What violations did Bill Self commit wrt any of those players? If memory serves, KU has not been on probation under Self's regime. Who cares if he wears a toupee?
You may think Thad Matta is squeaky clean now, but OSU fans used to think that about Jim Tressel and how did that turn out?
OSU fans didn't think Tressell was squeaky clean. Tressell was corrupt before he even came to OSU dude. He left his previous school with sanctions! Most OSU fans just wouldn't admit it but he was always corrupt....Matta isn't, you're just gonna have to deal with that one.
I love Ohio State basketball with all my heart but I am not one of the people with scarlet and gray goggles on. When the basketball program under Jim O'Brien cheated I was the first to say they cheated and should simply be sanctioned and stripped of all that teams accomplishments. There is no fun in winning if you have to cheat! The facts are the facts though...........Thad Matta has built great programs at Butler, Xavier and Ohio State and has never had even one story that exists he even "might" have done something wrong. There just isn't even one accusation dude, ever in his career. If you check out the post I made a few days ago and read Mark Titus's book you will see why these kids love Thad Matta and want to play for him. Ohio has really great players and Thad has sealed the border...he gets whoever he wants in the state of Ohio and Ohio has always had amazing basketball players. It's not a condescendence All-Ohio Red wins AAU National Championships all the time in different age groups. Then because he really allows players to showcase themselves and his unbelievable sense of humor and relaxed nature he has went out of state and grabbed a few players and that is all it takes to build great teams year in and year out. You are just gonna half to hope he doesn't become a great in game coach because that is all that will stop him from winning 5 national championships over the next 20 years. Seriously.
This reminds me of a friend who said Ohio State bball must be paying players. This was last season when Ohio State was still undeafeted going into February. Then he saw where Ohio State's players were from....
That's five starters and our sixth man. Enough said mate.
Even other teams star players like Michigan's Trey Burke wanted to play for Matta but Thad didn't offer him.
Border completely sealed.
PS - Marc Loving is going to be a star, can't wait for him to arrive.