So as another part of CBS Sports “Critical Coaches” poll in which over 100 college basketball coaches are polled on various questions regarding the modern day era of college basketball, the question was asked: “Who is perceived to be the biggest cheater in the sport?” Does is surprise any UK fan or any college basketball fan in general that Kentucky head coach John Calipari was ranked at the top of this list? Ever since Coach Cal came to Kentucky a few years ago, the rumors have started to swirl about how Kentucky was going to get hit by the penalties is the coming years. Here is the rest of the list of the perceived biggest cheaters in college basketball:
- John Calipari (Kentucky): 36 percent
- Scott Drew (Baylor): 34 percent
- Ben Howland (UCLA): 12 percent
- Jim Calhoun (Connecticut): 7 percent
- Tom Crean (Indiana): 3 percent
- Dave Rice (UNLV): 3 percent
But what may surprise everyone is that even with all the information that has come out recently, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams is no where to be found on that list. Now, my opinion may be skewed due to the fact that I am a Kentucky Wildcats fan and that I, admittedly, do not like North Carolina, but it really would seem that he would have gotten at least some of the votes from any of the various college coaches across America. Being a UK and Coach Cal fan, I have seen the way the media explodes when anything about the University of Kentucky comes out, and to me, it would make me think that if something came out about one of the other huge powerhouses in college basketball, the media would react in the same way. However, it seems as if the matter is only talked about on the day the information arises and is then forgotten in the next couple days. Maybe your opinions on the situation are different or maybe you agree with everything I have stated in this article. Either way, let us know what you think in the comment section below!
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