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News from around the Big Blue Internet. Calipari talks about ... everything. Lance Thomas says he doesn't think he broke any rules with his $100,000 jewelry purchase while a Duke. More.
Today, Lance Thomas, formerly of the Duke Blue Devils, tells the Raleigh News & Observer that he'll "eventually" speak to the NCAA. I'm betting it won't happen before the statute of limitations has run.
Tweet of the Morning:
Lance Thomas does not think he violated NCAA rules by purchasing $100k worth of jewelry while at Duke? Interesting— daveBeige (@dBdaSportsGuru) October 2, 2012
Now, for your Quickies:
Though many UK fans figure Phillips’ fate was hermetically sealed by Western Kentucky’s game-winning two-point conversion on Sept. 15, the appearance of a young team making progress in the second half of the season could cause the administration to re-evaluate. Either way, that Phillips was willing to hold Towles back for the long-term benefit of Big Blue Nation (arguably against his own short-term survival) should count as a point in his favor.
Joker Phillips has always placed UK's interests above his own when it comes to his job. That's just how he's made. But right now, what he needs are wins, not points, in his favor.
"We'll have to play them both," he said. "It's going to take an effort of both of them. And it could be right in the middle of the series. If it's not series to series, it could be play after play after play, switching them in and out, (giving) them things that they both can do, give them a chance to go out and play and compete."
That's a tough way to run a football team. I have seen it tried many times, and rarely with much success.
He literally does cover it all -- 9000+ words. Three full cups of coffee.
Ugh. Bad news for Doron.
He won't tell them anything of substance, though. And as to Emmert's suggestion, no, they don't need anyone's testimony, but theoretically at least, they do need facts. Right now, they have none.
Probably not. It's the difference, though, between a death of 1,000 cuts and the guillotine.
Yes, but that comes with a huge caveat:
"We certainly could deal with a case where we don’t necessarily have cooperation from the actors, but we still have to rely on facts and rely on well-established information,"
Right now, they have neither.
As long as it's Blue and White, I'll be happy to hear it.
If you look at the total yards surrendered vs. the total yards gained, it's easy to see why we're 1-4.
Calipari still working those rap connections // ESPN
[Pay site] This argument is similar to what some of us have been talking about.
Everyone wants a piece of him. Sometimes, he's going to have to say, "No."
The volleyball team is on a roll.
I actually like Dauster's theory. Trying to come back at the end of a game uses up a lot of energy, energy that has already been largely depleted. Teams most often hit the wall before achieving a victory.
I was wondering the same thing. Every time we play the Gamecocks, a major player goes down for the season.