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Re: NCAA MBB FBI Investigations (HOLY CRAP)
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I just cut my Dish bill in half, I was paying about $130/month. Now, I don't even get ESPN or Fox Sports. I don't miss those channels at all.

Reading these articles about crooked dealings behind the scenes makes me all the more sure that I don't even want to watch the games anymore. Without a level playing field in recruiting, what's the use? Programs that choose to play by the rules will only ever get that occasional diamond in the rough, but never be able to build a complete team that can honestly compete. I always wondered why we never get a four or five star QB behind an offensive line with all 300 pound plus linemen like they do at Alabama or Michigan. We sometimes get that one really top level recruit, but he has no supporting cast around him.

I always suspected, but now I know.

I just don't even want to watch anymore.


I watch because sometimes the stars align and your team has that magical season. We saw WVU have it in 2010 in basketball. To put it in perspective, Kansas with its 5-star loaded roster got eliminated worse by the same team WVU did and made it as far as Loyola Chicago, which has no 5-star players on its roster. When you consider how bad they cheat and it has been a full decade since they won it all it says that paying players only gets them so far. As much as I can't stand the "blue bloods" and hate that they're allowed to lie ad cheat they're way to the top, you also have to consider the Butlers, VCUs and Loyolas of the basketball world that made magical runs and know that any year any team can get hot at the right time. I also think Villanova probably runs a clean program and they're killing it right now.

Posted on: 4/12 11:29 am
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Re: NCAA MBB FBI Investigations (HOLY CRAP)
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One reason the pundits say it is not as prevalent in football is because these are shoe deals. The basketball players expose the shoes and their faces... In football players faces are not so visible and not too many teenagers are motivated to go out and pay $100+ for cool football cleats. This is not to say payments are not being made to football players it just may not be with shoe companies.







I think the payment of football players is coming from private individuals, like boosters, and is more prevalent at schools in the south eastern part of the country. Not saying it makes it better but I do think the impact is different for some reason, although Alabama does keep winning it all...

I find it really hard to believe no coaches or staff at KU knew about this. Even if they were all somehow oblivious to it, the NCAA and the Big 12 need to come down on them hard.

We've all wondered why the Big 12 has allowed them to win all the time and why the refs seem so corrupt when calling games against KU. Maybe it isn't the conference behind it, maybe it is Adidas behind the favorable calls in KU's way?


Posted on: 4/11 9:54 am
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Re: WVU BBall Thread for Things that Don't Need their Own Thread
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Sane wrote:
Ahmad follows Sags to the NBA inspection line.

http://www.wvillustrated.com/wvu-bask ... -draft-process/1102824281


Maybe the feedback he will receive will inspire him to be a better and more consistent player next year.

Posted on: 4/5 2:14 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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Section124 wrote:
We weren't better than runner-up Gonzaga last year, and we weren't better than power rankings #1 this year. Certain nights we could beat them, but not the majority of the time.

The poster than said we were better than both of those teams is just wrong.


That's your opinion, mine is that WVU has the better team. At the very least these two teams are pretty even and for 30 minutes tonight WVU was definitely the better team and I'd like WVU's chances to beat Villanova more than they would lose to them if they played them multiple times. Same with Gonzaga. Both games could have and should have been WVU wins, but in a one-and-done situation you can't slip up.

That's WVU fatal flaw, they crumble sometimes when the calls go against them. WVU didn't get to 15-1 and #2 in the country by accident. That team showed up at some point at least in almost every game.

WVU proved that for the majority of 3 games against Kansas they were better. Same goes for once against Kentucky. Once against TTU and that is just this year. This team just doesn't know how to fight when backed into a corner. It has been a tend on and off for the last 4 years.

Meanwhile a team WVU beat 2 out of times and a team WVU beat twice (once by 30+ points) this season are both in the elite 8 and WVU is going home.

Posted on: 3/23 11:27 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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One thing I noticed about this team is that this team just hasn't had the guts to hang in a game when they run into adversity. Only once this year did they play tough when the chips were down, and that was early against Mizzou. Tonight was a good example. When the refs started to really sway this in Villanova's favor it is like these guys just lost it and collapsed. They also couldn't adjust to the calls or make good decisions.

I'm not defending the poor calls but our 2 best guards needed to do whatever necessary to be on the court. Dax picked up two cheap calls early in the 2nd half, but instead of backing off and just guarding his man he made an attempt to swipe the ball and got called. I think at that point we all knew the refs were looking for anything to call and he should have backed off. His scoring and court presence was far more valuable than the attempted steal, especially since at that time Nova wasn't scoring.

What the hell happened to Beetle Bolden since the regular season ended? He played terrible the last 6 games and tonight when Nova was making a run I felt like his play really hurt the team, especially that pathetic lay-up attempt that led to a huge transition dunk. That was super deflating and that's where the game unofficially ended, IMO.

Until this team can grow some balls these kinds of games are going to keep happening. This is three years in a row a team WVU was better than ended their season. As good as Jevon and Dax were they've both had a part in all of these epic meltdowns and no-shows. The scary thing is they are also the reason this team won as much as it did. I really hope someone on the roster figures it out or one of the new guys brings it with them because this team will be a big disappointment next year.

Posted on: 3/23 10:44 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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We will never win a big12 title or final four game with the way we play defense. The ncaa has made it perfectly clear they don't want aggressive defensive teams. Offense is king in this league.


So what is their excuse tonight because for 33 minutes WVU was the better team offensively AND defensively. WVU was and IS the better team.

This is where TTU getting the #3 seed was huge. I know that Nova got the calls because of their seeding over ours. I like a 2/3 seed's chance of a fairly officiated game than a 1 vs a 5. TTU will likely work them harder than we were but Nova won't get all of the calls like they did tonight.

Posted on: 3/23 9:25 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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There are two teams that normally beat WVU. They are 1. WVU and 2. the officials. I think I have watched WVU get beat by the other team 10 times or less in the last 4 years. I sick of it. I'm sick of WVU being the better team yet still loosing games.

Tonight WVU was playing too well and once up 6 points the refs took it to another level. Once the refs let that 4 point possession happen I knew this was going to be bad. I can almost stand when WVU implodes and lets one slip away, because at least that is on them but when it is blatantly obvious that we are getting the short end of all the calls it is hard to take.

Our players deserve better than this.

Posted on: 3/23 9:14 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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This is not looking good. The refs kept them in it long enough for their shots to stat falling. The refs are now officially in WVU's head and this is close to being over.

Posted on: 3/23 8:32 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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They are going to keep us out of this game. Brunson is a bitch and he has gotten away with like 5 push-offs. Meanwhile we drive the basket and get mugged and its a play on.

Posted on: 3/23 8:29 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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Bolden, get off the court! We need players who can help us against the refs, not hurt us.

Where was the over the back on that dunk? The refs are in their heads.

Posted on: 3/23 8:22 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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Nice job refs, way to erase that lead.

Posted on: 3/23 8:20 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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Over the back? Shove? Nope. Let's give them more opportunities they don't deserve. 4 point possession.

Posted on: 3/23 8:19 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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Jevon needs to chill. He is trying too hard right now and taking reckless shots.

Posted on: 3/23 8:06 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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This is ridiculous. The biggest fix attempt.

Posted on: 3/23 8:03 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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This is getting out of control. These refs are a joke.

Posted on: 3/23 8:01 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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I'm so gaddamn tired of officiating being slanted so hard against this team. They know Villanova will bury us if they can get them to the line and they are set on doing that. Even better if they can take our best players out as well.

Posted on: 3/23 7:59 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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These fouls are weakass calls.

Posted on: 3/23 7:53 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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Question: Why does the Villanova in-bounder get to stand there holding the ball or 2-3 OR MORE seconds on the court while his team sets up to catch the ball, then get to step out of bonds to in-bound and get 5 more seconds?


Because they are Villanova. Because they are one of the "blue bloods" of this game. That's why.


Oh for sure, but Villanova isn't a "blue blood" IMO, just a team ranked higher than us. I have seen the refs start counting on other teams we've played this year doing the same thing. That is basically the refs letting Villanova off the hook.


Posted on: 3/23 7:46 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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The amazing thing about this for a half this has been pretty ho-hum offensivley. Dax had a nice start and Jevon and Sags have been steady, but nobody else has stepped up to be that 4th big contributor like we need.

IF Esa, Teddy or Lamont can really step it up and join Dax, JC and Sags then I think our chances improve. Right now these guys are doing enough to be in it, but someone needs to step up and get us the boost we need. I don't know that I like how this game goes if we have to rely on just 3 guys.

Posted on: 3/23 7:40 pm
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Re: NOVA GD THREAD
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Question: Why does the Villanova in-bounder get to stand there holding the ball or 2-3 OR MORE seconds on the court while his team sets up to catch the ball, then get to step out of bonds to in-bound and get 5 more seconds?

Posted on: 3/23 7:24 pm
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