Originally Posted by Assembly Hall
I have not heard one talking head at the world wide sports leader support Wisconsin or Ryan.
As I said earlier, there is more to this than what the media is saying, Wisconsin is saying, and even the player is saying.
As an IU fan that grew up following the Hoosiers and Knight, players seemed to always transfer out of the program and Knight didnt seem to care one bit and let them go. However, there was one instance involving Lawerence Funderburke that made me scratch my head when it happened. It was the 89-90 season. Funderburke was a freshmen and was starting and being quite productive, right before semester break he quit the team and wanted to transfer. Indiana would not let him go to Missouri. I didnt understand it at all, why block him from going to the Tigers? Rumor had it that Funderburke was good buddies with Travis Ford, who was a freshmen at Mizzou. Speculation was that Norm Stewart, coach at the time, had Ford whispering in Funderburke's ear and that Bobby caught wind of it......thus IU wouldnt let him go to Mizzou. Funderburke ended up at Ohio State and Ford transferred to UK and that even brought on more rumors!!!!!!!! Another story.
My point is that some of these issues we will never know. In this case as one poster said understanding about Marquette but not Iowa St. On the surface it makes no sense, but IU to Missouri made no sense to me at the time either.
I think it is a dumb rule.....but I would imagine the people at Wisconsin have their reasons for doing such. And that is their rite.
You make some good points, but its not like he blocked 1 or 2 non conf school and the Big10, which would be pretty reasonable. He blocked an entire other conference on the off chance that they "may" play each other in the ACC/Big 10 challenge. With that logic of "may play", he may as well block every single BCS school bc they "may play" in the ncaa tournament.