Category Archives: College Basketball

Does Emoni Bates commitment to Memphis violate NCAA NIL rules? If so, does it matter?
August 26, 2021

NIL money is reportedly going to flow toward prized recruit Emoni Bates as part of an agreement between the University of Memphis and FedEx, according to multiple reports from sources being retweeted often by fans of schools Bates spurned. The NCAA bans any pay-for-play, as well as using NIL as a recruitment lever, so Memphis being […]

Big 10, ACC, Pac-12 alliance dooms the terminally ill Big 12
August 25, 2021

The alliance between the Big 10, ACC, and Pac-12 means the Power Five just became the Power Four. As a person who has sat in meetings among administrators and bureaucrats in a variety of field – media, sports, and health care among them – I am in a rare position to translate nonsensical gobbledegook into what […]

Emoni Bates to skip senior year of high school to get rich quicker
August 6, 2021

The race for cash is claiming another high school student’s senior year as #1 2022 basketball prospect Emoni Bates is re-classing to 2021 so he might reach the NBA more quickly. There is a a troubling impatience for wealth and success that causes these decisions.  In some cases, it can be justified by family financial needs, […]

Wisconsin Basketball meeting leaker – gutless wretch in need of higher education
June 23, 2021

When college students believe they understand more about life than adults with real responsibilities, mistakes are made.  Learning from those mistakes is how children become adults. So it was in Madison when someone privy to a February meeting between Wisconsin Basketball coach Greg Gard and the seniors from his team surreptitiously recorded the proceedings and leaked […]