Charles Barkley Explains What Makes It Tough To Play Basketball At ‘Football Schools’
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During Saturday’s coverage of the NCAA Tournament, Charles Barkley shared his insights on being a college basketball player or coach at a “football school”...

“One reason I admire Bruce Pearl and coach Oats at Alabama and Andy, when you’re at a school where basketball doesn’t matter, it’s very difficult,” Barkley said, via 247Sports. “I love Auburn, but we’re like between spring football, regular season and offseason football before they talk about basketball. It’s tough in those situations.”

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LSU rotates nicely until it’s baseball and basketball season. Then again, we aren’t usually still playing hoops this time of year. Hope it extends at least another week.
Reply2 months
LSU fans will support any team that wins. If Wade keeps winning the fan support will grow. Sprucing up the PMAC at some point wouldn't hurt either.
2 months
Florida has been pretty good at both as well. Another reason it's hard to win at big football is the desire to never give the NCAA a reason to come to campus and look at anything. The football schools make sure the basketball programs are not out of line so football doesn't fall under a microscope.
Reply2 months
And don't forget Florida baseball...
2 months
You don't win basketball SEC championships at any school if it doesn't matter. BAMA and the barn have both accomplished this recently. The fact that football will always be king shouldn't suggest people don't care. It does suggest some folks need to quit speaking in the extreme.
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