kentucky

Public speculation, fueled by inaccurate media reporting, incorrectly assumed the NCAA denied former Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall the opportunity to coach in an exhibition game against the Dominican Republic. In reality, the University of Kentucky withdrew its involvement and association with this event due to a conflict with member mandated NCAA bylaws. These bylaws prohibit member schools from participating in events that pay former players and raise funds to benefit teams that include prospective student-athletes.

Basically the NCAA is clearing the record and letting us know they did not make the decision to keep Coach Hall off the sidelines.  It was a decision apparently made by UK due to NCAA bylaws.  Since the former players on the UK Legends team will be paid (at least in my understanding,) the university is not allowed to be associated with the event in any form or fashion.  I’m still unclear on how this lead to Coach Hall temporarily being un-allowed to coach, but I’m sure that things will be cleared up at some point over the next few days.

When asked about whether or not Coach Hall would be with the DR team or the UK team in an interview with WKYT, Cal said “In all likelihood,” Hall will probably coach the UK team.

Now you can all go about enjoying your Saturday night in peace.

Article written by Will Lentz

27 Comments for NCAA Says… “Wasn’t Me.” Releases Statement Regarding Joe B Hall



  1. manbearpig
    6:43 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    So Joe B Free?? F NA!!



  2. Mark Liptak
    6:44 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    It’s UK’s fault apparently…nudge, nudge, wink, wink SAY no more NCAA!

    Mark Liptak



  3. Mattcat68
    6:49 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    Thank you for setting the record straight. As a UK fan, I felt foolish when I found out it was Sandy Bell and not the NCAA.



  4. kdh2011
    6:52 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    If it’s an NCAA bylaw keeping Joe B from coaching, then its the NCAA that’s keeping Joe B from coaching. The fact that UK is following the bylaw doesn’t mean UK is keeping Joe B from coaching.



  5. cracka
    6:53 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    where is the post about coach k being investigated for offering alex p a scholly



  6. blink 82
    6:54 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    Sounds good to me but, why are the legends being paid? WTF, I love my cats but the KSR never told me the legends were being paid. They dont need it. I make much less than them and still donate a few duckets to the alum fund.



  7. Will Lentz
    7:00 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    4. That’s what I don’t get though. It’s the NCAA bylaws that are keeping Kentucky from being associated with it – Joe B isn’t Kentucky though. So still some uncertainty on my end about why it shakes out that way. I would guess it’s just Sandy Bell being extra cautious, and the DR coaching staff association gives him more of a reason to be there. But I don’t know for sure.

    5. It’s coming in a few, we just had this stuff come up first.



  8. Paducah Patty
    7:04 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    Oscar Combs latest tweet indicates that UK allowed everybody to believe that the NCAA was keeping Coach Hall from participating. This embarrassed Coach Hall! Someone owes him an apology.



  9. JJ
    7:15 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    This just makes NO sense. So UK can’t be involved in any with with the game. Fine. But how in the world is Joe B being the coach tie to UK? How is he tied to UK, being a long time retired employee? He’s not a booster. If It’s because he used to be an employee YEARS ago, that is just the stupidest thing that i’ve ever heard. It just makes no sense for Hall being a coach to violate a bylaw. None.



  10. Spurious
    7:21 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    Everyone keep reporting, and posting, incorrect information. It might result in an approach of “think before rendering decisions.” After all, the UK fans are out there behaving in histrionic ways.



  11. Dave
    7:26 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    Sometimes one simple staff meeting could prevent this. Get everyone on the same page before announcements are made that have to later be retracted. I tend to think the level of attention this game received from the outset in late July caught them by surprise. I’m surprised that they’re surprised, BBN has no off-season.



  12. Jarweed
    7:30 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    Where was all this concern on this blog for Coach Hall when “Joe B. Hall Wildcat Lodge” was under hostile takeover by greedhead coal barons? Buried under a pile of coal.



  13. Computer Blue
    7:31 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    This is just semantics. It’s the NCAA’s dumba$$ rules that they arbitrarily create and enforce.



  14. bbn4life
    7:50 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    So what is the reason the game cannot be televised?



  15. WinstonWolf
    7:53 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    Look I know the NCAA hates us, but if the ncaa never said JB cant coach, then doom on us for crying wolf. KSR i will get in a fox hole with you but damn. wtf? This is not good.



  16. big tim
    8:04 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    there covering there ass. so what about the former player getting honored and it being on tv??



  17. Will Lentz
    8:06 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    16. I dunno man. It seems like there is still more to this story, but nothings developing yet. We’ll let you know, but it still seems weird.



  18. bung
    8:09 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    Why does their release say game played at UK. It is off campus in a building being rented by the promoters isn’t it?



  19. bung
    8:12 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    we need Pratt for AD.



  20. Danny
    8:24 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    18. Agreed!! Good Question???



  21. KD
    8:31 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    BBN Sandy owes the BBN an apology had us beleiving it was the NCAA when it was our great UK WTF sandy.!!!!



  22. KD
    8:33 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    BBN Sandy owes BBN apology had us thinking the NCAA was the reason when in fact it was UK had us making fools of ourselves God bless coach Cal I knew he get to the bottom of this and straigten it out .



  23. moletta
    8:50 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink



  24. AfterDinnerMinter
    9:04 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    Public speculation, fueled by inaccurate media reporting, incorrectly assumed Sandy Bell dated Abraham Lincoln during high school.



  25. Free JB
    9:27 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    If not JB what about Pat Riley?



  26. BigBlue1976
    11:28 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

    12. Where were you when that story broke. I remember much heated debate right here on this site about it.



  27. arlie
    11:49 pm July 30, 2011 Permalink

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