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1 7th March 17:31
john krempasky
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Very odd...heard this on a DC Sports Talk station driving today (not a
direct quote from Williams), and they haven't mentioned it since or the
context of the quote.

Apparently involves $100,000 that Connecticut paid to some AAU team in
Baltimore, Calhoun apparently admits the transaction took place but it had
nothing to do with getting the recruit.

Amazed to see nothing mentioned about it here, or on Espn.com (that I can
find.)

I knew Williams had hated Calhoun for years, was never certain why.
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2 7th March 17:31
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The AAU team was in Baltimore - that happened to have top recruit Rudy ***
as one of its players- who eventually signed a LOI with UConn. How does a
school like UConn legitimately give an AAU team money anyway?
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3 11th March 12:25
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play a preseason game against them.
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4 11th March 12:25
john krempasky
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After some searching, apparently this kid's AAU team cobbled together a team
called the "Beltway Ballers" that had never existed before, and their ONLY
game was against Connecticut this preseason. They offered to play MD and
Conn, Conn accepted, MD did not.

The fee in the articles I've seen is $25,000, but the radio report I heard
was that it was $100,000.

Apparently Williams never specifically mentioned UConn but his comments made
it abundantly clear that is who he was talking about.
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5 11th March 12:26
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My reply from the "Who the Hell is Roanoke" string ...

have


game

Rudy
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6 11th March 12:26
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The Baltimore Sun reports ...
http://www.sunspot.net/sports/college/basketball/bal-calhoun25,0,91222.story?coll=bal-sports-headlines
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7 11th March 12:26
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Somebody should ask Williams about his recruitment of Juan Dixon. I
never knew Williams was a whiner. A sweater maybe, but not a whiner.
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8 13th March 13:21
edward m. kennedy
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Seeing as Williams came from BC, Williams and
Calhoun were not only coaching against each other,
but competing for similar recruiting pools. Any
sense of unfair tactics could really get under one's
skin.

--Tedward
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9 13th March 13:23
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<> I knew Williams had hated Calhoun for years, was never certain why.
<
<Seeing as Williams came from BC, Williams and
<Calhoun were not only coaching against each other,
<but competing for similar recruiting pools. Any
<sense of unfair tactics could really get under one's
<skin.

I think Williams had left for Ohio State by the time Calhoun got to Uconn. But
they did meet a few times: Uconn beat Williams and OSU for the NIT title, then
got lumped up by OSUin the Nc2a tourney a couple of years later. Williams was
coaching Maryland with Joe Smith, when Uconn ended their season before bowing to
eventual champ UCLA. MD beat Uconn to go to the Final4, when MD won the title.
So, I think its at least 2-2 in tournaments.

all for now-cp.
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