The NCAA ruled that based on a 2008 donation by Penny to the University of Memphis he remained a booster in 2017 we need help with Wiseman moving expenses while his AAU coach. That's where the confusion with 2008 and 2017 come in.
Wouldn't Memphis have to forfeit this win if Wiseman's ineligibility is ultimately upheld? Surprised they're having him play tonight.
You know what UConn would do? They would hold him out. Who was the player a few years ago who UConn held out the first few games as a precaution because the NCAA was supposedly cracking down on the academics from prep schools? It was someone really good. Most of the other schools didn't care and played their freshmen players from prep schools. But not UConn. And of course nothing ever happened to any of the players and the whole thing went away quietly. I remember being pretty pissed about it.
NCAA should come down HARD on Memphis or it's gonna become a free-for-all. Their decision to blatantly ignore the NCAA recommendations could set a horrible precedent. They should forfeit their first two wins and have additional penalties slapped on. It's just laughable that it's gonna happen to Memphis and not the UNC's, Duke's, and Arizona's, but we should expect nothing less.
We all wondered how Penny landed so many good players - now we know.
Penny and Memphis might just continue to send a big “screw you” to the NCAA and play him anyway. And honestly, I’m with that, the NCAA is a clown show, Arizona, Kansas, UNC, Louisville should all be getting punished and it’s weird to me how fast NCAA acted on Memphis and not these other programs. And how these others programs got full seasons without dealing with repercussions. I think Memphis knows this and is just done with their crap. I’m not really sure just speaking my mind
The fact that he’s the most famous athlete to graduate from the school should do that anyway. Role of Boosters. He clearly promoted the school’s athletic interests.
Here’s the real question, was he already in discussion to become the coach? If so, that’s a problem for Memphis. If not, I think he can argue he did it for the HS team he coached, with no expectation to benefit Memphis. If he was already negotiating to become the coach, I think Wiseman is going to be ineligible.