Uconn gets Holy Cross scratched from Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

Dick "Hoops" Weiss has a story that is very troubling.  It has been reported elsewhere, but kept fairly low key.  

Basically, the story is this:  Ralph Willard, former UK assistant under Rick Pitino, former head coach of Western Kentucky and current head coach of Holy Cross is alleging that Jim Calhoun of the University of Connecticut pressured the Gazelle Group, the marketing organization that organizes the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, to scratch Holy Cross from the Storrs sub-regional.  The Gazelle Group apparently marched to Calhoun's tune, even though they knew Holy Cross only accepted the invitation to play in the tournament if it could play in the Storrs sub-regional due to academic and travel considerations.  

Apparently, Calhoun wanted to play Morgan State, Buffalo, or Ohio Valley Christian -- you know, the immortals of the hardwood.  Read the rest of the story at either of the two links above.

If true as alleged, there should be serious consequences for both Calhoun and the Gazelle Group.  In fact, I think it may be time for the University of Kentucky to protest this situation, and demand that Calhoun come clean.  If there is truth to Willard's allegation, UK should consider withdrawing from this tournament as well in protest of this unfair and outrageous action.  We don't need those games bad enough to play a tournament dictated by Jim Calhoun.

Calhoun winds up looking like a coward and a thug in this story.  As Weiss says, everyone involved in this mess should be ashamed.

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