[Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET] The University of Connecticut men's basketball team cannot compete for next year's national championship after the NCAA denied the school's appeal of a postseason ban based on its athletes' academic performance, the university said Thursday.
The Huskies earlier had been ordered to sit out the 2013 NCAA tournament, because of its past players' sub-par academic performance rate. Led by longtime coach Jim Calhoun, the program had won that tourney last spring and, thus, captured the national title.
The University of Connecticut appealed that decision, but to no avail, NCAA spokesman Erik Christianson confirmed.
"It is disturbing that our current players must pay a penalty for the academic performance of students no longer enrolled," University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst said in a statement. "No educator or parent purposefully punishes young people for the failings of others."FULL STORY
The team should have cheated like Derrick Rose.
The day Connecticut outlaws the death penalty, this happens. Who said there aren't any coincidences and that everything happens for a reason? Not me. All kinds of unforseen things happen. Besides. If it wasn't an accident, insurance would pay. It would be God's fault. Insurance companies have always disclaimed acts of God. Others....? I guess those who don't believe in coincidences have been scamming insurance companies all this time.
*insurance wouldn't have to pay if there truly were no coincidences. Everything would be an act of God.
Like, can I honestly claim that it was an accident if I don't believe in coincidences? And keep a straight face? What if my insurance agent knows how I feel about God having his hands in every affair? He woukd know I'm lying!
The team should have made it look like a white guy getting the best of a black guy and played the race card. We would all forget about how stupid their basketball team is, that's for sure.
Well, isn't that *supposedly* what college if for?
An actual education?
Hslf those players will work full time at walmart after graduation anyways.
Hslf those players will work full time at walmart after graduation anyways.â—„
Wow, it takes a Walmart working to THINK they know one!!!
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