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UNC's Williams irked by 'ridiculous' NCAA rule

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08:13 AM ET 10.19 | According to North Carolina coach Roy Williams, the NCAA will not waive a rule that prevents a team from traveling to a road game more than 48 hours before tipoff. Williams told ESPN.com at ACC media day Wednesday that the Heels have been denied in two attempts to overturn the waiver so it can leave for a Long Beach State game on the last commercial flight at 5 p.m. out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport. ... So do the Tar Heels have a charter booked? "No," said Williams. "I'm raising cane to get another appeal. It's silly. We're not going to class on Thursday, so why not let us go Wednesday night? What do the student-athletes gain by staying from 5 to 11 p.m.? What we lose is $120,000 by going charter. "This is ridiculous."

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October 19, 2012  08:38 AM ET

What's the idea behind the rule in the first place?

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October 19, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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What's the idea behind the rule in the first place?

Possibly to keep them from getting extra benefits of practice time? Beach time? Miller time?

October 19, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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Dag nab it! Aw shucks Roy! Shuute! Dat bout tearzit! It don't make no dern sense! Yer boyz iz gitten a raw deal! A hunnerd twinny thousin dollarz ain't chicken feed! THE RULES APPLY TO EVERY ROY. EVEN CAROLINA. KNOCK OFF THE COMPLAINING YOU COUNTRY BOY HACK!

Some rules don't apply to UNC, clear academic violation not within the NCAA jurisdiction. Criminal offense, no NCAA rules violation within the NCAA jurisdiction.

Frick UNC
Frick the NCAA
Frick South ClickClack
Go Gators!

October 19, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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Frick UNC Frick the NCAAFrick South ClickClackGo Gators!

That's the spirit!

October 19, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Think about it... When (if ever) has UF-USCe ever been The BIG GAME?

October 19, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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Think about it... When (if ever) has UF-USCe ever been The BIG GAME?

2006 was a pretty big game. Spurrier in the Swamp for the first time as the ClickClOCKs coach. Last second FG block for the Gators to win.

October 19, 2012  11:51 AM ET
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What's the idea behind the rule in the first place?

Obviously to **** off Roy Williams. Seems to be working.....

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October 19, 2012  03:10 PM ET
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Without Africans there would be no America.

The Indians say hello

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October 19, 2012  05:34 PM ET

What's wrong with Afro-American studies? Its American history after all. Lord knows we've all been forced to over learn about white people. Its about time black folks get some equal time.
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They got Soul Train and the BET network ... isn't that enough??

(I swear....only kidding!)

October 19, 2012  05:36 PM ET

and February ....

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October 19, 2012  11:14 PM ET

What kind of effect would this rule have for the Big East teams with San Diego State and Boise State in a couple of years?

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