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NCAA Selective Enforcement Showcases Itself Again

We are two weeks into the beginning of KSRCollege.com and if you aren’t visiting the site, you are missing out. Our writers have been really strong…so good in fact, it has surprised us a bit. An example is this piece by John Wilmhoff on the ridiculous decision by the NCAA concerning UCONN’s Ryan Boatright. Check it out and go to KSRCollege.com for similar work.

Last year, the NCAA declared Enes Kanter permanantly ineligible for accepting cash as a teenager while playing for a Turkish club team. Kanter was not given the option of paying back the amount he received and serve a suspension, like the NCAA typically allows, but instead was permanantly banned from playing college basketball. The NCAA maintained that Kanter couldn’t pay back the money or sit out games because the money came from a professional team. As long as the dollar amount is $1 or more in excess of what the NCAA determines as living expenses, a student-athlete basketball player is ruled permanantly ineligible if he plays for Kentucky according to NCAA bylaws.

Today, the NCAA cleared Ryan Boatright to play at UConn and released the following statement:

University of Connecticut men’s basketball student-athlete Ryan Boatright has been cleared to compete immediately, the NCAA announced today.

This situation involves many of the specific concerns expressed by NCAA membership regarding improper third party influence over student-athletes and their families. Specifically, it included more than $8,000 in cash and other impermissible benefits, including a car. These benefits — which are not allowed because they are inconsistent with the principles and values embraced by the NCAA membership — were provided to Mr. Boatright and his mother both before and while he was at UConn. These impermissible benefits were provided by at least two individuals linked to nonscholastic basketball and professional sports.

Mr. Boatright was granted limited immunity by the NCAA Committee on Infractions, a committee comprised of NCAA members. The limited immunity allowed him to avoid missing a significant number of games and repaying the impermissible benefits. It was granted in an effort to gather information regarding third party involvement. Limited immunity is an important yet selectively used tool for the enforcement staff to gather information that would not otherwise be available.

In summary, it was determined by the NCAA that the student-athlete basketball player accepted $8,000 and a car from at least two individuals linked to professional sports. Boatright, unlike Kanter, was cleared to play because of limited immunity, an important “yet selectively used” tool to prevent Boatright from missing a significant number of games so that he can repay the impermissable benefits that he received. How nice of those fine folks at the NCAA to “selectively” (as they claim) allow Boatright to play at UConn, but not Enes Kanter to play at Kentucky.

Perhaps this calls for another visit by Drew Franklin to the NCAA headquarters to receive further clarification on the selectively used tools to allow athletes to become eligible at UConn and other schools, but not at Kentucky.

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Article written by Matt Jones

93 Comments for NCAA Selective Enforcement Showcases Itself Again



  1. The Fuzz
    7:10 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Sounds like a “blarge” to me.



  2. ktmiln2
    7:11 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    The NCAA being inconsistent? Next you’ll tell me water is wet.



  3. Siddartha
    7:17 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Remember the official reprimand/threat last year regarding UK recognizing “vacated” games in our media guides? And the 20+ other schools that were informed of the same thing? Were any of those other schools ever reprimanded or threatened for doing the same thing?

    If it has not occurred- and to my knowledge they haven’t pursued any one of those 20+ schools- then when will the NCAA pursue them?

    Perhaps more importantly, when will UK finally decide enough is enough and sue the NCAA? They already have ample evidence for biased and unequal treatment, and the evidence continues to mount. When will enough be enough?



  4. David from San Diego
    7:17 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Great article….. brings back frustration to all UK fans regarding the Kanter scenario and what a crock the NCAA really is. Its shocking really… the use of selective limited immunity.



  5. Jason
    7:18 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    What a complete load of CRAP!! At the same time, it should not suprise anyone .



  6. ktmiln2
    7:18 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    For the record Matt, that comment wasn’t a slight against your post, I’ve been expecting it for a few days now, and it’s totally correct. I mean, the NCAA is basically telling kids it’s ok to break the rules because if you get caught, we might let you play anyways. If you don’t get caught, hey $8k ad a car, right?



  7. HeHateUK
    7:19 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, Call the NCAA on the radio tomorrow. Or would that be considered inappropriate?



  8. Can't wait
    7:21 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Bullshit



  9. Mike
    7:21 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Our FB recruiting was supposed to be one of the better ones of recent years, and we end last in the S.E.C. with both Vandy and Ole Miss ahead of us…and Joker is supposed to be a good recruiter…what gives here? This should not be acceptable.



  10. MKG fan
    7:22 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    How is this shit possible?



  11. BS
    7:25 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    NCAA infraction committee is a shame. Its funny how they literally said selective tool, that to me shows they are biased.



  12. UKBlue
    7:30 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Who regulates & watches the NCAA, and who or where exactly does the NCAA get their authority to do anything? Who gives the NCAA the power to make the massive amount of money they make?

    If every school in the NCAA was smart, they would say screw the NCAA, take back the money that the NCAA takes from them, and tell the NCAA to go F Off. All the schools just give away their power.



  13. David
    7:30 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Why should anybody be surprised? The head of the NCAA use to be the president at Washington and before that worked for UConn. Kanter spurns Washington and gets crucified. Jim Calhoun and his band of merry violators get a pass on every violation they commit. Mark Emmert is as corrupt as he is inept.



  14. Captain Obvious
    7:31 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    So…a professional “team” can’t give a kid money to pay back, but a professional agent can. Alrighty. That’s really stupid and if it was so cut and dry, why in the hell did it take the NCAA so long to inform UK and Enes of the decision? Bullshit at its finest.



  15. GapToothDanny
    7:33 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    I call shenanigans.



  16. Big Blue 66
    7:36 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    what i really like the most on this case is the fact that he received the benefits before AND during his time at UConn……f ing incredible….and Cals UMass final four was vacated because…….



  17. lpool003
    7:38 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    lol if I EVER hear a Uconn fan tell me to my face that calipari is a cheater I will knock them out. I have maintained for years Jim Calhoun is the dirtiest, slimiest, low-down piece of trash college basketball has ever seen and will ever see again. He cheats so often it makes me laugh. He has literally been caught cheating the past 3 years in a row and hasn’t lost a single game because of it.



  18. Big Blue 66
    7:38 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    and one other thing……where are they getting the money to pay back? C’mon, this kid has $8K in the bank to pay back….yeah right



  19. Echo 1
    7:42 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    I am shocked those fine folks over at the NCAA would do this. Shocked I tell you.



  20. coldspringmike
    7:43 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Did the NCAA think the BBN was going to forget how they screwed Enes a little over a year ago ? they think we’re stupid ? What a bunch of BS, how does Calhoun get away with it.



  21. catncub
    7:48 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Double standards: everyone else/Kentucky



  22. Beetle bum
    7:48 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    A kid in the states certainly knows the rules. This is indictive of scienter. On the other hand, the Kanters were reportedly tring to make sure Enes remained eligible. In other words, this sucks and demonstrate the worst in enforcement – inconsistency.



  23. Alex
    7:48 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    I fully support Kentucky seceding from the NCAA and starting its own damn organization.
    This is beyond ridiculous.



  24. blitzedanddazed
    7:50 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    The NCAA Infractions Committee is a direct extension of it’s President Mark “The Prick” Emmert.
    The way that Mark Emmert has handled the U Conn situation should not come as a surprise to anyone.
    Go back and look how he handled his friend (Gene Smith) “problems” at Ohio State.



  25. Alex
    7:51 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink


  26. Hard Hittin' CAT
    7:51 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Well that’s BULLCRAP!!

    Feel like making a trip to Indy Drew??



  27. lol
    7:52 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    This is complete crap. If this was Teague(Only because he is a PG just like Boatright) he would have been ineligible and since he played in games for UK, we would be vacating wins because of this. Cal would be all over ESPN and the internet once again for the same shit Calhoun gets away with time and time again.

    The NCAA is like a damn monopoly, they know they have the power and they are abusing it by being biased so their favorite coaches *cough* Coach K *cough*



  28. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
    7:55 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    I for one cannot wait till the Super conferences take over, and send the NCAA to the garbage-can of irrelevance where the cards now reside! The NCAA is like a loose butthole.



  29. Bruce Lee Wisdom
    7:59 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    If the NCAA were a man, I’d punch it in the face



  30. blitzedanddazed
    8:01 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink


  31. 2020
    8:11 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    The dangers of creating a ruling class that tells others how to live. The ultimate “nanny” state where winners and losers are selected.



  32. kycatman
    8:14 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah # 3, I’m with you. Our proud University of Kentucky and all of BBN should sue the damn NCAA and demand answers. They have absolutely no one to anwser to but themselves and it is just total Bull S*it what they get away with. Mark Emmert needs his ass FIRED and the whole placed cleaned from top to bottom, then all of the schools that make up or a part of the NCAA should be able to vote who runs it. How does a slim ball like Mark Emmert get a position like this?? Absolutely Incredible!!!!! Absolutely Wrong!!!!! Hey Matt, how about lets get a FIRE EMMERT link started on here and see how many would like for this to happen? Go Cats, Go Cal!!!!!!!!!!!



  33. Bald Guy
    8:15 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    The NCAA is like Obama… so stupid I just ignore it.



  34. Bluecalizone
    8:16 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Someone should get the “I Team” from the Dan Patrick Show on this immediately. East Coast Bias, in it’s purest form.



  35. Fat ninja
    8:16 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe kyle macey should get a job with the NCAA cause they both are awful at their jobs plus kyle macey could live out his dream of getting rid of cal



  36. ukfan4 life
    8:16 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    NCAA: ‘Cheating will not be tolerated’
    By Mark Emmert



  37. ukfan4 life
    8:17 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Let’s make no mistake: Today’s violations in collegiate athletics are utterly indefensible. They overshadow all that is good in college sports. They cast doubt over the motivations of all involved and give credibility to the cynical view. Worse, they encourage others to cheat. That is why they cannot be tolerated. By Mark Emmert



  38. HeHateUK
    8:22 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Emall the NCAA president. [email protected]



  39. Hal
    8:24 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    yeah but you’re missing one important statement, jones:
    “considering all of the facts and circumstances known at that time….. the student-athlete was likely the least culpable actor”
    —it’s the cam newton defense. which obviously is a better defense than the kanters’ “we live in a foreign country, don’t speak english, & never had any idea of ncaa rules nor saw any reason to look them up. but, once we did find out the rules we paid everything back (before ever suiting up for an ncaa team)
    you see. huge difference…..



  40. Brad
    8:41 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Please call the NCAA on tomorrows shoe or send drew up for comment and explanation



  41. Wildcat Willie
    8:41 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Remember how we had to deal with the Bledsoe case?



  42. Gridiron Wildcat
    8:48 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Absolute crap. Read the espn article hours ago and I still am slightly ticked about the hypocrisy of it all. Wow.



  43. Truth
    8:52 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    No need to poke the bear. Had Bledsoe’s teachers not decided to keep quiet (to save themselves), we would have a vacated season right now. The fact is Bledsoe should have never set foot on a college campus. You know this is true Matt. Luckily, the school board decided to keep their traps shut and to lose all Bledsoe’s grades.



  44. InternationalPhilosophy
    8:58 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    @33
    But I bet you love Newt the Historian…lmfao.



  45. cracka
    9:02 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    who’s idea was it to send the town idiot to argue with an evil, educated politician?



  46. NCAA Compliance
    9:02 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Why the hostility? UK currently has a kid who’s father pocked $250,000. STFU while you are ahead.



  47. Big J
    9:02 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    The NCAA is a biased and corrupt organization. Mark Emmert is a jealous scumbag. They did everything possible to keep us out of the final four last year. (Denying Enus & our ridiculous seeding). What goes around comes around. (karma baby)



  48. JPS
    9:04 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Wish someone asked Chuck Wynne about Alex Len of Maryland, who was allowed to play this year.

    According this article, Len was paid an actual salary by a professional team, which should have made him automatically ineligible to play collegiately. Although the amount paid was considerably less than Kanter, the key difference is that Kanter, was paid expenses but not a salary and Kanter was not under contract. Expenses are allowed under NCAA rules, a salary makes one a professional under NCAA rules.

    “Len played a total of 3 minutes and 6 seconds in parts of two games under a professional contract in Europe, and unlike Kanter who earned ten’s of thousands of dollars in compensation, Len earned approximately $800.”

    Link

    Jon



  49. Viren
    9:09 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    NCAA Organization = The most inconsistently consistent organization. I hope Mark Emmert gets a HUGE anal wart on his 4ss that he is never able to sit.



  50. Mike Pugh
    9:12 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    “IT’S A BYLAW” “What’s a Bylaw?”



  51. Nathan
    9:18 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    33. 44. NERD FIGHT!!!!



  52. JT
    9:20 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    “if the NCAA were a man I’d punch it in the face!”



  53. Who?
    9:25 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    http://m.espn.go.com/ncb/story?storyId=7516194 story on espn about how the family is considering legal action against the ncaa lol..kid got a standing ovation by the Uconn crowd tdy when he checked in



  54. Fat ninja
    9:26 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    49-I second that



  55. InternationalPhilosophy
    9:34 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    @51
    TURD BITE!!!



  56. catsfan54
    9:36 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    YES someone should return to NCAA and do another interview. better yet get the NCAA on the radio show.

    has the NCAA ever been forced to give an answer on the MAGETTE issue?



  57. Shawn
    9:40 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    In other words they used Boatright as a snitch to find out who Is writing the checks up at UCONN. If It were UK though thtey would just give us the death penalty.



  58. CWCapp2
    9:46 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    WTF??? How can they employ selective rules when it should be a cut and dry rule? The NCAA rules committee is a JOKE.



  59. Informed
    9:58 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    @33 amen brother. @44 how are my taxes treating ya?



  60. why
    10:00 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Sadly, NCAA President Mark Emmert has brought the appearance of corruption to one of the greatest American institutions. I bet he has spent many days envisioning what Enes Kanter would have looked like in that Washington Huskies uniform.



  61. Tennessee Wildcat
    10:09 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Lets occupy the NCAA! I still believe that Emmert’s sour grapes led to the Kanter situation. Get em Kentucky Sports Radio!!!



  62. Big Blue Bert
    10:16 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Isn’t the real question this: Is the NCAA afraid they will look racist if they make any young black player ineligible for accepting impermissible benefits? The NCAA (and the educational establishment in general) fall all over themselves to avoid any action that could be considered racist–even if it is even-handed enforcement of the rules. Is it possible that Kanter just happens to be Turkish, instead of African American, and that was his biggest fault (even bigger than signing w/ UK)? NCAA is guilty of the soft RACISM of low expectations. Very sad indeed.



  63. why
    10:36 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    I wonder if Emmert will make a statement on this ruling in the morning? Of course not. He only does that in cases where he has a personal vendetta.



  64. Rixter
    10:39 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    The NCAA is a joke along the same lines as the US Congress.



  65. Rixter
    10:40 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Guys, BBN is HUGE, right? In sheer numbers, I mean. There must be some way we can affect the NCAA. Think…let’s come up with something..something they’ll have to take notice of.



  66. FREE ENES
    10:41 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Total BULLSH!T… The NCAA can kiss my taint!



  67. Heisenberg
    10:47 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Did you seriously misspell “permanently” three times throughout that article? Terrible journalism.



  68. Rixter
    10:48 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    #10 you ask how this is possible? It’s possible because the NCAA is autonomous. They answer to no one.
    Like Congress.



  69. Rixter
    10:50 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Thank you grammar police. Glad you see what’s importent here.

    Dare you to say something about it.



  70. JCPostel
    10:53 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    GREAT ARTICLE. @68, GOOD POINT.



  71. Heisenberg
    10:55 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Rixter, you should have put a comma after the world “you.”



  72. David
    10:55 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    And now Dick Vitale again questions the Kanter ruling after the bogus Boatwright ruling… Go Dickie V!



  73. Nate in WKY
    11:08 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Mark Emmert is a selective tool.



  74. Al's IndiCats
    11:19 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Who’s governing the acting government of the NCAA? No one that’s who. What’s chaping my ass is that like someone said. With Kanter there was an opportunity to pay back back the money all at once, with Boatright just like shelby and the Ohio State they were given the option to sit out 3 games and pay back the improper benefits they recieved. I’ll put my house up at a bet those cheating asswipes at UConn ( they aren’t called cons for a reason) never see a red freaking penny of repayment. Calhoun has been caught WAY too many time for this to go much farther. But there again Emmert used to be on their payroll, so what the heck do you expect.

    I really can’t wait for the super conferrences to take over and put the nCAA out of business. For they are the most corrupt of them all.



  75. InternationalPhilosophy
    12:14 am January 30, 2012 Permalink

    @59
    Hello, Miss Informed.



  76. Wait a minute
    1:06 am January 30, 2012 Permalink

    Guys, I bleed blue just like all of you. Kanter was totally screwed by the NCAA. Plain and simple. However, is there any chance this UCONN decision is actually a GOOD thing for UK? Is there a chance that the NCAA is giving this kid selective immunity to gain dirt on Calhoun? Maybe the NCAA is going after the bigger fish (i.e., Calhoun)???



  77. Ron
    1:20 am January 30, 2012 Permalink

    It sounds like he got immunity, or a “plea bargain” because he gave information to the NCAA that would help further investigations into certain individual’s tampering of other player’s amateur status’.

    I’m a UK fan and hated what they did to Kanter, but we accept this in the justice system. If this is the case, don’t we want the NCAA to be more lenient on these situations and offer the student athletes a way to reestablish eligibility? God forbid this happen at UK, but if it did, at least there would be some precedent. I agree with everyone on here that the NCAA is certainly biased, but overall, I don’t see this as a horrible thing. In spite of the fact that most commenters don’t seem to think so.



  78. chuck verderber's shorts
    1:30 am January 30, 2012 Permalink

    When the big schools finally break away (which many sports pundits believe is coming) from the NCAA and they become pretty much just an irrelevant D-League with no television ratings and no revenues, they can look back on stuff like this and think to themselves, “hmmmm, maybe we should’ve been more consistent”. But, most likely, these arrogant asses will continue to justify it and will sue the breakaway schools from here until the rapture to try to “force” them into compliance. I hope I live to see the day Kentucky (and about 63 other schools) get to tell the NCAA to shove it.



  79. Eloy the Destroyer
    7:07 am January 30, 2012 Permalink

    selective punishment system!



  80. stevie
    7:08 am January 30, 2012 Permalink

    #77, you’re not looking at the entire picture. Please do yourself a favor and take everything into consideration. If you have been keeping up with the NCAA (really keeping up) then why are you not disgusted with them?



  81. bluristhurr
    7:33 am January 30, 2012 Permalink

    Get over the Enes stuff people. Theres a big differnce between them two and Ill mention just 1 Enes was part of a PRO team thats all that ever needed to be said.



  82. Mark Emmert's Hymen
    7:34 am January 30, 2012 Permalink

    Gee, decisions like this really tear me up, but I know that the fact that UConn used to grease me up real good with cash will make this whole thing go a lot more smoothly. Maybe my owner just has a thing for Huskies!



  83. UKBoo
    7:37 am January 30, 2012 Permalink

    I’ll be the first to say that the NCAA has an infinite color chart on the shades of gray. BUT, they’ve always had one solid line and it’s been explained over and over again. The fact that Matt can’t get that is quite scary. Kanter PLAYED for a professional team and was PAYED way more than the newly established rules on expenses. Kanter and the pro team did nothing wrong. It just simply established Kanter as a pro. The NCAA has always recognized and adjusted for situations where a kid does something stupid and takes money from some under handed crook of a pro agent. It’s wrong and the NCAA wants to know who it is. No one would have liked to see Kanter in blue more than me but his rulling wasn’t really so hard to understand. Yet Matt takes to this site and stirs the masses with a completely uneducated crap of a post. Kanter could have taken more than a dollar, Matt, and you know it. That’s the dangerous thing about popular sites like this. They can post total bull and the sheep follow blindly. This site needs to get back to REPORTING the news, not attempting to bend and shape it.



  84. REAL BLY
    7:44 am January 30, 2012 Permalink

    NCAA IS AWESOMENESSS!!!!!!



  85. Raazoul
    8:29 am January 30, 2012 Permalink

    So #81 what your saying is your ok with a school paying a kids parents to send him here? As long as the kid is to STUPID to know what is going on? (Or so they say) That’s ridiculous. Also, Enes played in Europe. Where the let AMATEUR players play with the Pro team. They just pay for expenses. You think you can get a pro player to play for 50k a year?
    The precedent is now set. SCHOOLS/COACHES CAN PAY OFF PARENTS TO GET THEIR KIDS COMMITMENTS. All the cheating player has to do is deny knowing about it.



  86. GummyBear
    9:10 am January 30, 2012 Permalink

    My problem isn’t in its comparison to Kanter. It’s the fact that UConn is CURRENTLY on probation already for impermissible benefits and recruiting violations. To get caught while on probation should be an automatic suspension, fire the coaching staff, and put the program on serious suspensions. PERIOD.



  87. jaygee85
    9:16 am January 30, 2012 Permalink

    So, pretty much, what this says is, Ryan Boatright snitched to keep from getting suspended more games. He snitched on the ppl that gave him these “impermissable beneftits” to cover his own a$$. NCAA treating these kids like they are selling crack or something. Either way, this stinks really bad.



  88. BlueFins
    9:59 am January 30, 2012 Permalink

    I call BULLSHIT! I thought I read it wrong when it scrolled across the screen on Saturday. this is really getting disturbing with this group. They just enforce however the wind is blowing. #86 is right, UCONN needs to be in some serious trouble here along with the staff. Looks like a failure to monitor situation here.

    Still waiting for the stripping of wins from Duke for using Corey Maggette, but it is coach K!



  89. Charles
    10:05 am January 30, 2012 Permalink

    76, Calhoun and UCONN are not the enemy here! The enemy is the ncaa and their ability to do what they please!



  90. best1978
    10:39 am January 30, 2012 Permalink

    I am familiar with a homicidal maniac who is a rabid UK Basketball fan. I pray he can never afford a bus ticket to Indianapolis.



  91. them
    12:05 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    Old history doesn’t mean a thing now, I thought it was going to be about UConn.



  92. Catcounsel
    12:54 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    Amen to the point about Enes Kanter and Kentucky not receiving the same treatment!



  93. Dave Ball
    8:39 pm January 30, 2012 Permalink

    were this situation based out of Lexington,KY and not Storrs, CT Boatright would be done for the season/college career, and people would be hanging Calipari out to dry (as opposed to the Calhoun fella)…hmm…UK’s APR great..UConn’s one of the worst in Division I…Andre Drummond all of a sudden has a scholarship (then doesn’t need one) and reclassifies blah blah blah…impermissable benefits, too many phone calls…and UConn gets a championship…UK gets their star Center on the bench (and who, by the way, stayed in school and actually attended classes—unlike Josh Selby, who did not once NCAA play ended for Kansas)…limited selective decisions abound…fair??? not even close…makes me sick to my stomach to think that the NCAA can actually get away with this stuff…and remember, the NCAA was ready to penalize UK because they assumed that Enes was going to leave campus once he was deemed permanently ineligible…and to the chagrin of the NCAA he stayed and completed his course work…which also helped in keeping UK’s APR where UConn’s will never be…above 970…a joke…all the while Josh Selby brushes off school and makes it clear that the NCAA has no cause or concern for maintaining a scholastic image…but simply trying to defame UK and throw up every obstacle it can to eliminate the possibility that Coach Cal will win an NCAA title…I hope Cal cuts the nets down this year…with a team that already has been the object of heresay (Anthony Davis) and misguided information (read Bobby Knight and the “one-and-doners”–like Doron Lamb and Terrence Jones)..laughable…the NCAA is a cowardly bunch of hypocrites