College athletics are serious business for many sports fans, and some of the decisions the NCAA makes draw an incredible amount of ire by those affected. When it comes to ruling eligibility cases, not only is a player affected, but a team's hopes and dreams can hang in the balance, and in the hands of the NCAA. Such was the case with Enes Kanter, a one-time Washington commit who went back on his word and chose to sign with Kentucky.â†µ
We all know the story by now. Kanter played with a professional team in Turkey and was found to have been paid above and beyond the amount the NCAA deems necessary for basic living expenses, forcing him to forfeit his eligibility. New NCAA president, and former University of Washington president, Mark Emmert talked about Kanter's decision and the backlash he faced from fans of Kentucky, presumably, at Thursday's Final Four press conference.â†µâ†µ
Emmert , BTW, received death threats from UK fans over NCAA eligibility ruling on Enes Kanter.â†µ
On the plus side, Kentucky is in the Final Four, even with Kanter ineligible. The NCAA is serious business and can, apparently, be hazardous to your health.