Why are the Tigers’ fans so upset? John Calipari did take Memphis to the Final Four in 2008, but the NCAA vacated those results as a result of the scandal surrounding Derrick Rose and the SAT. Many Memphis fans remain upset about that blow to the school’s reputation.
Will be honoring Hall of Fame coach @UKCoachCalipari in Memphis, Dec 28-29. Stay tuned for details. Will be a great homecoming.— Dr. M. David Rudd (@UofMemphisPres) September 9, 2015
With Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari recently entering the Basketball Hall of Fame, NCAA basketball betting fans might expect all of the places where Calipari has been on the bench to honor him. The University of Memphis had announced earlier in the week that they would be honoring Calipari, who led the Tigers from 2000-2009. This announcement led to widespread anger throughout the university community, which led to university president Dr. M. David Rudd announcing that the honor would not be taking place. Here is Dr. Rudd’s statement: