Has UC athletic director Mike Thomas or university president Nancy Zimpher commented on the Bearcats being unfairly denied a NCAA Tournament bid?
If they have, I've yet to hear or read it.
Not to incite the conspiracy theorists, but the 'Cats failure to reach the NCAA Tournament certainly makes it easier for Thomas/Zimpher to play hardball with Kennedy when it comes time to seriously discuss him as a candidate for head coach.
UPDATE: Thomas broke his silence to Bill Koch of the Enquirer earlier this week. He said he was surprised that the Bearcats did not earn a NCAA Tournament bid. He did say he was confident that the kids would play hard in the NIT. No mention or show of support for Andy Kennedy, which is no surprise.