The Sassiest Tweets After SU Announced Its Self-Imposed Post-Season Basketball Ban
On February 4, at approximately 5:18 p.m., something tragic happened in Syracuse — something unthinkable. Students stopped short in their snowy tracks through the quad. Professors cancelled class instantly. Somewhere, Chancellor Kent Syverud cackled manically while sitting in an armchair and petting a cat.
Syverud sent an email to students, faculty, and staff notifying them that SU has enacted a self-imposed one-year post-season ban for the men’s 2014-15 basketball season as part of its case pending before the NCAA Committee on Infractions. The ban includes the ACC Tournament and any additional post-season tournaments such as the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament and the National Invitational Tournament (NIT).
If there's one thing to know about 'Cuse students, it's that they like their sports. Specifically, basketball. Perhaps 'Cuse really is dead after all.
People turned to Twitter, of course, to express their displeasure. And we've got to say, some of you are pretty sassy! But, we love the sass, so keep it coming. Here are some of our favorite responses to the #BasketballBanOf2015.
KENT WAT R U DOING WOOOOOWWWOWOWOWOWOW WHOA WHOA WHOA RIP CHANCELLOR KENT THERES GONNA BE A MOB OMG RIP SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY. — Cody Hokanson-Love (@AtCodyLove) February 4, 2015
I don't think Kent is real I think he's an automated robot who is poorly programmed and keeps choosing the worst possible option — Montana McBirney (@MontanaMcBirney) February 4, 2015
Can’t wait for the special Syracuse T-shirt commemorating its postseason ban. — Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) February 4, 2015
I'm going to place a self-imposed ban on people I follow Tweeting about Syracuse basketball. — Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) February 4, 2015
All of a sudden campus is full of PR majors, basketball experts, and insiders to the NCAA investigation. Stellar — Mike R (@RemptoriousBIG) February 5, 2015
Kent Syverud ruining Syracuse. Single handedly. — Dro. (@_jessicabee) February 5, 2015
Kent's plan all along was to come to Syracuse from Georgetown and mess with our basketball program — Dakota Kann (@DakotaKann) February 4, 2015
Current Syracuse players being penalized for past transgressions of former players and Boeheim. Better idea just ban Boeheim from postseason
— Jason Elmquist (@jelmquistSW) February 4, 2015
...and I am wondering if Kent has anything to do with this because he is responsible for every negative thing that happens in Syracuse — Ñooooooooooooo (@NicolerBear_) February 4, 2015
There's gonna be riots outside Kent's house tonight — Kathleen O'Brien (@katiedobrien) February 4, 2015
I SPENT A LOT MORE ON SEASON TICKETS THAN A NON ANSWER PRESS RELEASE EMAIL KENT — Jackie Green (@heyitsjackiex) February 4, 2015
And we can't forget the Yik Yaks: