A great name from the past but would be better in development talking about the good old days on the banquet circuit. They need someone with a HR/headhunting background in this position if the true intent is to hustle up internships and job opportunities for the kids. He doesn't have any of that from playing in Cyprus and Switzerland.
Past time for that, but I wonder if the ship has already sailed. If he does anything this year or in the future, I'll be saying, "Where the heck was this when you had the Mitchell girl?"
When you're from Bell Buckle, Tennessee, it makes more state to be a hometown hero than head off to a different place. 3 hours to Knoxville vs nearly 7 to Columbus, get to play for Rick Barnes and be part of a great recruiting class? Can't blame the kid. Off to the next prospect for the Buckeyes! We'll find a good one.
It was a surprise. They also took an asst. coach from the women's team at Notre Dame. She has no experience on the men's side of the game and now she's a full-time assistant in the NBA. Nice work if you can get it. I'm sure she and Scoonie will have limited roles based on the rest of the staff's experience. A learning opportunity for both.
Yeah, that was a nice news dump. Between Friday afternoon and the first day of fall camp, you couldn't pick a better time to release something like this. Practice over the weekend and Pelotonia will wipe this off the map by Monday morning.
Lots of schools do the same thing. A Google search will reveal that Tennessee, Oregon and even Alabama/Clemson (gasp!) release lists of their self-reported violations. They are all inane and fan bases across the country can talk about how stupid the NCAA is.
So why do it, right? First, it's a fool's errand to think that any school reports all of its violations. They work through them up one side and down the other before they hit send on the NCAA portal to turn that stuff in. During that process, they can work their way out of reporting something because they found an interpretation that kinda, sorta makes sense, called a buddy at a different school or conference office and got some guidance, or simply say, "Yeah, we're not gonna report this one. Too risky." By turning in the stupid stuff, they build a record of being vigilant in case something happens down the road.
Why is that important? In case the NCAA ever comes loaded for bear, the school can plug in the number of secondary violations it has reported over time to show that it monitors its operations. There's a place for aggravating and mitigating circumstances when the penalties are issued. One of the mitigating factors that you'll see in pretty much every public infractions report is, "An established history of self-reporting Level III or secondary violations."
It's a pain for the coaches, kids and staff to go through this. It gives reporters something to do during slow times and we get to go off on the NCAA because Little Johnny can't have an extra doughnut at a recruiting meal.
There are very few players in the NBA who are listed at 270 lbs. The ones who are are usually 7 footers. All we need to know about Kaleb will be answered when the season starts. He either slims down and gets in shape this summer, or he shows up in October looking the way he looked at the end of the season.
It's not like football players don't get falsely accused of sexual assault.
Maybe Snead thinks he caught a break and is happy to start over in Iowa. Maybe he thinks he was thrown under the bus since he didn't do anything wrong but OSU wanted to appear to be doing the right thing. Guess we'd have to hear from him before that could be determined.
Does anyone think that Gene didn't know this was coming? Yeah, the AD at one of the most prominent institutions in the league has to find out at the press conference who the next person will be in the Commissioner's chair.
If the Big Ten treats baseball as a minor sport, they need to reduce the salaries and budgets to reflect that. It would free up resources for sports that aren't minor and make this sort of stuff more tolerable for fans. Big Ten teams didn't win one game against a school from a Power 5 conference. Took losses to McNeese State, Jacksonville State, Illinois State, UCONN, Creighton and Indiana State. Take McNeese State and Jacksonville State off the table because they have weather advantages over Big Ten schools. The others? I'd love to see their budgets/salaries compared to schools in the Big Ten.
That was some pretty bad baseball, but I guess that's to be expected when two teams that were the 5th seed in their respective conference tournaments got hot and ran the table. Here's to something better against the Sycamores. Go Bucks!
Congratulations on the Big Ten Championship. Here's Vandy. Treated OSU like North Carolina A&T when they get Kentucky in the 1st round of NCAAs.
I think you're being very generous about Beals. Been here 9 years and getting to his 3rd appearance in NCAAs with 2 Big Ten titles isn't horrible, but it doesn't scream out for the $300K+ that he makes, either.
Toss increased ticket sales and renewed local interest into the mix with his record, NIT appearance and recruiting results, and it's a safe bet to take the "maybe" off Penny at Memphis. I wondered about that hire but it was a home run.
Ha, I should have read your comment before I posted mine.
With only 22 Division I programs in men's volleyball, I would think that an opening at a school like Ohio State, especially with a new facility opening up this fall, would mean that the very best would have been interested in the opportunity. I hope Burch clearly beat those others out and wasn't the easy hire because he's already on campus.
Dealer: Do you want a Mercedes or a BMW?
I feel sorry for all of them. He was making nearly $350K per year. She was the ex-wife being supported by someone making nearly $350K per year. Doesn't he have a child with a new girlfriend, too? You know that kid wasn't suffering too much on Daddy's salary. Imagine losing a job and going from $35K a year to nothing. Now multiply that by 10. I bet the level of stress for all of them is incredible, and the kids will end up suffering if the adults can't figure out a way to make it work.
Kentucky wasn't a football powerhouse during his time there and he had no appreciable stats during his career. He'll be someone to take snaps during practice with the scout team but we're in trouble if we actually need him to go get us a game if Fields gets hurt.
35 years gets you 3 sentences from Uncle Gene? I guess one sentence per national championship is the going rate for non-revenue sports these days. Pete is a great coach and a better person. All the best to him
“Pete Hanson’s Buckeye career embodied our mantra of ‘The People. The Tradition. The Excellence.’ He’s found success on the court and molded young men off of it, preparing them for life after college," Gene Smith said in a statement. "Pete leaves a lasting legacy at The Ohio State University.”
I thought the same thing when Mattison and Washington joined the staff. It's one thing to start at Rival A, make a few stops and wind up at Rival B. Going directly from A to B? That's going to be an issue. How many coaches leave Auburn and go directly to Alabama? Texas to Oklahoma or Texas A&M?
I'll wait until I see what Wesson looks like in August. If he works on his conditioning this spring and summer, I think the team could really do something next year. If he shows up (again) looking like he spent the summer at Krispy Kreme, my expectations would be lowered.
Come back DG!! Come back!!
I would buy an extra season ticket if Daniel Giddens comes back. I'd do so to support the coach and the kid for their sense of humor.