Rhoades putting his foot down and forcing our players off of social media because sometimes they say things that get donors riled up would be a monumentally tone deaf move in the current climate.
Many college basketball players are taking the NBA's lead to use their platform to become athlete-activists, as is their right. I would not at all be surprised this year to see kids kneeling during the anthem and/or games being boycotted. If that is something you won't support or stand for, that's fine - take your money and spend it elsewhere. That's your platform, and if you want to use it like that, do it. Just be civil.
Either way, it's not on a 19 year old black kid to be silent or his 50 year old white coach to silence him.
That will be me if they decide to use the game as a platform and has nothing do with what side I'm on. There is a time and place for everything, a great "life lesson" and a sporting event is neither.
I expect the program to be clean, top to bottom.
I expect the program to entertain me
I expect the kids, coaches, admin to be respectful and responsible citizens.
I expect student athletes to be successful in the classroom
I expect student athletes to be successful on the court/field.
A 19 year college athlete or an NBA player that's paid $450,000 per game has about the same credibility when it comes to normal life experiences. We all have the rights to voice our opinions but most of us understand that we don't get to do it at work, where your opinion could be detrimental to your employers business.