One of the most interesting stories of the week has to be the deal that fell through between Steve Masiello and the University of Southern Florida. USF announced that Masiello would be the school’s next basketball coach on Tuesday before pulling the offer because of some information that was uncovered during a background check. It turns out Masiello lied on his resume.
Various sources reported on Wednesday that Masiello never actually graduated from the University of Kentucky, where he played four seasons as a walk-on from 1996-2000. Tim Cowlishaw doesn’t think that should matter.
“What’s the difference between having a degree from Kentucky and almost having a degree from Kentucky?” Cowlishaw quipped on Wednesday’s edition of Around the Horn. “Are either of those things really relevant?”
Cowlishaw was obviously looking to ruffle feathers, and he accomplished his goal. Tony Reali and the rest of the panel instantly began discussing the possible ramifications of Cowlishaw’s comments, which included a healthy bashing from our friends at Kentucky Sports Radio.
You know Cowlishaw is enjoying every second of it.