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UK Hoops loses ANOTHER ONE

The hits keep coming to UK Hoops…

Lindsey Corsaro, a five-star guard and 2016 McDonald’s All-American, has backed out of her commitment to the University of Kentucky. The Indianapolis native committed to the Wildcats in May of 2014, but will reopen her recruitment to other programs, according to a report.

Alright that’s enough. It’s time we hear from Matthew Mitchell. Fans deserve an explanation. That’s now four people distancing themselves from UK Hoops this week and it’s only Tuesday afternoon. At this rate he will be standing in any empty locker room trying to coach three or four chairs and a towel rack by Friday. He can’t stay quiet any longer, pretending this isn’t outrageous. Something’s going on and it needs to be addressed.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

46 Comments for UK Hoops loses ANOTHER ONE



  1. Catman1
    2:25 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    I have a hunch it could be something similar to what tyler summit did… You don’t see this many people distance themselves this much.. It has to be something Coach is doing that he shouldn’t be. Just my thoughts.



    • kvltclassic
      3:13 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

      That’s a serious accusation.



    • pancakesfordinner
      3:27 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

      Honestly with no information coming out, this was my first guess too. HOWEVER, I don’t think it would have been coach Mitchell. My complete guess is that it was this assistant coach doing some shenanigans and made girls uncomfortable, so they left. Coach Mitchell found out and fired him, not his recruits are leaving. Again, just a guess and k base that on absolutely nothing other than gut instinct of how society works.



    • pancakesfordinner
      3:27 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

      *now his recruits are leaving

      Why can I not edit a post?



  2. ukjaybrat
    2:29 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    It’s hard to believe that with the number of people distancing themselves from the program that not ONE of them has mentioned anything on social media.



  3. millertime98
    2:30 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    Really? We go there? Something is going on but to speculate that the coach is having sex with players is absurd. We have no idea. Putting something like that online is irresponsible.



  4. Catman1
    2:31 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    If there isn’t a presser soon, then I question the integrity of Mitchell. Losing 6 players and 1 coach in less than a year is mind boggling.



  5. kjd
    2:33 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    Please take down Catman 1 comment. It’s absolute unfounded garbage.



    • Catman1
      2:35 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

      😉



    • Jefferson760
      2:41 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

      While I highly doubt what Catman1 wrote is the case, until we have answers anything is possible and it is fair to speculate.



  6. BigBlue2U
    2:36 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    Sometimes integrity in journalism means it’s time to put down the “ridiculous manner” hat and dig something up. If this was happening in Men’s BB, or Football…heck, probably baseball you would be foaming at the mouth to get a statement. Sitting back on your proverbial heels and waiting for the man who is potentially at the center of this to make a comment is no action at all. Be proactive and find a story…we know you have the sources.



    • Drew Franklin
      2:56 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

      I’ll be sure to let the journalists know.



    • leon singleton
      3:49 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

      It is happing to the mens basketball team the whole crew declared for the draft. Something is amiss.



  7. kjd
    2:37 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    Two recruits backing out could be tied to asst coach leaving. Still, way too much going on to remain silent.



    • CalsCats3.0
      2:46 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

      That is what I was thinking too and came here to post. If you have an assistant that is a really good recruiter that is great to utilize but can back fire if they deck for another job. I don’t know anything about good of a recruiter she was and if that is the case here but that is most logical reason for the recruits leaving and possibly the transfer.

      Also possible that someone maybe not even Mitchell is part of the program that the assistant didn’t like and the players didn’t like as well, taking the side of the assistant. Mitchell or maybe even Barnhart is supporting this individual over the assistant, so the assistant decks. Could be a lot of things but the assistant is at the root of this in some way.



  8. Realme
    2:37 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    Wild speculation is rude and pointless, surely something will come out soon. We’re all assuming it’s some behavior of Coach Mitchell. What if there’s some Ryan Harrow like locker room problems? Who knows.



  9. nybrasky
    2:43 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    Recruits decommitting after assistants leave is not nearly as alarming as a high number of current players departing.



  10. NashvilleCats
    2:44 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    It’s possible there is a legitimate explanation for each player’s individual decision to leave. But Coach Mitchell needs to come out and offer those explanations. By remaining silent, it only allows people to wildly speculate.



  11. deWildcat
    2:45 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    WOW!!! I think UK Women’s Basketball is dying a horrible death and yet we hear nothing from UK.



  12. Sentient Third Eye
    2:47 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    While Catman1’s comment at the top may have no truth in it, we don’t really know one way or the other. And that’s the real point. So long as Coach Mitchell remains silent during these highly unusual circumstances, it necessarily will breed speculation, and that can be much more harmful than the actual truth.



  13. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    2:50 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    This is a comment section on a blog website…I think we are allowed to speculate here. However, I do not think that is what is going on personally. I think it is a definite domino effect that probably did start with a clash with Coach Mitchell.



  14. merle
    2:51 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    One of these ladies have a tweet loaded up and ready to fire. It’s coming…



  15. Loother
    2:56 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    How about a couple of KSR writers getting off the dime and doing some in-depth investigative reporting on this??



  16. Mathlete
    2:56 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    The NCAA is coming down on UNC so hard they’re giving UK Hoops the death penalty



  17. Caliparty09
    3:01 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    Matthew Mitchell has earned the benefit of the doubt, but I feel like with all of these departures we deserve more than a generic, coach speak type of explanation. I don’t know that I have ever heard of this sort of thing happening in such a short time with one team. I agree that somebody needs to start digging into this thing. Maybe we can finally put Tipton to good use?



  18. Hendoslim
    3:03 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    Committed 2014, has now earned a 5 star rating. Reopening recruiting is not unusual. The struggles of the program would make a player with these cred reconsider. Someone does needs to address all the other apparent turmoil.



  19. inside info2
    3:03 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    KSR (Matt and Drew) has the ability to get off the record quotes if they wanted to. EASILY. They are choosing not to because they don’t want to lose their favored status around the UK Athletics Department. They are trying their best to walk the line of fan site and news site.

    There have never been any rumors of Mitchell doing anything sexually inappropriate with any of his players. This is all about his attitude and personality. Nothing is ever his fault and everything is everyone else’s fault. I posted about this almost 2 years ago–and of course was flamed for it.



  20. millertime98
    3:10 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    Speculation about Matt and Drew is dumb but to say that Mitchell is having sex with players, message board or not, is irresponsible. This is a man with a family. Even if it turned out to be true, it is pathetic to speculate. Call me whatever you want but to go online and spread rumors about someone is terrible. Imagine if it was your family. The truth will come out. Relax.



  21. UK1983
    3:16 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    Shame on the entertainers on this site for not dropping everything and burning every bridge they have built to pursue this story I almost care about. ( sarcasm )



  22. Angelo
    3:17 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    Where is Jerry Tipton? Where is ESPN?



  23. A_Blue_Wildcat
    3:23 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    If Mitchell doesn’t give an explanation for this then he deserves to get fired



  24. Mc12
    3:49 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    Probably an issue with a transgender player using the locker room.



  25. freethrow
    3:58 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    I think it likely that Coach has been way too demanding of them. Probably wanting too much time and effort and possibly him being condescending or maybe even hateful when they balked a bit. Sure, a player must work to improve but with women you are never going to force action and get away with it. If done with tact, listening and genuine care for a lady you may let her see with her “own” eyes what she must do. Try to force her and you’ll become dead meat in no time. I’ve 4 marriages and 3 daughters in my 65 years. I learned this the hard way. 🙂



    • DelrayCat
      4:18 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

      ^^^^^This answer sums it up best^^^^^

      I think what we have here is a womens mutiny. Coach was probably a serious Richard Cranium to one of the gals who was better liked than he was. Now he is paying dearly for it.
      My opinion is there better be a presser soon with Mitch at his side towing to company line, or MM is going to be gone soon.



    • Wilfred Smith
      7:14 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

      Are you the umpire from “A League of Their Own”?



  26. 3 fan
    4:01 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    It weird that Mitchell hosts KSR and they can get him on the phone all the time yet now they cannot get him to respond?



  27. Wildfelinebeeline
    4:01 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    BURN THE WITCH, BURN THE WITCH! …..wait, you mean this ISN’T 1692?!?!

  28. Drew, the time to hear from Mitchell and/or Barnhart passed BEFORE this week. But you’re right, they have GOT to address whatever’s going on here. If he had to clean house because of some bad apples, then say something! (if there are legalities involved they can still say SOMETHING, just be diplomatic of course)



  29. blueballs80
    4:06 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    Maybe he is taking another job and told recruits that? Hence all the wacky madness.



    • freethrow
      4:17 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

      Though I admire what Coach has done for women”s hoops, I hope you’re right. “””MAJOR””” damage has has been done to the HOOPS brand over the past year and that needs to stop “now”.



  30. sckysportsink
    5:21 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    This has to be a death blow to current (and perhaps future) recruiting efforts.



  31. Lip Man 1
    5:50 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    In comments to the Indianapolis Star, Corsaro’s father said his daughter is keeping her options open.

    “It’s a tough situation for us,” Greg Corsaro told the newspaper. “Kentucky has had some uncertainty the last couple months with some coaches and players and Lindsey felt like she should reconsider her options. She’s not ruling out Kentucky.”



  32. newpal
    5:52 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    It’s time to hear from the A.D.