Memphis Tigers Basketball – When A Record Isn’t A Record

Posted: January 21, 2010 by The Mark in NCAA Basketball, Soccer
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I just saw that UTEP ended Memphis’ 64-game conference winning streak.  This left Memphis tied with Kentucky for the all-time Division I conference winning streak record.  UTEP won 72-67, at the FedEx Forum no less.  But wait, how does Memphis even share that record with the great Kentucky teams of the 1940’s?  I thought they vacated all their wins from the 2007-2008 season, including their 16 wins in Conference USA.  Doesn’t that mean their streak ended at 29 games?  That’s how many consecutive conference games they had won at the end of the 2006-2007 season.  Sorry Blasian.  Is the NCAA different from other sports when it comes to handling CHEATERS?

In the Olympics, if someone is caught CHEATING, they’re stripped of their medal and it’s given to someone else.  That person doesn’t continue to call themselves a gold medalist and an Olympic champion.  Their name is stricken from the record books.  In the Olympics, CHEATERS never win and winners never CHEAT. 

Not the 1998 100 m Olympic gold medalist in Seoul. Also, not the 100 m record holder either. The IOC cleared the books of him.

In Italy when Juventus was found guilty of wrong-doing in 2006 Italian football scandal, they had to vacate their Serie A title.  The record books show that Inter Milan won the title in the 2005-2006 season, not Juventus.  That seems fair.  Why should Juventus call themselves champions when they were obvious CHEATERS?

Sorry, you can't keep that. Please give it to Inter. They didn't CHEAT.

Now, I know there will be at least one angry person reading this but rules are rules.  Without rules, there would be chaos.  Without rules, a coach can’t tarnish two programs and still be allowed to coach at a prestigious school like Kentucky.  Wait…..   When will the NCAA wise up and strike Memphis basketball from the record books for most consecutive Division I conference wins? 

Sorry Derrick! No SAT, no wins.

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Comments
  1. Kennedy Wong says:

    This is so much trash! 1st of all there is an appeals process on going! It’s even been stated that Derrick Rose is in the process of suing the NCAA as he still maintains that he took the test (which he probably didn’t take). Anyway, the issue here is how the NCAA and SAT testing boards can clear a player for over A YEAR and then wait until said player has completed a year of eligibility to retroactively punish said school! That shit makes no sense and until the appeals and everything are over, Memphis’ records are still intact! Also a lil bit of history for you but during Kentucky’s record chase they were mired in a point shaving scandal as well. Look it up!…So if that’s the CASE your right the NCAA should wise up strike their record as well…

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