Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Jordi’s Thought on the NCAA Punishment

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I know NoleCC already talked about the NCAA’s decision, and his 6 points were excellent, but I have one thought of my own.

According to Andrew Carter, the NCAA striped the FSU Men’s Basketball Team of the following:

  • 22 victories from the 2006-07 season
  • 19 Regular Season wins
  • 1 ACC Tournament win
  • 2 NIT Post Season wins

Now granted, only Ryan Reid is around from that team, and it might not mean much to many of the other players on the current hoops squad, but do you know who will never forget those games?

Me.

The 2006-2007 men’s basketball season was my first living outside of Tallahassee since the 1999 season. While in Tallahassee, I went to several, if not all of the men’s basketball games. And although I can’t find record of it, as a recent grad still hankering for a flavor of Tallahassee, I know I made the trip from Tampa to Tallahassee a few times during the ’06-07 season to see the Noles play. I probably saw more than one of those 19 regular season victories.

Then, on March 9th, 2007, I know for a fact the Noles beat Clemson in the ACC tournament. The game was played at the St. Pete Times Forum, and I was there. I saw it with my own eyes.

It happened.

The Noles won.

They can erase it from the record books all they want, but the NCAA cannot take that game away from me.

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