Dan Wolken on Bruce Pearl and the NCAA

Discussion in 'Vols Hoops' started by volwarrior33, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. volwarrior33

    volwarrior33 Member

    This is a pretty solid assessment imo.
     
  2. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Aight Moderator

    Very solid. Makes me wonder which program he is talking about that is paying players, though.
     
  3. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    Duke comes to mind on how Wolken describes it. An elite program that everyone thinks is on the up and up.
     
  4. volinbham

    volinbham Contributor

    Or Carolina?
     
  5. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    Definitely another possibility.
     
  6. volinbham

    volinbham Contributor

    Glad to see you found your way over here LV13
     
  7. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    Thanks, man. Glad to be here.
     
  8. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Aight Moderator

    It makes me think Carolina, Duke or Kansas. Just going by the "program you wouldn't ever guess" part. Good to see you here lawvol
     
  9. volwarrior33

    volwarrior33 Member

    Kansas is my guess.
     
  10. cotton

    cotton Super Moderator

    I think he nails the NCAA's approach to Memphis. They think they got Al Capone on tax evasion, and maybe that was all they could do.

    It is hard for me to picture Kansas (or Kentucky) fitting the "everybody thinks they are clean" part of his description. They are among the most penalized athletic programs in the history of the NCAA with long, dirty trails to justify why.
     
  11. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Mod in Glass House

    Just look to who is going where of Memphis players recently. That's probably a good place to start. And I seem to remember a couple going to Duke.
     
  12. tidwell

    tidwell Chieftain

    I think Wolken jacked that last paragraph from hat.
     
  13. homefry20

    homefry20 Contributor

    Lets just say that Wolken is still connected to a former coach on the western end of the state
     
  14. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Chieftain

    A whole bunch of people in college basketball think Texas is the dirtiest program in the game, yet everyone acts like Rick Barnes is Joel Osteen.
     
  15. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Chieftain

    I must admit, it was nice to see someone else telling the truth about Bruce Pearl.
     
  16. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Super Moderator

    and that's my guess. I don't have any doubt that he's talking about TX.
     
  17. cotton

    cotton Super Moderator

    This would fit. I've always had a soft spot for Barnes due to his taking a flyer on Buckner, but without knowing any real solid dirt, the program smells fishy.
     
  18. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Super Moderator

    I'm not sure Barnes drives the train. From what I hear, it's a booster driven affair.
     
  19. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Ben Stancliff clone

    It is pretty difficult to dispute any of this.
     
  20. cotton

    cotton Super Moderator

    I thought they closed the Chicken Ranch. Reopened for basket ballers?
     

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