NCAA swears it will put a stop to coa...

NCAA swears it will put a stop to coaches' cursing

There are 141 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Oct 22, 2007, titled NCAA swears it will put a stop to coaches' cursing. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The no-cursing rule for college basketball coaches is finally going to be enforced this season.

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sick of it

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Oct 22, 2007
another example of society taking away a persons personality ...we will all be robots someday and programed by the "authority"

Monon, IN

#3 Oct 22, 2007
Let's crack down on the cheaters first.

United States

#4 Oct 22, 2007
I would be more concerned about the cheaters too...not the speech. Sounds like the NCAA is diverting attention from recruitment violations to language.


Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, Indiana

#5 Oct 22, 2007
There are more important issues for the NCAA to address.

To think swearing can be taken out of coaches vocabulary is like telling teenager to stop listening to music with swearing.

Just not going to happen. Unfortunetly, todays society accepts swearing way to much.

Teachers in schools can do nothing about swearing unless they are sweared at directly.

Parents try (probably about half) but against the social tide of society today. It become rare they succeed completely.

The NCAA should just focus on fixing other issues that are more pressing in collegiate athletics today.

United States

#6 Oct 22, 2007
"Golly gee whiz Ted, I really think you made a mistake on that call and I wish you would consider my point of view as you continue to officiate the game. Thanks and have a blessed trip down the floor."
Curse of the General

Carmel, IN

#7 Oct 22, 2007
Texas Tech will have a whole new meaning.
About time

Columbus, IN

#8 Oct 22, 2007
Is this for English curse words only?I would hope that the officials know other languages as well.

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Oct 22, 2007
right wing stiffs gone crazy!

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Oct 22, 2007
this is a no brainer!you want the coaches to stop cussing?just hit them in the wallet!10,000 dollars for every cuss word spoken,have this money donated to local charities!you will never hear a cuss word again!

United States

#11 Oct 22, 2007
Who're Bob Knight's assistants? Sounds like they'll be doing some game coaching.

Fairhope, AL

#12 Oct 22, 2007
It's about time the NCAA exercised some leadership. Look at how much attendance is down at sport events because today's parents do not want to subject their children to foul language and bad behavior from players or fans.

Imagine a coach actually building players up into champions instead of tearing them down and throwing in bad vocabulary along with it. Yes, some sorry coaches and fans will say it's crazy but they are the same spoiled kids (downright hillbilly goats) who demonstrated their inability to speak the english language because they thought it was cool when they were younger.

Duncan, OK

#13 Oct 22, 2007
What the hell? This is bullsh*t. Who cares about cussing.

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Oct 22, 2007
It was BOB Knight that brought down IU with all the cussing, I don't hear you Slack Jaws talking abou that. The truth hurts

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Oct 22, 2007
With all of the coaches in the country I find it hard to believe IU is the only one to be making all of these illegal phone calls.

Louisville, KY

#16 Oct 22, 2007
I find the spitting offensive. Can we ban that too??? It is a health risk for others, and sets a poor example.
About time

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Oct 22, 2007
If it a rule, enforce it. If you didn't need one, it wouldn't be one.

As fas as ones of you that think its a right, part of the game, trait of the coach, or just plan no big deal. Well, your flecking idiots.

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Oct 22, 2007
OK, now we need a guide as to what defines a curse word and the complete list of curse words so we will know which ones are being considered, so no one slips...we all need to be on the same page here!!

Zionsville, IN

#19 Oct 22, 2007
Does that nmean the Bobby Knight is going be out of a job?

Duncan, OK

#20 Oct 22, 2007
right wing stiffs gone crazy!
Far left wing on this one my friend, led my the pure and innocent Miles Brand.

United States

#21 Oct 22, 2007
Put Kelvin Sampson back on the committee. Then everyone will have to stop swearing except him.

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