Here's a little of what new UConn AD Warde Manuel had to say about the NCAA CAP's decision to reject UConn's appeal:
“What I’m frustrated with is how they’ve implemented a
rule with a lack of notification to its membership. I’ve been in this
industry for over 20 years, I’ve been a student-athlete, and I never remember
any legislation that’s been changed and made retroactive that would have this
kind of effect on our student-athletes.”
“Am I frustrated? Do I believe
we’ve been punished twice? Yes."
“Given where we are now, I’m not completely confident
(that the timetable might be changed). I’m hopeful that the
committee will change the timing of implementation of APR scores.”
“I’ll let the committee do
their work and only ask that, if they get an opportunity, that they consider
what we put forward and really take a look at it – not just for us, but for all
"Obviously Jim (Calhoun) is not happy about
it, about where we find ourselves with men’s basketball program. Behond that, Jim
and I have not talked about any impact on his decision or my decision, or
whether or not he will be here."
Much more to come ...
Labels: Jim Calhoun, Warde Manuel