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Eglseder is a key player for the Panthers. He accounts for more than 12 points and nearly eight rebounds per game. He’s a 7-foot lug in a conference and a sport that lacks them. Northern Iowa is on the bubble right now, and with another two losses, it would likely mutate from an at-large candidate to a sure-fire NIT squad. Making The Tournament would be an economic boost to the school. So with that in mind, it seems, at this hour, that head coach Ben Jacobson is content with the perception that he goes easy on his players when they break the law. Three games is weak, I don’t care how thin your bench is.
[...] That’s version 24 out of How to React to Controversy coach’s handbook, I believe. The games Eglseder is schedule to miss: Creighton, Old Dominion and Evansville. ODU is noteworthy because it’s the BracketBusters game. I wish Jacobson would send a message and pine the kid until the conference tournament at least. Creighton and Evansville would struggle to beat UNI this year even if the Panthers only played four guys.