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Cain comeback?

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by RK, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. RK

    RK UBL Club Member

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    Buffscoop just tweeted this with no other context
    "You think this is a case of Cain talking with his family and realizing they can't pay for school and now he is reluctantly playing again?"
     
  2. Black&Yella

    Black&Yella New Member

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    ehh

    He's probably just realizing that he passed up the chance to play pac 12 ball on the west coast and is like what am i thinking? With the tutoring and study hall hours the athletes are required to have, it takes a real piece of work to fall behind academically.
     
  3. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    I thought this thread was about sexual harrassment.
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Why make that accusation? If he knows something and wants to call him out, then do it. Otherwise, it's irresponsible. Andrew, for better or worse, is running a media outlet now that they have CU press credentials. He needs to act like it.
     
  5. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Typical buffscoop stirring the pot, when will that guy ever learn. Sure Plati must be pretty glad he credentialed him.
     
  6. Del

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    so is he back on the team or what? I don't get it.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    He's not practicing with the team yet, but it's in the works. It's gone public now, so I'll move the main thread out of the club member area and post it in the hoops forum.
     
  8. dyemeduke

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    Did you know any scholarship athletes? Do you realize how much time they have to devote to practice and team activities? I'm not saying that it's easy to fall behind academically, but it doesn't take "a real piece of work"...especially considering that some of these guys (maybe not Cain, but more on the football team) come from poor high schools and are honestly trying to have fun in college - just like every other kid.

    I'll always remember one study session I had and my friend on the football team stopped by. He looked out of it as we worked through homework problems, and he eventually just said that he couldn't focus. He was too worked up about the impending Oklahoma game and it was his duty to cover their AA tight end that week. He pulled out his playbook, which was very thick. I felt bad for him...granted we are engineers, so this is an extreme case of academic requirements. Still, many athletes are in exact same position. It's more difficult to be a college athlete at a major program than many people realize...NOT saying it's impossible or we should coddle kids that slip into bad standing, but don't think it's a cakewalk.
     
  9. azbuff

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    Really? I worked 2-3 jobs at a time, graduated with honors and still partied my way through CU. Trust me, I would have much rather been a student-athlete than working my way through school. I'd welcome Cain back, but I have little sympathy for the plight of the student athlete.
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Cain decided not to play because of a medical risk. He recently got medical clearance. The academic thing was a cover story.
     
  11. Tractor

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    Do we know when he'd be permitted to begin practicing again? This could really be CU's best case scenario:

    We put him in late in the OOC games to get him back into the flow of the game and learn our schemes.
    He'll be in game shape (or real close) by the conference slate
    Able to redshirt Mills

    God that would rock. Good luck to him!
     
  12. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    weird. why? what's the motive here...? just curious.
     
  13. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    +1 on that! Give a schollie boy some of those scut jobs I had to do to pay for college and he'd be back on the court in...oh...about 15 minutes! Like AZ, I managed to graduate with enough of a GPA to hit Grad school, without any of those fancy tutors or study halls. In fact, I helped volunteer tutor a couple of jocks.
     
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  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Personal privacy. I wouldn't want my medical history made public.
     
  15. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    true. i guess i just assumed it was a knee or ankle or something sports related. bad assumption on my part.
     
  16. azbuff

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    If he has medical clearance and the academic thing was a cover story, then AZ is especially out of line.
     
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    Guys, I wanted to clear up that tweet from the @Buffscoop account. AZ and I were texting about the situation and for some reason, he accidentally typed it into his twitter (through text message, if some of you get texted twitter alerts whatever you type back is sent as a tweet) instead of sending it to my personal phone. That message was not meant to be public and it was taken down.

    Now, I want to apologize for the tweet on his behalf and let you all know that whatever negative insinuations that could be taken from that tweet were not intended. We want to apologize to all those who read that and any offense it caused. We are striving to be as reliable and accountable as any other CU recruiting site, and deeply regret the mistake that was made regarding that tweet.
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Thank you, Yung.
     
  19. RK

    RK UBL Club Member

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    Had a feeling that tweet was a mistake considering there was no other context
     
  20. btbuff

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    Makes more sense now.
     
  21. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    AZ's professionalism shines through once again. Who wouldn't want to get info from him?
     
  24. DBT

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    Give me a break! My daughter worked two jobs, played club soccer (which is pretty intense, not intramurals), and did her share of having fun and pulled a 3.4. My youngest has worked 2 jobs at 32 hours a week, does Big Brothers, is working in a "soup kitchen" next week and has a 3.0 with a double major. Athletes have it easy. My oldest had a class with a star player. He slept through class while a lady (tutor) took notes.
     

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