If you needed more proof that court storming is evil and should be abolished, here it is. As if it were necessary. Jeff Eisenberg has more at Yahoo:
A knucklehead Kansas State fan rushed at Kansas forward Jamari Traylor and body checked him on his way off the floor. Another Wildcats fan taunted several Jayhawks players until a Kansas assistant approached from behind and flung him away. Neither head coach was safe either as Bill Self and Bruce Weber both got pinned against the scorer’s table by the crush of on-rushing bodies.
Rob Dauster has more here. When somebody gets killed or maimed, we are going to look back at this and wonder what we were thinking by not taking action earlier.
Tweet of the Morning
After watching end of KState/KU gm,folks in charge must find way to get opposing plys/coaches off floor.Been there& know how scary it is..— Mike Pratt (@MikePratt22) February 24, 2015
Better to just end the practice of court-storming altogether.
- Bud Dupree "wins" the NFL Draft Combine. Well, his measurables are certainly impressive, and I suspect he’s become a first-round lock.
How "the power of Cal" turned Kentucky basketball around.
I think the proposition of Calipari "seeing the carrot" of the UCLA record out there is intriguing, and it has occurred to me before. How much of an impact would that have on Calipari’s retirement timeline? There’s no way for us to know even if it would, but knowing the competitor that he is, I suspect it could be a factor.
Fatherly advice helps the Harrison twins — Aaron Sr. comes to the rescue again. When you are young, and even when you are old, sometimes the weight of the world seems to rest on your shoulders. That’s when it helps to have advice and counsel from someone who knew you before you were the best thing since sliced bread.
Tyler Ulis continues Kentucky’s Chicago connection. Well, at least the Chicago media didn’t write single-sourced stories of how Calipari paid off Ulis to come to Kentucky like they did with Anthony Davis.
That gripe aside (and properly directed at the Tribune’s competitor, the Sun-Times), this is kind of a history of Chicago players who have come to Kentucky starting with Antoine Walker and ending with Charles Matthews, who will be here next season. It’s a good piece, and well worth your time.
Transcript of Barry "Slice" Rohrssen’s comments about Mississippi State. Some funny stuff in here. Here’s the video:
Other Kentucky sports
Ivan Maisel argues that freshman ineligibility would be a boon for college football. I think this is actually right, but it would not be a good thing for basketball or virtually any other sport you can name.
Sounds like the freshman ineligibility crap we’ve been hearing from some whiny conference commissioners is not too popular with coaches. Good. It’s bullcrap, and that’s flattering it unmercifully. Consider:
Many interpret freshmen ineligibility as a college response to the NBA’s 19-year-old rule: the NBA Draft age limit that has become popularly known as "one-and-done" — one year in college and off to the NBA.
That’s exactly what it’s supposed to be, a way to effectively deny players who intend to go to the NBA as soon as possible access to college, and to put pressure on the NBA to go to "two and through."
The thing is, I doubt it would withstand Title IX scrutiny, since the only sports they are talking about applying the rule to is men’s football and basketball. I also doubt there will be unanimous support for the idea among the conferences, which is a good thing.
Now we know why Chris Jones was dismissed. I doubt this was the only reason. It seems pretty minor, especially considering that she provoked him by "messing up" his room. Still, in the climate of today, making a threat, even one that wasn’t intended to be executed out over an indelible medium like a cell phone text doesn’t exactly scream "Mensa candidate," does it?
Questionable bravado from Montrezl Harrell. Hey it worked for Aaron Harrison.
Remembering the rage monster that was (and still is, I think) Bob Knight.
Other sports news
- Marshawn Lynch trademarks yet another statement. I think this is absurd.
Don’t be Hulking up when you get mad. It’s bad for your heart.
Rats didn’t cause the Bubonic Plague epidemic of the 14th century. According to a new study, it was actually gerbils. The little guys don’t look so cute anymore.
I’m done buying off-the-shelf PC’s. From now on, I’m buying them without an operating system and installing my own. Crapware has become a plague on techno-humanity that demands drastic action.