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OSU players angry and confused at administration

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Its a very tough situation, I never understood punishing players for things that happened when they were in high school.
     
  2. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds! Staff Member

    It is indeed a tough situation. To be able to work yourself into a position of getting an automatic bid and then not to be able to recieve it is really too bad. However, I do believe the decision to not go to the post season was made with the best interests of The Ohio State University and its basketball program in mind. It's just a shame kids get punished for things they had no control over. Everyone has to remember that the program as a whole is a much more important than any individual player or group of players. Decisions must be made considering the entire situation and program. Those are frequently not easily made nor widely agreed upon. That being said, I hope it doesn't effect their attitude or effort. Go Bucks tonight at MSU!!!!!!!!!! :osu:
     
  3. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Banned

    I agree it's unfair to the players, but how else can the NCAA punish the school?

    The other unfortunate thing about all of this is the scrutiny placed on the football team - take it to the bank - influenced the administration's decision to act as quickly as they did. We've been under the radar the last couple years and it's almost always better to police yourself than to wait for the NCAA to do it.

    Hopefully, this year will be enough to satisfy the NCAA, because I think we can be even better next year.
     
  4. i dont care what anyone says, to quote major league theyve made us eat "one giant shitburger" i never thought they would play as well as they have with the team they have and the sanctions. i give these kids a helluva a lot of credit. they have made me proud no matter how the season ends

    these kids need some credit and i wish the article would have been written in a more positive manner.
     
  5. Sport

    Sport They fear the NUT!

    Getting it done!

    These players have shown everyone who actually watches the games that they are very poised individuals. It is very unfortunate that they do not get a bid to the tourney but look at there success. To the players, Great job! I feel your pain as a fan, I never expected this season to be such a great one. I've enjoyed every minute of every game I've been able to watch.

    With this season and our record I want to see us (tOSU) succeed in the BigTen but show the nation that tOSU doesn't quit no matter what obstacles are in the way. I also feel it was with good intentions that tOSU imposed the ban but I also think they thought ahead and said what if? the only problem is you can't have what if's? because they can bite you more often than not. hind site is 20/20 although we could be looking at much worse penalties but we'll never know. Lets not point fingers because players, administrators and fans are all on the same team striving for the same goal....Excellence!!!

    GO BUCKS!!!!!
     
  6. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Banned

    I guess the Bucks will just have to settle for beating #1 and unbeaten Illinois the last game of the season and running the table in the Big Ten tourney.
    :biggrin:
    How fun would that be?
     
  7. smitty03

    smitty03 Somebody's Heine' is crowdin' my icebox...

    Ive been saying for the last week that tOSU is going to knock off Illinois at home. The Bucks play real well at home, and it seems Illinois may be slowing down a bit (I watched the Michigan game). It might just be wishful thinking, I guess we will all have to see. Regarding the article, im kind of suprised Dials is the one who was talking, he's only a junior, I would of figured Stockman and Fuss would have been talking. I know Dials is the captain, but lets just finish the season strong, and make some noise in the Big 10 tourney. I still say the ban being this year will help them out in the long run. Next years team will much improved from this years, and I would much rather have the ban on them this year then next year.
     
  8. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    The sad part is that they may end up having to take a pass on the tourney next year as well if the situation gets worse. hopefully it will just require some repayment of tourney cash to the NCAA and the removal of the 99 final four banner. The problem is that the NCAA wont take any action until late this summer or sometime in the fall.
     
  9. IrontonBuck

    IrontonBuck Walk On

    If I remember correctly, Jim O'Brien's public statement at the time his suit was filed said that he gave money to the player AFTER the NCAA had ruled that he was not eligible to play NCAA basketball because he had played for money in Europe. Does anyone remember this?
     
  10. Sambuck

    Sambuck Newbie

    I think more of us are worried about what will come of the whole Boban Savovich set of allegations that came out around the same time. If the only issue were OB giving the money to the recruit that was ineligible, it would be in the past already. These other allegations take things to a whole new level and there is a huge uncertainty around them since it all sounds like a soap opera.
     
  11. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    and quite the soap opera it is. osu swiftly fired o'brien and banned itself from postseason play already. hopefully a scholarship reduction for a few years, returning of tournament money from 99, and removal of the banner will be enough. it would be a shame to see kids getting punished continually years after an entirely different coaching staff, and one player engaged in wrongdoings.
     
  12. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    There are many examples of members of an organization or community paying for the actions of others in the name of good order and discipline...theirs is hardly a unique situation. Does it suck for the current players? Yeah. Does it send the intended message out that if you break the rules and get caught, you will pay? Yeah.
     
  13. Xevious

    Xevious Recovering Arcade Junkie

    I'm not as anxious to just give up the f4 banner as it seems many people are. Just as the post season ban is unfair to the current players, how is it fair to strip Scoonie, Mike, KJ, Singleton, Coleman and others of their accomplishments? Those individuals were not involved in any infractions. They worked their butts off and earned the F4 and B10 Tourney championship.

    While I do feel bad for the current players I would probably feel worse if our current group had shown a history of taking advantage of their past opportunities. It's probably that I just have more sympathy for a group that scratched and clawed for every win.
     
  14. Walletboy

    Walletboy Newbie

    If OSU is forced to remove a banner, of forfeit and games, or worse offer this option as some kind of resolution, then I wil never pay one slim dime to watch anotherOSU basketball game, again!!!

    I invest a lot of emotional energy into watching games. I'm not going to cheer a victory only to wonder if it won't be taken away in a few years. I don't like my memories being whitewashed away.

    I like to follow records and statistics, too, as part of the experience of being a fan. Taking away games distorts decades of records, more than some kid getting a few hundred bucks from a booster. And, I am sure that open to complete scruitany, every college in America would have some violation.
    Maybe everyone should be 0-0-0. I guess that they don't have ties in BB.
     
  15. BloowdBuck

    BloowdBuck Employee of tha munf

    Your handle is very fitting
     

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