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RE: Problems for Wichita St in hoops
(10-13-2020 04:38 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  
(10-13-2020 02:09 PM)Eldonabe Wrote:  While not the same in terms of the specific accusations, Umass' run in the 90's may parallel this.

What happens next will be everything for this school. Umass completely blew it with it's post Calapari hire. They got to the dance the next 2 years mostly on reputation hang over and they have been in a virtual death spiral ever since. Only now - 20+ years later - are they finally starting to see some light again and that is still on shaky ground.

Part of the problem was the hire but the bigger problem IMO was the expectations of the fan base. They got spoiled by the success and lost track of the process behind it. Band wagon jumpers could not jump fast enough and it only compounded a bad situation.

WSU has to get rid of Marshall - and the next man up will be on a short leash.

Good Luck - I hope you do not endure the same fate Umass did for the last 20+ years.

UMass was nowhere near as strong a program as Wichita.

Calipari took UMass to its 2nd NCAA tournament appearance ever. Before Calipari, UMass played in a 4,000 seat gym.

Wichita went to the National Final game in 1965. They had been to 3 Elite Eights, and went to the Sweet 16 two years before Marshall was hired. They sold out their 10,500 seat arena for the whole season about half the years from 1980-2006.


I know the history a little bit, but if Marshall goes now it is under scandal and that is different than just having some down years.

I am not wishing any ill will, I just see a potential problem. The world has changed and tolerance for mediocrity has shortened - bigly.
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RE: Problems for Wichita St in hoops
Yeah, there is more of a recency bias and impatience for lack of success, and even what that “success” is when/if defined (if even rational) that could put Wichita in a bad place. And at a time when and where consistent success could allow one to outshine others in conference realignment considerations.

I got the impression Wichita wants to keep pace with Creighton. I don’t know if this helps any.
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RE: Problems for Wichita St in hoops
Still nothing. Insiders on Shockers board saying this was Patty Beamer who got the (now terminated) President to listen to her and the ball rolling for Goodman. This is all very fascinating to watch unfold.
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