Snoop in the Phog
On Sept. 23, the NCAA sent a formal Notice of Allegations to Kansas with Level 1 violations, which Kansas said they’ll "fiercely dispute." What Kansas didn’t say is they’ll troll the NCAA into the ground until everything is resolved. Four days after receiving the notice, Kansas released a promo video for Late Night in the Phog that announced Snoop Dogg’s appearance with Bill Self donning a dollar-sign chain draped over an Adidas shirt. And at Late Night on Friday, Snoop showed up with a money gun and pole dancers.
Kansas played dumb after the evening:
"We apologize to anyone who was offended by the Snoop Dogg performance at Late Night," athletics director Jeff Long said. "We made it clear to the entertainers’ manager that we expected a clean version of the show and took additional steps to communicate to our fans, including moving the artist to the final act of the evening, to ensure that no basketball activities would be missed if anyone did not want to stay for his show. I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting all details of the performance and offer my personal apology to those who were offended. We strive to create a family atmosphere at Kansas and fell short of that this evening."
After Washington loses to New England on Sunday, they’ll be 0-5 and on their way to a fourth sub-.500 mark in Jay Gruden’s six seasons as head coach. And on Friday, a tweeted video appeared to show him smoking weed and getting cozy on a sidewalk, though PFT’s Mike Florio says the videos aren’t new.
"Those videos including images of Washington coach Jay Gruden that emerged on Friday are not new videos. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the videos are more than a year old, if not older than that.
JP Finlay, among others, sought a comment but was told no comment: "I reached out to the Redskins about the videos circulating online that appear to be Jay Gruden. The team has declined to comment."
This was interesting
I had Brett McMurphy on this week’s podcast to chat Ohio State and Urban Meyer, the Rutgers’ search and more. And while discussing the fallout and reactions from last year’s story that ultimately led to Meyer’s "retirement," he said an ESPN anchor offered to fund his story.
Florida is wearing 1960s throwback uniforms vs. Auburn ... Cincinnati trolled UCF with a Disney spoof after the Knights’ second loss of the season ... Tennessee dismissed the player from the September arrest video (which led to Pruitt asking why an arrest warrant must be served) ... St. Thomas (Minn.) is seeking a Division-I waiver after getting booted from their conference for being too good.
Odds and Ends
Ranking Big 12 football uniforms ... Conor McGregor charged with assault ... Guy in a Shrek mask was the best part of GameDay in Gainesville ... New trailer for Sam Mendes’ "1917" movie ... Stefon Diggs isn’t denying he requested a trade ... This is a tad early: 20 predictions for the 2020 NCAA Tournament.
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