NCAA Basketball 2023-24 Catch All

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UpToIsomorphism wrote:

John Calipari to Arkansas

Getting out before they throw you out?

Crazy that they almost lost their football coach as well with all the stuff about Stoops being really close to getting the Texas A&M job.

That athletic program is in a weird state. Remember the feuding a year or so ago between football and basketball?

Apparently the NIL support is not there for Calipari either. The UK collective tried a big fund raiser and got 19k the first day or so. And then 15k over the next 2 weeks.

Whereas Louisville raised 200k on April 1 for our new coach and another 200k the last week. And a donor is doing a 1m match for April. So pretty sure we're going to hit 2m the next 3 weeks.

So no money, no players. He's going to Arkansas where they apparently have 4-5m available. And UK will probably raise a ton for a new guy they are excited about

Also this is the first time since 1930-31 that Louisville and Kentucky will have new coaches the same season.

Stele wrote:

Apparently the NIL support is not there for Calipari either. The UK collective tried a big fund raiser and got 19k the first day or so. And then 15k over the next 2 weeks.

Whereas Louisville raised 200k on April 1 for our new coach and another 200k the last week. And a donor is doing a 1m match for April. So pretty sure we're going to hit 2m the next 3 weeks.

So no money, no players. He's going to Arkansas where they apparently have 4-5m available. And UK will probably raise a ton for a new guy they are excited about

That was reportedly why UT fired Kelly Harper. The AD polled the big women's basketball donors and got tepid response, so they decided they had to make a move.

Not sure if it's true, but I wouldn't be surprised in this new world.

I know I'm getting old because the game tips off at 9:20 EST tonight and when I saw that my immediate reaction was "Guess I'm not watching it then."

The men's tournament final was for the first time ever overshadowed by the final of the women's tournament on top of the portions of the Earth being overshadowed by the Moon.

In both tourneys, the team that had shown they were the best all season proved it in the tourney, without ever truly being challenged.

All credit to UConn, I don't think they had a tournament win by less than double-digits.

Yeah UConn broke Kentucky's 1996 margin of victory record. Ugh.

The devs need to nerf UConn.

UpToIsomorphism wrote:
tboon wrote:
Stele wrote:

Bracket update:

UptoIso can win if Purdue wins.

Looks like tboon wins if UConn does, although 2 others picked them too.

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

I think I will win my office pool if UCONN wins (like $50 gift card), and I will win here if Purdue wins (sh*t-talking for a year).

I hope you win the $50

So do I. Bragging I did the best here after admitting I know nothing and didn't try somehow doesn't seem like it is worth whatever $50 gift card they can give me.

But don't be mistaken, I will make it a point to be $50 worth of insufferable on here as a consolation prize.

What are you getting with your $50 gift card?

tboon wrote:
UpToIsomorphism wrote:
tboon wrote:
Stele wrote:

Bracket update:

UptoIso can win if Purdue wins.

Looks like tboon wins if UConn does, although 2 others picked them too.

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

I think I will win my office pool if UCONN wins (like $50 gift card), and I will win here if Purdue wins (sh*t-talking for a year).

I hope you win the $50

So do I. Bragging I did the best here after admitting I know nothing and didn't try somehow doesn't seem like it is worth whatever $50 gift card they can give me.

But don't be mistaken, I will make it a point to be $50 worth of insufferable on here as a consolation prize.

What are you getting with your $50 gift card?

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Edit:

Spoiler:

Check the LEGO thread in a few weeks

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