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The NCAA/Drew Franklin Dilemma Rolls On


Our own Drew Franklin probably didn’t anticipate just how much chaos the now infamous video of Gregg Marshall’s wife would stir up. It’s not crystal clear why NCAA officials were so adamant about the video coming down, although one could speculate, but in forcing Drew to do so, they’ve just made the situation that much more magnified, as outlined by Phillip Bupp of Awful Announcing:

This story has become so big, I wouldn’t be shocked if this is a topic on sports talk radio shows across the country on Monday and the video gets played on ESPN multiple times throughout the day. By trying to contain something they knew couldn’t be contained because “once something is on the Internet, it’s there forever,” the NCAA only made more people aware about this.

Make your own judgment calls here folks, but at every other sporting event I’ve ever been to, you don’t protect the overly rowdy fan, you toss ’em out.

You can read the full piece from Awful Announcing right here.


Article written by Jay Winkler

Avid fan of UK Athletics, WWE, and chicken wings. Preferably at the same time.

32 Comments for The NCAA/Drew Franklin Dilemma Rolls On

  1. Ridge Runner
    10:10 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink

    Hang tough, Drew and nice job bringing in news many would avoid

  2. Han
    10:19 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink has a story that a police officer ended up escorting her out of the stands after the game instead of the usual school official (the family gets led to meet up with the coach after the game). The story also has Drew’s tweet.

    To anyone saying Drew shouldn’t have done any of this or that this site shouldn’t cover it, come on, now. Blogs and the news and the game coverage itself often does pieces on the families/wives of the coaches, talking about their enthusiasm or how they make food for the players’ birthdays (Ellen and her brownies, for instance). Like it or not, the coach’s family’s behavior is a part of the story. (Remember people talking about Cal’s daughter going back and forth with Forde? Or how about all the stories about Ball’s dad and family?)

    Keep it up, KSR and Drew. The Marshalls may very soon be on a bigger stage in Indiana, and the NCAA is making a mess of how they’re handling this by trying to bully Matt and Drew.

  3. Eli
    10:19 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink

    Unrelated, but anyone notice how Doug sirmons, the same Doug sirmons who ejected Cal for nothing and will call a technical for sneezing, just let Amile Jefferson run his mouth non-stop? Duke.

  4. MatCauthon
    10:21 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink

    Bleacher Report is now reporting that the lovely Mrs. Marshall was escorted from the court after the game.

    • Han
      10:55 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink

      The coach’s wife will always be “escorted,” but apparently she went back to being rowdy after consoling fans a bit and everyone around her was trying to get her to go, so a cop or security had to go ahead and make her go.

  5. Lord Timberlake
    10:28 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink

    I think she’s kind of hot.

    • kentuckybackupplayer
      10:33 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink

      she looks like kramer with a blonde wig and boobs.

    • Ken Grizzle
      9:55 am March 20, 2017 Permalink

      She was really hot when they escorted her ass out!!

  6. kentuckybackupplayer
    10:32 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink

    how can the ncaa make drew pull his own video down. it was not of the game, the ncaa does not have rights to pictures and films of non ncaa participants.

    • syrin23
      10:37 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink

      My thoughts exactly. I guess they could bey him future access to games if he doesn’t comply.

    • Han
      10:57 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink

      There may be a stipulation in the press pass that limits what they can do so long as they’re taking advantage of press access. They have also tried to pull crap about what footage reporters can put on their twitter accounts and blogs before, remember? Happened to this very blog, iirc. Similar to how MLB owns all footage of their games and will selectively drop the hammer if someone gets uppity.

    • Mathlete
      9:00 am March 20, 2017 Permalink

      It’s more about Wichita State and the Marshalls being embarrassed by her behavior than anything else. He apparently has enough pull to get them to pressure KSR into pulling the video.

      Unfortunately for the NCAA, the news media sticks together and defends one another like brothers and sisters on the playground (ex: “only I get to push my little brother around!” – Fox News re: CNN) and this will be viral for the next few days

  7. bsimpson88
    10:40 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink

    My friend and I both recorded video of her Friday night. She was directly across from us as we were in Section 4 behind the bench and she was exactly the same in our videos (could not hear her obviously) every bit as animated as there. No reason for Drew to be in the position he was in over this. The NCAA needs to get a grip and realize these videos are likely everywhere.

  8. duner
    10:47 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink

    Should sue the NCAA for violation of the first admendment

    • Han
      10:58 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink

      First Amendment protects people from the government, not how the NCAA runs their sporting events.

    • Mathlete
      9:03 am March 20, 2017 Permalink

      Bad move. If KSR sues the NCAA, they’ll get their press credentials pulled in all facets and have nothing to talk about on the radio shows:

      “This telecast is intended solely for the private use of our audience. Any accounts or descriptions of this event without expressed, written consent from the NCAA is strictly prohibited.”

  9. ronnie78
    10:51 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink

    Maybe she will reflect on her behavior and stop acting like a drunken teenager at games.


  10. sincitycat
    11:08 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink

    Way to go Drew and thanks for standing your ground. And, Cats Win.

  11. timbo
    11:23 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink

  12. kentuckybackupplayer
    11:51 pm March 19, 2017 Permalink

    just need to post these anonymously from now on Drew, then you can do commentary on them like they are somebody else’s news. your welcome

  13. KTR2786
    12:14 am March 20, 2017 Permalink

    Streisand effect in full force

  14. ZachMorris12
    12:17 am March 20, 2017 Permalink

    She stood on a freaking chair and cheered. You’re just taking a super creepy video Drew made and driving a clickbait non-issue down people’s throats. I’m sure that everyone commenting otherwise would like to see a Youtube video of themselves shouting at a game posted online.

  15. dump
    12:36 am March 20, 2017 Permalink

    Obsessed, I’m surprised Drew and Matt haven’t linked this to Matt Bevin somehow.

  16. WeareBBN
    1:18 am March 20, 2017 Permalink

    Real classy person she seems to be. Amazes me how they want us to treat “ladies” with respect yet so many of them act like this and to use that language in such a public place where I am sure children were around. Shame someone like that is so well off, not deserving and a worthless example of a so called “lady”

    • WeareBBN
      1:19 am March 20, 2017 Permalink

      To be clear, I agree to treat ladies with respect, my comment was saying she is not a lady and I would not dare show her any respect, or any others that I see acting like this all the time now days.

    • ukjaybrat
      7:58 am March 20, 2017 Permalink

      i see nothing wrong with what she was doing in the first video. it happens. but to get butthurt and call drew out for it is where she crossed the line. that was unacceptable. i’ve lost count of the number of times i got drunk and cursed at a game. not my greatest moment, but it doesn’t knock me down a few notches as a human being.

  17. catsarerunnin
    7:29 am March 20, 2017 Permalink

    Wow somebody gets hammered at a ballgame and makes an ass out of themselves. This NEVER happens….

  18. Ken Grizzle
    9:59 am March 20, 2017 Permalink

    Earth to Greg Marshall, Wichita State Fans,KU Fans, K.St. Fans and anyone else in or around the State of Kansas: We know how to play basketball in Kentucky,as well, and in case you haven’t noticed by now- We are Pretty Damn Good at It!!!

  19. UkfanMatt
    3:25 pm March 20, 2017 Permalink

    If you are borer, check Wichita State Shockers on Wikipedia. If they haven’t changed the edits, that is