05.27.09

NCAA : Calipari’s Two-For-Two In Tainted Final Four Appearances

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Not everyone loves John Calipari, but give the current Kentucky coach some credit ; he’s a wiz at knowing when to get the fuck out of Dodge.   From the Memphis Commercial Appeal’s Dan Wolken :

The University of Memphis is in the process of responding to an NCAA notice of allegations charging the men™s basketball program with major violations during the 2007-08 season under John Calipari.

The allegations include œknowing fraudulence or misconduct on an SAT exam by a player on the 2007-08 team.

The player has subsequently denied the charge, according to university personnel.

The only player on the roster who competed only during that season was Derrick Rose, who subsequently was the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft last June.

If proven to be true, the Tigers could be forced to forfeit their NCAA-record 38 victories and Final Four appearance.

Memphis, which received the notice of allegations Jan. 16, is scheduled to appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions June 6.

Calipari, who left Memphis for Kentucky on March 31, is not named in the report, but the NCAA has requested his presence at the hearing.

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