October 29th, 2010
seems very likely that the WAC will invite four schools within the next few days or weeks. They are Denver, Texas State, Seattle, and Texas-San Antonio. Montana is still under consideration. What a powerful basketball conference the new WAC will be. Its a joke. Hawaii needs to get out and get out fast. The Big West is the only place to go if UH has any dream of being a first rate basketball program. When was the last time any of these teams was in the tournament. Not sure, but my guess is never and never will be.
speaking of jokes, how about the 1.2 million Binghamton University has agreed to pay its fired former basketball coach to settle a discrimination lawsuit. Kevin Broadus was accussed of by an academic whistleblower of several issues, including allowing one of his players to take 16 hours of gym. There were several allegations of recruiting violations, and one player was arrested for selling crack. The NCAA " cleared" him of major violations, but only because involved parties refused to cooperate. Another example of what is wrong with college basketball. That program is a mess and they reward the coach with a huge settlement.
Also, the NCAA decided to continue to study its proposed ban on summer recruting. You can be sure the street agents and AAU coaches are not going to give up very easily. Its just a matter of time before a major scandal will rock this sport, and it will be no one's fault but the coaches and administrators who continue to look the other way. With all the money out there, its no surprise