John Calipari Is Bad for College Basketball

Posted by Thomas McGrath on August-20-2009 Add Comments

Forget about the vacated wins.  Forget about the vacated Final Fours.  Forget about the brash attitude.  No, none of those are the real reason why John Calipari is bad for college basketball.

The real problem with Calipari is that he represents how college basketball is changing for the worse.  Simply put, college basketball has lost its innocence.

People watch college sports to see the thrill of competition without the ulterior motive of money.  College basketball, however, is no longer a way to enjoy that. 

The one-and-done system is the start of it.  It not only makes a mockery of the American education system, it makes a mockery of college sports.  Players are using th...

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