[quote="NationBuilder, post:3, topic:1984"]In order to achieve "Success With Honor," you must achieve "Success."[/quote]
So what you’re saying is that in order to achieve success with honor, we must first achieve success at any cost, then work up to the honor part?
No thank you, Sir. As critical as I am of the current staff, I’m not willing to suggest that Al Davis’ mantra of 'Just win, baby!" applies to PSU. And we did have success w/ honor in men’s bb during the Parkhill era…
It is very hard to “win with honor” in college basketball. It is trivial, though, to “lose with honor”. Look at Cal Tech, for example. So I can’t give PSU credit here for losing with integrity when I think they can do better than they are without selling their souls. … and since when is NOT being able to supply the team a workable PRACTICE FACILITY a symptom of altruism?
The impressive thing about PSU as an athletic department is the avoidance of ANY violations, in a huge business that has over a dozen teams that could potentially slip up while no one is looking. This amazes me when you consider that just one coach, or just on booster, could have ruined it at any time. Of course, we have Joe Paterno taking care of the $ucce$$ portion of things and I don’t think people realize his effect. We’ll see what happens when he’s gone and we start seeing sections of empty seats in Beaver stadium.
I think that mens cbb is by far the slimiest, dirtiest, sleeziest business in all of college sports, perhaps in all of sports period.
I think you are working at huge disadvantages when you are trying to do things the right way.
I’m not by any means making excuses, but I think that this is a big factor.
One-and-doners. Pearl, Calhoun. Collegiate “match-makers”. Boosters. AAU coaches being hired as assistants. The entire AAU system period. $100M arenas being built by a dozen kids who’s scholarships are worth 1/10th of the Head Coach’s salary?
It’s really dirty.