His dad was actually born with the name "Eddie Battle". But the handwriting on his birth certificate was shoddy, and when he joined the Army, the recruiter believed the name on the Birth Certificate read "Battier" so they signed up "Eddie Battier". Once his dad realized the error, he decided to stick with Battier. Cool story. We could have very easily have been pulling for "Shane Battle" all these years..
Originally Posted by BD80
“I strongly feel that that’s not a basketball issue. I’m in charge of the basketball program as much the chancellor and the athletic director allow me to be. And it’s not a basketball issue.”
Williams said, he is aware of the classes that his players take. “I think it varies on a coach,” he said. “I mean, I’m pretty aware of what our guys are doing. And it’s not a basketball issue, guys. It is not a basketball issue. It’s a university issue.
Roy Williams 2012