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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:08 pm 
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https://www.kansascity.com/sports/colle ... 06280.html

see last 2-3 paragraphs of attached story


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:31 pm 
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Shocked...shocked, I tell you! :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:19 pm 
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I look forward to Scott Rabalais's in depth column about this later in the week.

I'm sure it's a coincidence that LSU's recruiting shot through the ceiling for the 2018 class. I now look with interest to see where Balsa signs next year.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:22 pm 
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I now look with interest to see where Balsa signs next year.


sure as shinola won't be LSU!

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West Middle Tennessee Baptist Tech ia going to lose 5 scholarships over this news coming out.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:59 pm 
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West Middle Tennessee Baptist Tech ia going to lose 5 scholarships over this news coming out.
Exactly my thought (intellectual property nod to Jerry Tarkanian).

I know I'm beating a dead horse, but how has LSU basketball not had major sanctions? Shaq publicly said he got paid. Ben Simmons publicly said he got paid. The NCAA has never been afraid to act on "old news" to open investigations. And then this, which is current news. Yet they continue to ignore LSU basketball.


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PeteRasche wrote:
windywave wrote:
West Middle Tennessee Baptist Tech ia going to lose 5 scholarships over this news coming out.
Exactly my thought (intellectual property nod to Jerry Tarkanian).

I know I'm beating a dead horse, but how has LSU basketball not had major sanctions? Shaq publicly said he got paid. Ben Simmons publicly said he got paid. The NCAA has never been afraid to act on "old news" to open investigations. And then this, which is current news. Yet they continue to ignore LSU basketball.


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PeteRasche wrote:
windywave wrote:
West Middle Tennessee Baptist Tech ia going to lose 5 scholarships over this news coming out.
Exactly my thought (intellectual property nod to Jerry Tarkanian).

I know I'm beating a dead horse, but how has LSU basketball not had major sanctions? Shaq publicly said he got paid. Ben Simmons publicly said he got paid. The NCAA has never been afraid to act on "old news" to open investigations. And then this, which is current news. Yet they continue to ignore LSU basketball.

They got paid? :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:12 pm 
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The funny thing is that this is barely even news around here. There would be more discussion if Ed Orgeron belched. I dodn't think too many people really even care about LSU basketball.


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The funny thing is that this is barely even news around here. There would be more discussion if Ed Orgeron belched. I dodn't think too many people really even care about LSU basketball.

Generally true of the SEC outside of Kentucky and sometimes Florida. I've told the story before of when Alabama knocked #1 Stanford out of the NCAA tournament and the Birmingham paper the next day relegated it to the bottom third of the sports section cover, below the top two-thirds coverage of the football spring game...


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Alleva's all in. Wade is secure for now.

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge ... 3cc87.html

It is a long story by an LSU beat reporter but at end of day, Wade issues a non sequitur of having "never, ever" done business with the miscreant while a taped conversation of Wade, well, doing business (while he closes the door) with the miscreant is played in federal court.

You don't need to be an English grammar scholar to parse that meaning. It is pure legalese and one of the best modifed limited hangouts I've seen in forty-plus years.

Wade's mantra now is simply, 'It's in my statement." That of course is one step removed from "No comment" and two steps from "See my lawyer."


If and until the high priest of the LSU cult, one Scott Rabalais, opines on this, Wade remains in the saved club. MLTN that will happen if and when LSU MBB starts losing. Firing Wade today for no cause will cost LSU eight figures and probably more than it paid Miles and staff with a Canada dollop to go away. Firing Wade for cause will cost it nothing and thus the potential need for assistance from the Rabalais pulpit. After all Wade just signed the number four ranked recruiting class in 2018; but it does look like he may now have to work harder to do the same in 2019.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:11 am 
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Will Wade needs to come clean about recruiting allegations

by Jeff Duncan

https://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2018 ... clean.html

Maybe Wade is simply a recruiting wunderkind. Maybe he has convinced recruits that basketball once again can be relevant in Baton Rouge, that it will no longer trail baseball, spring football and even gymnastics in the consciousness of the school's fan base.

Or maybe there's more to the story.

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I'm of the opinion that LSU basketball will never get good recruits without paying them, and their somewhat-regular "amazing and mysterious ability" to get national top 10 recruits (or assemble top ten classes) is, and always has been, nothing but a function of payments to said recruits.

I know, radical opinion, isn't it? :lol:

I do wonder how Shaq felt while filming "Blue Chips", all the while pretending that the exact same stuff didn't occur to get him to LSU.


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PeteRasche wrote:
I'm of the opinion that LSU basketball will never get good recruits without paying them, and their somewhat-regular "amazing and mysterious ability" to get national top 10 recruits (or assemble top ten classes) is, and always has been, nothing but a function of payments to said recruits.

I know, radical opinion, isn't it? :lol:

I do wonder how Shaq felt while filming "Blue Chips", all the while pretending that the exact same stuff didn't occur to get him to LSU.

Could it have been like a not-secret-secret confession? Like amends to cleanse his conscience?

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gerryb323 wrote:
PeteRasche wrote:
I'm of the opinion that LSU basketball will never get good recruits without paying them, and their somewhat-regular "amazing and mysterious ability" to get national top 10 recruits (or assemble top ten classes) is, and always has been, nothing but a function of payments to said recruits.

I know, radical opinion, isn't it? :lol:

I do wonder how Shaq felt while filming "Blue Chips", all the while pretending that the exact same stuff didn't occur to get him to LSU.

Could it have been like a not-secret-secret confession? Like amends to cleanse his conscience?
Along with Penny Hardaway, too.

Although I doubt Bobby Knight gave Matt Nover anything under the table to come to Indiana and be a designated screen-setter and rebounder for 4 years... certainly not a duffel bag full of cash and a new tractor for his daddy. :lol:


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gerryb323 wrote:
PeteRasche wrote:
I'm of the opinion that LSU basketball will never get good recruits without paying them, and their somewhat-regular "amazing and mysterious ability" to get national top 10 recruits (or assemble top ten classes) is, and always has been, nothing but a function of payments to said recruits.

I know, radical opinion, isn't it? :lol:

I do wonder how Shaq felt while filming "Blue Chips", all the while pretending that the exact same stuff didn't occur to get him to LSU.

Could it have been like a not-secret-secret confession? Like amends to cleanse his conscience?


Let me say this from 1st hand knowledge.....I know 3 people very well who worked on LSU's campus specifically sports related during Big Baby years. They said if they were ever called to testify about what went on illegally during basketball season they would plead the fifth. Someone with a name sounding like "shack" was def. involved heavily. It still amazes me how crappy they still are with all this known BS going on.

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BACONWAVE wrote:
gerryb323 wrote:
PeteRasche wrote:
I'm of the opinion that LSU basketball will never get good recruits without paying them, and their somewhat-regular "amazing and mysterious ability" to get national top 10 recruits (or assemble top ten classes) is, and always has been, nothing but a function of payments to said recruits.

I know, radical opinion, isn't it? :lol:

I do wonder how Shaq felt while filming "Blue Chips", all the while pretending that the exact same stuff didn't occur to get him to LSU.

Could it have been like a not-secret-secret confession? Like amends to cleanse his conscience?


Let me say this from 1st hand knowledge.....I know 3 people very well who worked on LSU's campus specifically sports related during Big Baby years. They said if they were ever called to testify about what went on illegally during basketball season they would plead the fifth. Someone with a name sounding like "shack" was def. involved heavily. It still amazes me how crappy they still are with all this known BS going on.

Imagine what Kentucky must be doing

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:25 am 
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Well it took a week and a breather before the Bama game for the fat reporter to sing but I'm not exactly sure this opera is over. Rabalais still maintains The Advocate's editorial tone on this by emphasizing Wade's legal opinions despite the sub-headline about this "earning scrutiny."

Money quote from Wade interview: "I agree with the judge not allowing it in (to evidence)…I'm confident in what we have done." Last week's beat reporter story was what Wade hadn't "done" but, hey, the arc of this saga has to advance somehow. (Meanwhile is Supreme Court in Wade's future after he takes LSU to Final Four?)


Again it might help if The Advocate's sports staff would simply act like good reporters and press Wade to define specifically what he was "doing" or had "done" in that phone call and any other interactions with the alleged miscreant. Instead we get true house organ journalism here parroting in an unquestioning manner the foxy legal expert Wade's mantra of "No one here but us chickens in the hen house."

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge ... 4c207.html


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