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UConn was cheatin'!

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by bababooey, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. bababooey

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  4. spike718

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    Eh, unless they find that the starters at uconn that beat us were on steroids or taking classes at UNC or taking ole miss style handouts it didn’t impact our game.
     
  5. BLING

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    Sounds like some of the violations are "recruiting" related and "extra practice".

    The recruiting ones could definitely have impacted the game, if in theory there were players on the team who wouldn't have even been there if not for the cheating. Depends on who that allegation refers to.
     
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  6. Gatorhead

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    Another painful reminder of 14. I am convinced that was the worst game of the season for our Gators that year. Bad set of circumstances going into that one.

    Oh well, 36-3 was pretty darn good!
     
  7. BLING

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    Yep, final 4 is always great, but after 3 straight elite 8's and after going 21-0 through the SEC it still really was a downer to lose that. It just felt like that particular team was destined for a championship, in a "this is how it should be done" way. I mean I always took solace that the Gators lost to the eventual champs, that we ran into a "buzzsaw". But finding out they cheated makes me feel they robbed our guys.

    That being said,as I recall we got off to a hot start then went into a funk. So even with this knowledge of UCONN's cheating ways, our team did play one of their worst games (or worst halves at least). That part was on us, no changing that. As I also recall, we swept UK - but they got a little bit closer each game. So even if our guys played them in the final, it's also possible "4th time is a charm" with them. I remember thinking that at the time. Imagine going 21-0, sweeping a team 3 times in conference, then losing to them in the national championship. Ouch!
     
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  8. denyken12

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    That game still hurts me.....
     
  9. jmoliver

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    seriously, when has UCONN not been cheating?
     
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  10. GatorLurker

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    Calhoun retired just in time.