Man, looking at those names makes me so happy that Crews is gone. I am not saying we will get them but it looks like Ford has at least the framework of a plan.
If he can land a quality transfer or 2 (The Rutgers big man looks good to me), one 2016 recruit, and get three 2017 guys. That gives us pretty great class balance going forward.
I am just excited to see us listed alongside Big East and top A-10 programs for recruits, and to read reports like "great athlete," "long and lean," "explosive jumper," "shot blocker," etc. Under Crews, it felt like we were recruiting talent for a D2 college in Indiana.
Are we supposed to less offended by the SLU athletes' ignorance because some unrelated sports fans were also ignorant? 10,000 rednecks at Cardinal games can yell whatever racist obscenities they want, and it doesn't make the SLU situation any better or more justified.
I dont agree with what was said, but this was clearly a free speech issue. I dont think SLU has any ability to discipline without creating some legal issues for them. This was a private text message conversation and not a public statement representing SLU.
Free speech means the government cannot repress your speech. A private university can certainly pull your scholarship, your right to play baseball, and/or your right to attend their university, as they should. The problem is that ignorance along these lines is a learned behavior, most often from parents. We can fully expect some equally ignorant parents of players to come to the defense of their racist boys. The whole things is an unfortunate event for the university and an embarrassment to all alumni.