The WSU basketball team is promoting their annual Hardwood Classic with this festive background image on local websites.
This rivals the Errol Knight Gonzaga Basketball commercial from back in the day for “Worst In-State Athletic Media Publication of All-Time.”
For the record, the Hardwood Classic takes place on December 22nd at that decaying facility in Lower Queen Anne that a pro basketball team used to play at. Get your tickets before this event gets rescheduled for a Miley Cyrus concert or something.
The former University of Memphis point guard never took the Scholastic Aptitude Test, instead having a friend sweat through the exam under Rose’s name.
The results of the SAT were then sent to the NCAA clearinghouse and the qualifying score resulted in Rose being admitted to Memphis. From there, the talented freshman helped lead the Tigers basketball team to a 38-win season and an appearance in the national title game.
Memphis ended up losing in the championship to Kansas, but now must forfeit (or “vacate,” as the pundits like to say) all 38 of their victories from that fateful 2007-2008 season.
All because Derrick Rose cheated. Knowingly cheated. And did so with zero regard for the consequences his former university now faces.
Former University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach Billy Gillespie is suing his one-time employer for being fired without cause.
Gillespie, who led the Wildcats to a subpar 40-27 record during his two-year stint in Lexington, is seeking at least $6 million in damages.
(Raucous laughter boiling over into hysterics)
The 24-page lawsuit filed by Gillespie’s attorneys portrays the ex-coach as an up-and-comer who was victimized by the university’s “false representations” towards honoring the contract offered to the 49-year-old.
(Tears now, tears)
The lawsuit goes on to accuse the university of fraud, and detail the “make-believe world” that Gillespie’s former bosses live in.
After signing on to man the bench at the one school in the nation with initials that denote “Fire Isiah U,” the new head coach of the Florida International men’s basketball team will be paying heftily for his job security.
That’s because former New York Knick coach Isiah Thomas (the “other” Isiah Thomas, to Husky fans) has pledged to donate his entire first year’s salary to the FIU athletic department. This decision coming just hours after Thomas inked a deal to become the school’s highest profile faculty member.