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College hoops insider: “The SEC is a s— fest right now”

It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since the college hoops bribery scandal first broke, and sadly, more believable that the NCAA has yet to do much about it. Pat Forde has an article out this morning asking what’s taking so long that includes some interesting quotes from coaches and insiders about how cheating continues across the sport, the SEC specifically.

Both Frank Martin and Rick Barnes vent their frustrations on record, but it’s the anonymous comments that drew my eye. One SEC coach said “Auburn’s got to go down,” while an SEC administrator admitted he gets “sick to [his] stomach” every time he sees Will Wade. An industry insider confided to Forde that things are just getting worse.

“Things may be worse now than they were before the FBI stuff,” said one industry insider with deep ties in both the recruiting and coaching realms. “It’s like they receded after it initially hit, then nothing happened and now they’re pushing the boundaries even further. The league is only getting worse.

The SEC is a s— fest right now, so coaches can’t be too hypocritical because everyone else is doing it, too. It’s pretty bad throughout.”

Meanwhile, the paperwork continues to pile up in Indianapolis. According to Forde, Texas A&M held impermissible workouts at a church gym during the NCAA’s COVID shutdown. The Aggies self-reported the violation and imposed their own sanctions, not allowing workouts to start this fall for several weeks, but are still waiting to hear if that’s enough to satisfy the NCAA.

Forde being Forde, he couldn’t help but slide in this backhanded comment about his BFF, John Calipari:

Know this: America’s most notorious recruiting league is rife with rumor and accusation once again—and none of it involves Kentucky’s John Calipari, the man with vacated Final Fours at both Massachusetts and Memphis.

That’s how you know the conference has some depth to it. Or is sinking to new depths.

Check out the rest at the link below.

[Sports Illustrated]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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14 Comments for College hoops insider: “The SEC is a s— fest right now”



  1. ThankfulCat
    1:26 pm October 21, 2020 Permalink

    Forde and Thamel should be banned from writing for any publication after what they tried to do to Boogie and Bledsoe when they first signed here. Two shameful human beings trying to find dirt on two kids.



  2. clarks
    1:50 pm October 21, 2020 Permalink

    Just



  3. clarks
    1:54 pm October 21, 2020 Permalink

    Just jealous they cant blame something on cal but the LSU thing is a crap show that is ncaa fault to not have done anything yet and the whole deal with auburn was conspicuous when he waited to see what they knew before he spoke to anyone but outside of that minor to nothing that I’ve heard of



  4. UKFanSC
    2:10 pm October 21, 2020 Permalink

    Of all the situations that fall into this area the one that just baffles me is Kansas. To have a fistful of Level 1 violations go unaddressed for over 2 years is simply inexcusable. Bill Self gave the NCAA a middle finger last year at his midnight madness event…..maybe he knew nothing would ever happen to them ??



  5. Mathlete
    2:12 pm October 21, 2020 Permalink

    “America’s most notorious recruiting league is rife with rumor and accusation once again—and none of it involves Kentucky’s John Calipari”

    This is killing Forde. He’s pulling his hair out in a room with red string taped all around it to various pictures of people in UK circles as I type.



  6. Wildfelinebeeline
    2:19 pm October 21, 2020 Permalink

    Puck Fat Porde and his little dog Thameltoe!



    • UKFanSC
      2:25 pm October 21, 2020 Permalink

      The ambulance chasers of sports journalism !



  7. Cletis75
    2:39 pm October 21, 2020 Permalink

    The last thing I am gonna do is click a Pat “4-D’s in his butt!” He’s getting no support from me.



  8. Aar
    3:55 pm October 21, 2020 Permalink

    When somebody dominates by playing within the rules, there is massive motivation for the nearest competition to cut corners. Yes, I assume UK & Cal are within the rules and Forde even states as much

    I have no doubt that the same domination plays into the SEC having the highest foul rate in D1, too



  9. runningunnin.454
    4:14 pm October 21, 2020 Permalink

    The UMass and Memphis scandals were not really related to recruiting, and Cal had nothing to do with the Derrick Rose and Marcus Camby violations. That sob must not know how to read.



  10. whack0001
    5:45 pm October 21, 2020 Permalink

    All these teams are cheating. Everyone including the NCAA knows they’re cheating. What is Kentucky waiting for? Screw this high road crap. Our recruiting has taken a hit due to other teams cheating. I say pay the damn players. If the NCAA comes knocking, sue their asses. Get other teams together and sue them into oblivion, finally bury them, and start fresh with a new organization.



  11. ukkatzfan
    5:57 pm October 21, 2020 Permalink

    $2000 in $100 bills is 20 bills. I thought I seen it rain.



  12. Bo T'Load
    6:02 pm October 21, 2020 Permalink

    4d ends a sentence with a preposition; then fills in holes to supplement his story with “inside sources”. While I don’t dispute there have been and may still be issues at AUBURN and LSU or SC or BAMA, he’s as full of hyperbole as he of himself.



  13. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    11:28 pm October 21, 2020 Permalink

    “ impermissible workouts at a church gym”…

    The horror!