Skip to comments.Cincy, Xavier disgrace their sport and their schools
Posted on 12/12/2011 11:23:40 AM PST by GSWarrior
On the day after their basketball teams lost all self-control and sullied the reputations of their universities in the annual Crosstown Shootout game, the schools came back 24 hours later with punishments that further diminished the two. They took one of the worst on-court episodes in recent history and basically brushed it off with soft suspensions and hollow words.
Cincinnatis Yancy Gates dropped an unsuspecting Kenny Frease with a sucker punch to the face, then punched another player, then tried like heck to go after several more but was restrained. He got only six games. If I were a Cincinnati alum, I wouldnt want to see him wear the school uniform again. If I were a Cincinnati prosecutor, Id consider filing assault charges.
Teammate Cheikh Mbodj, seen on videotape attempting to stomp on Frease as he was on the floor, also got six games. He should sit the rest of the season.
Octavius Ellis also was docked six games, and GeLawn Guyn got one. No Bearcat will miss more than one Big East game.
There is a long and ignoble history of university leaders failing to step up and punish star athletes. This isnt the first and wont be the last, but it ranks among the most disappointing.
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Were grown men out there, Holloway said, clearly misidentifying what constitutes manhood. Weve got a whole bunch of gangsters in that locker room. Not thugs, but tough guys out on the court.
I can't believe that no one involved in this is going to miss any meaningful games. The penalties for fighting in the NBA are more strict than in the NCAA.
Which sums up in a nutshell the problem in certain parts of American society.
It’s a thug sport, played by thugs in a thug culture. To expect more is lunacy.
“THIS IS BASKETBALL!” - announcer from “Slapshot”
I had thought that UC had de-thugged their program a few years ago. Guess not...
The head thug (er, coach) left, but apparently the thug culture remained.
They were expelled.
They were expelled.
heard one of the coaches say his kids had to take off their jersies and earn the right to put them back on...
let’s see if he has the nads to do it now that the wimpy NCAA hasn’t got the guts to slap these kids down..
they need some tebowing time to realize that it’s just a game and these kids need some life lessons...
How are they supposed to learn what manhood is from their Mommas, Grammamas, and Aunties?
He’s just warming up for a career in the NBA.
The biggest man on the court and he can't stand man to man, has to throw a sucker-punch and then retreat back to his bench area.
I bet this is just how he acted back home with his gang.
Sucker punching people or out numbering them is the only way this big-ass punk would ever confront someone.
I caught the post-game press session after the show. The coach said a lot of big talk about punishment and who’s fit to ,wear the uniform and all that, but it’s apparent he was just blowing smoke. The two players from Xavier were thug ballers right out of the hood.
It was a terrible mistake to allow Holloway and the other player to be interviewed after the game. They did Xavier no favors. I was really surprised that no one “advised” them about what they should or shouldn’t say in the wake of the brawl. In my opinion Gates should miss a lot more than six games. The whole thing was sickening.
Some reports said the Penn State football program brought 50 to 80 million dollars to that school.
If the basketball programs bring in 1/10 of the money Penn State football does, it is still a nice hunk of change.
Stars being booted from the team when big dollars are involved? My guess it is not going to happen.
The punishments so far was from the coaches/school If I heard correctly. The NCAA and Big East/A10 have yet to dish out anything more. The coach just showed that winning is more important that teaching kids a lesson. Yates shouldn’t play another game. Maybe the NCAA will get this one right then.
Say it ain't so.
More diversity on the rampage.
It's all about money.
Here is my letter to both schools I sent this morning:
Subject: NICE JOB, WELL DONE ON THE SUSPENSIONS (I wanted to get their attention)
To the Board of Trustees and whom it may concern,
A job well done. My son is in the midst of deciding where he wants to go to College and you just made his job easier by him not wanting to attend either of your Universities after the spineless suspensions you gave your basketball players.
My son does not want to go to a sporting event where riots break out and where it’s basically condoned with a slap on the wrist!
This just goes to show where your priorities lie.
NO THANKS! Your schools are off his list.
Money and political correctness ruined college ball many years ago. It used to be fun to watch.
The post-game interview was the fault of the coaching staff. No control.
Tu also jumped up on the scorer’s table and barked at media “You tell `em we put `em in body bags!” He’s a real class act.
As a University of Cincinnati alum, I agree that Yancey Gates needs to be expelled from the team (so the Portland Trailblazers can sign him up).
Tu obviously has seen Karate Kid a few too many times :o)
It wouldn’t make any sense to be one, if you couldn’t act like one.
The Trailblazers cleaned up their team years ago. The community stopped going to the games when they had all the bad actors.
Do you think Joe Deters will prosecute?
Deters may get a say in this mess.