ESPN: “NCAA Prez Vows to Hit Violators Hard”

Consumer insights on NCAA Basketball Coaches Who Cheat

Are you kidding me?  You’re years too late!

I had to laugh when I saw this headline on (

Mark Emmert, president of the NCAA, wants to start hitting NCAA rule-breakers hard.

We now have an NCAA Basketball championship team where the coach is suspended for three games NEXT season  Why in the world was he, or his team, even allowed to play for a national championship?

Not to mention that UK’s coach has had two teams (Zoo Mass and Memphis State) vacate their Final Four appearances under his watch.

The second game of the 2011 Final Four was a sad moment for NCAA basketball with the coaches of both teams known cheaters.

I asked a former coach how long before UK would have to vacate this trip to the Final Four.  He said based on the coach’s history it shouldn’t take more than a year or two.

UCLA has 11 NCAA basketball championships under the leadership of the late, great John Wooden.  There’s just one problem, UCLA was cheating all of those years.  Bill Walton admitted it ( with Sam Gilbert buying “a decade worth of recruits.”

As long as Jim Calhoun, John Calipari and others of their ilk are allowed to coach, the NCAA has no credibility, no trust and no integrity.

The NCAA says they’re going to penalize the schools, and they should.  However, they should penalize the coaches as well.  Run them out of the NCAA and let them coach in the NBA where it’s legal to pay for play.

What are your thoughts on the NCAA’s latest crackdown?


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