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Zion Williamson Dook allegations?

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2 months 4 weeks ago #25534 by rainyhawk
So I’m not fully cognizant of the details of the NCAAs case against us. Just the overview. But I’m wondering how this might impact it since we know they won’t want to do anything with dook.

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2 months 4 weeks ago #25536 by NotOstertag
As I've said elsewhere, I don't think the NCAA can go after us without Duke getting sucked in.

The NCAA has 3 major violations that they're trying to pin on us:
1.) DeSousa: guardians took money, he knew nothing, and he's served his time.
2.) Preston: once it became evident that there was a problem, he never played. He may have been ineligible, but if he never played and left the program, it shows KU policed themsleves.
3.) Curtis Townsend wiretap: Townsend was caught on a wiretap talking to a rep for Zion saying that in order to get Zion the family wanted money and employment. KU didn't land Zion so it would stand to reason that we didn't offer money and jobs.

Duke, however, DID land Zion. So it stands to reason that if the biggest "smoking gun" against KU is the wiretap, then a thorough investigation would include looking into ANY questionable money or sudden job changes that happened within Zion's family. Something tells me, however, that Coach K and the Dukies don't want anybody sniffing around that information.

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2 months 4 weeks ago #25537 by rainyhawk
Pretty much what I would assume as well. We know it would kill them to go,after dook and K so it will be interesting. I still dont fully understand the NCAAs position in KU given the facts we have seen. And I can’t imagine anyone thought adidas was the only shoe company in this game...seems the NCAA should have been investigating that as well if they really wanted to clean up. Fools.

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2 months 4 weeks ago #25538 by hairyhawk
I think the NCAA is not interested in clean up but damage control. Since all of this became public at the trial they are looking to make KU the fall guy. We are prominent enough in basketball to be a statement but not so big they don't dare touch us like a Duke or UNC. I think the NCAA sees it as a PR move. They just want all the other schools to stay quiet. I think that is the way the NCAA is trying to play this.
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2 months 3 weeks ago #25539 by rainyhawk
I would agree with that assessment...other than I would have thought we were a pretty prominent Program with a lot of history. But I’ve always thought the NCAA didn’t like us much for some reason.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #25541 by NotOstertag
Two good theories, Harry and Rainy. So I'm going with "all of the above".

The NCAA doesn't like us, nor do they like UNC or Dook. Nevertheless, Dook is the crown jewel, and the ACC is ESPN's favorite, so they'll go along with the charade that nothing from North Carolina smells funny, and KU is the easy target.

Like I've said in the past: Dook and UNC can have crappy years and in my local sporting goods stores, there's always merchandise with their logos readily available here in the NYC area. KU has to win a NC for me to find any Jayhawk logo'ed apparel locally and then it's still limited. Bottom line, the Dook and UNC "brands" are stronger. Can't do anything to hurt that gravy train.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #25543 by hairyhawk
The merchandising example is exactly what I mean. We are just big enough that Governor Lepetomane can get a hurrrumpf from everyone.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #25544 by Bayhawk
It NEVER gets old!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P


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2 months 3 weeks ago #25546 by NotOstertag
Hurrumpf!

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