Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Memphis Basketball to Forfeit 2007-08 Season

The Memphis men's basketball team must vacate its 38 wins and forfeit tournament revenues from the 2007-08 season.  During that season Memphis used an academically ineligible player believed to be Derrick Rose.  Memphis appealed the decision but the NCAA ruled against it on March 22nd.  The result will be an asterisk next to Memphis' 38 win NCAA season record and forfeiture of roughly $615,000 in tournament revenues.  This just goes to show what the top schools will do to get the best players resulting in wins and revenues that are not fairly earned.  Turn a blind eye to the truth and hope for the best.  If they don't get caught they get tournament winnings and larger booster contributions.  It's all about money people.

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