Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Ohio State President Rips Notre Dame, Catholics, SEC
Ohio State President Gordon Gee took shots at Notre Dame, Roman Catholics and the SEC in a December meeting of the school’s Athletic Council, according to The Associated Press.
On the Big Ten negotiating with Notre Dame, Gee, a Mormon, said: “The fathers are holy on Sunday, and they’re holy hell on the rest of the week.
“You just can’t trust those damn Catholics on a Thursday or a Friday, and so, literally, I can say that.”
On Notre Dame joining the ACC: “Notre Dame wanted to have its cake and eat it, too.”
On SEC fans who say the Big Ten struggles with math because it has 14 teams: “You tell the SEC when they can learn to read and write, then they can figure out what we’re doing.”
According to the AP, the university called the statements inappropriate and said Gee is undergoing a “remediation plan” because of the remarks.
“The comments I made were just plain wrong, and in no way do they reflect what the university stands for,” he said in the statement. “They were a poor attempt at humor and entirely inappropriate. There is no excuse for this and I am deeply sorry.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
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