Could Kentucky be next?

Page 4 of Being a UK fan I definitely hope its not the case but was wondering what the chances is UK is involved in all this cheating mess? Advertisement 0 0 0 &... 116 comments | 6393 Views | Go to page 1 →

  1. #46
    Bench's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 11
    Location
    NKY
    Posts
    2,800

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Baxter View Post
    You honestly think Calipari, Coach K, Bill Self, and Roy Williams are using shoe companies money to get players to come to their schools??

    I’m not saying they’re clean, I just don’t think they are involved with this certain scheme.
    I'd bet my house on it! You can't possibly be that naive to think that every big time program isn't in on this somehow. You think these big time, millionaire coaches just HAPPEN to be great friends with all these shoe company executives b/c they just happen to like each other? Come on man....no one is that naive.
    Advertisement

  2. #47
    UKMustangFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 05
    Location
    No time to enjoy #4, It's on the path to #5...
    Posts
    60,416

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Baxter View Post
    You honestly think Calipari, Coach K, Bill Self, and Roy Williams are using shoe companies money to get players to come to their schools??

    I’m not saying they’re clean, I just don’t think they are involved with this certain scheme.
    No doubt in my mind money is changing hands with every coach you mentioned.

  3. #48
    SnottieDrippen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 15
    Location
    Temecula
    Posts
    3,449

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Baxter View Post
    You honestly think Calipari, Coach K, Bill Self, and Roy Williams are using shoe companies money to get players to come to their schools??
    I'd say this is far more likely than pitching national titles and program tradition, unless of course the tradition is being drafted in the first round.

  4. #49
    Oldbird's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 01
    Location
    Fort Thomas, KY
    Posts
    24,190

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Baxter View Post
    I canít see Cal doing anything that violates federal law or something that can be traceable. Giving cash to players parents so they can get to games or stuff like that I could see happening but not anything like this.
    How about Cal's assistant coaches? Can you see that?

  5. #50
    Mike Baxter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 17
    Location
    Denver, Colorado
    Posts
    600

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldbird View Post
    How about Cal's assistant coaches? Can you see that?
    Honestly? No, I can’t see Payne, Robic, or Barbee doing it. The only one I could possibly ever see doing it would be Orlando Antigua.

  6. #51
    Mike Baxter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 17
    Location
    Denver, Colorado
    Posts
    600

    I think the best chance of UK getting brought down would be with the involvement of WWW.

  7. #52
    UKMustangFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 05
    Location
    No time to enjoy #4, It's on the path to #5...
    Posts
    60,416

    So the coach that was overseeing programs where, in separate scandals, an agent paid a player money and another where it was arranged for someone to take the SAT for an elite recruit is above taking money from shoe companies? That's where we're at on this?

  8. #53
    LRCW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 02
    Location
    In God's hands
    Posts
    55,869

    I think some people mistake can't see for don't want to see.

  9. #54
    Oldbird's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 01
    Location
    Fort Thomas, KY
    Posts
    24,190

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Baxter View Post
    Honestly? No, I can’t see Payne, Robic, or Barbee doing it. The only one I could possibly ever see doing it would be Orlando Antigua.
    I hope you are right, but if I were a betting man there is no way I think that is true.

  10. #55
    Hangman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 04
    Location
    Pikeville
    Posts
    15,863

    Honestly, I don't watch like I used to already. I catch 5-6 games a year when the Cats used to be must see TV for me. If they end up penalized, that's about the last straw for me to just tune out completely.

    I hope it doesn't come to that.

  11. #56
    UKMustangFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 05
    Location
    No time to enjoy #4, It's on the path to #5...
    Posts
    60,416

    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman View Post
    Honestly, I don't watch like I used to already. I catch 5-6 games a year when the Cats used to be must see TV for me. If they end up penalized, that's about the last straw for me to just tune out completely.

    I hope it doesn't come to that.
    Curious, anything specific that has led to your disinterest lately?

  12. #57
    Mike Baxter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 17
    Location
    Denver, Colorado
    Posts
    600

    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    I think some people mistake can't see for don't want to see.
    And I guess some people mistake me saying that they don’t do it in this way for saying they don’t do it at all.

  13. #58
    Hangman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 04
    Location
    Pikeville
    Posts
    15,863

    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Curious, anything specific that has led to your disinterest lately?
    It's been gradual since they won the championship. When they won, I didn't have the feeling of euphoria that I'd anticipated. It was just kind of like "Oh, cool. They won." And that was it. I suppose my priorities shifted at some point that I can't really pinpoint.

  14. #59

    Join Date
    Nov 01
    Location
    Martinsville, Virginia
    Posts
    16,209

    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman View Post
    It's been gradual since they won the championship. When they won, I didn't have the feeling of euphoria that I'd anticipated. It was just kind of like "Oh, cool. They won." And that was it. I suppose my priorities shifted at some point that I can't really pinpoint.
    I will be praying for your condition Hangman.

  15. #60
    MentschTrachtGottLacht's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 13
    Location
    Tri-State
    Posts
    13,465

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Baxter View Post
    You honestly think Calipari, Coach K, Bill Self, and Roy Williams are using shoe companies money to get players to come to their schools??
    Is this a rhetorical question?

    Yes, I honestly think it. It happens. Yes, shoe companies have a TON of influence on these kids through their sponsored AAU programs, and yes, they funnel kids to the schools they invest the most money in. Yes. All of the time, yes. Again, most is done to serve themselves, they want UK to be high profile and win for themselves, not because of some altruistic joy in seeing BBN dance through the streets of Pikeville. They also want Johnny Jumphigh to sign with them after college, and he likely gets drafted higher going to UK, so, ergo, let's funnel him to Lexington. Or Durham. Or Lawrence. Again, this isn't about a LOT of kids, but it is about 100% of the best kids.

Top