It didn't take long for the vulchers to begin to swarm in Lexington and around the Commonwealth on Wednesday. Despite all of the optimism and buzz on created around the University of Kentucky basketball program with the arrival of new head coach John Calipari there has been a small group of haters.
They have warned that playing with fire will get you burned and many have accussed Calipari of being "a snake" and "a cheater".
The Memphis Commerical Appeal reports that the notice of allegations -- that's the official term for it -- charges Memphis with six different major infractions, three of which involve Jenny Bruun, the former coach of the women's golf team.
The other three are about hoops. It's honestly not as bad as it could be. Two of the charges involve the associate of a player who traveled with the team -- getting free hotels and airfare -- who should have paid his own way. By all accounts, the person did reimburse the university for other trips he made. So this may amount to no more than a simple accounting and monitoring error.
On June 6, the University of Memphis will appear before the NCAA's Committee on Infractions in connection with allegations of three major rules violations under Calipari, including the charge that one player -- Derrick Rose? -- didn't take his own SAT. Calipari is not personally implicated in any of the allegations.
The haters are going to take this and run, but I will choose to take the wait-and-see approach. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?
The reality of the matter is that the NCAA's rules are broken in some shape or form by nearly every major program in the country.
Fans cry for squeaky clean programs, but I challenge them to list five that have had sustained success.
I don't know whether or not Calipari is guilty or not. I do know that UK just landed its best recruiting class in a decade. I do know that I am as excited as I have been in years about the upcoming Wildcats' season.
Adding fuel to the fire for Calipari on this day was news that five-star recruit John Wall plead guilty to a Class I misdemeanor for breaking and entering.
Meanwhile, former Kentucky men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie sued the school Wednesday, seeking at least $6 million he says he is owed on his deal for being fired without cause.
It wasn't the best day for the school by any means, but let's not get too carried away.