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Reactions from Calhoun ruling

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---Jim Calhoun, pictured above, and UConn finally received their punishment from the NCAA stemming from a Yahoo! report in March, 2009 by St. Bonaventure grad Adrian Wojnarowski and Dan Wetzel. Calhoun was suspended for three Big East games next season, and the program was placed on probation and handed down recruiting restrictions. Here's some reaction from across the country:

Pat Forde writes the penalties assessed to Bruce Pearl and Jim Calhoun are incremental proof that the Cult of the Head Coach isn’t the ivory tower it used to be. Gary Parrish says all Calhoun really got for cheating was a three-game suspension. Jeff Jacobs said Calhoun has treated this entire sordid affair like it was another basketball game. Here's more reaction from TSN's Mike DeCourcy, The Dagger's Jeff Eisenberg, ESPN's Dana O'Neil, and AOL Fanhouse's David Steele.

---The NCAA will now focus on Tennessee who could release its notice of allegation as early as today.

---The race is on for the No. 4 seed and opening round bye in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, and a handful of teams are in the running. Meanwhile St. Bonaventure hopes to gain ground in the league.

---Utah State has only one win against a team inside the RPI 100 but the Aggies aren't worried about the public's perception.

---Rodney McKissic

(www.twitter.com/rodneyjmckissic)

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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Rodney McKissic

Rodney McKissic

Rodney McKissic began his journalism career in 1989 after graduating from the University of Cincinnati and has worked for The Buffalo News since 2001. A proud father of four children, he enjoys reading in his spare time.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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