The NCAA took a break from allowing Auburn to pay football players to play and continuing to “investigate” former Duke player Corey Maggette to stick it to UK one more time.
On Monday, August 15 John Calipari will coach the Dominican National team in an exhibition against a group of former UK/current NBA players in Rupp Arena. The UK legends teams was to be coached by Joe B Hall. They were planning to invite any and all former players to return to be honored during the game and hoped to find a TV and radio deal.
The NCAA has decided that this game is OK, but only if there is no affiliation with UK at all. So according to the NCAA:
Joe B Hall can’t coach the legends team
The legends team can’t be called the UK Legends or mention UK at all
The game can’t be on TV or radio
Former UK players can’t be honored as part of the game
Way to go NCAA. I’m sure all of those 16 year old recruits out there would have been unfairly swayed to play for UK if they were able to watch an 82 year old man coach an exhibition game.