A roundup of what others are saying about Frank Haith

Thursday, August 18, 2011 | 11:10 a.m. CDT

Allegations of NCAA violations reported by Yahoo Sports at the University of Miami have reached 1,153 miles from Coral Gables to the MU Athletic Department and new basketball coach Frank Haith.

Here are some links to reports and commentary on the developing controversy:

Blogger Aaron Schafer of the Riverfront Times believes that while Haith is in deep water, so is Mizzou.

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports details all of the allegations against Haith.

Editor Matt Conner of SB Nation's Kansas City regional site wonders aloud why Haith was ever hired in the first place.

Columnist Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says that no matter the outcome, the damage has already been done.

Columnist Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star looks at those without guilt who could be affected the most: the Mizzou basketball players.

Fans discuss the issues in TigerBoard's basketball forum.

Sports Editor Joe Walljasper of the Columbia Daily Tribune believes the time to start the search for a new head coach is now.

Frank Haith is on the hot seat, but Mike Alden should not be there too, says columnist Gabe DeArmond of

Mizzou was given no indication by the NCAA that Haith was involved in an ongoing investigation when he was hired, Vahe Gregorian of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Eric Niewoehner August 18, 2011 | 11:21 p.m.

Sports reporting is typically on the edge of tabloid journalism, fueled by rumor and innuendo. Vahe Gregorian did a good job of simply pointing out the options available to Mizzou.

Big time sports is one of the few professions where a supervisor can lose a job based on the actions of countless and virtually nameless associates who happen to work in the same organization. The NCAA investigation will do the work of linking Frank Haith to the scandal at Miami. Until then, the rest is gossip, slander and wrongful incrimination.

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