Iowa State men’s basketball: Iowa Supreme Court could keep Bubu Palo from playing


The drama between Bubu Palo and Iowa State continues as the Iowa Attorney General’s Office has requested that the Iowa Supreme Court grant an immediate stay on the decision to keep the basketball player off the team.

Mar 24, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes guard Aaron Craft (4) works against the Iowa State Cyclones guard Bubu Palo (1) in the second half during the third round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at University of Dayton Arena. Ohio State defeated Iowa State 78-75. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

From the Iowa State Daily:

"The attorney general’s office, on behalf of the Regents, has asked the Supreme Court to grant it an immediate stay to keep Palo from playing.According to records obtained by the [Des Moines] Register, the Iowa Attorney General’s Office argued that, “The district court’s ruling deprives the Board of Regents and Iowa State University of its legal authority to establish and enforce expectations of conduct for students while attending the university.”"

To sort everything out: Palo is still appealing Iowa State president Steven Leath’s decision to kick him off the team. That ruling by Leath was backed by the Iowa Board of Regents, but Judge Thomas Bice granted Palo a temporary stay last Thursday to be able to play on the Cyclone men’s basketball team while the appeal took place.

Now, on behalf of both the Board of Regents and Iowa State, the Iowa Supreme Court could rule an immediate stay on the university’s decision.

In an interview with the Daily back on Sunday night, Palo was doing this to clear his name, not just return to the basketball court. He practiced with the team on Monday.

This whole process is far from over, and there will be plenty of updates throughout the week. Do you believe that Palo should be reinstated on the team or not?