Last autumn, after it became known that NCAA violations had become the focus of a far-reaching FBI investigation, the NCAA appointed Condoleezza Rice chairman of a reform group full of administrators, coaches and former players. The NCAA commission for college basketball report came out on Wednesday.
There are no surprises here. The only thing that would be surprising is the only thing that would solve the problems of college basketball.
The Commission does not suggest letting players earn money. This is the only thing that could come close to cleaning up the NCAA.
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The NCAA does not allow players to raise money for their talents. The NCAA's ban on player pay is the root of all the actual crimes that FBI members bring forward. When players are paid off the table, they are paid less. There is less incentive to launder money and commit fraud, as the government claims in these cases.
The Commission makes no obvious proposals to help players, even those who do not require payment from the schools.
The Commission is struggling to adjust the Olympic model, where players could benefit from their own athletic similarities, even if the schools do not pay them. But it stops embracing even that light step.
Rice's group also says that the NCAA's seat 1-year transfer rule should be retained. The NCAA could change this rule for players who meet a specific GPA requirement, but even that's not enough to give players the same freedom of movement as their coaches.
The ideas commissioned by do so Supply is a mix of good and evil:
- The NBA and their players end the 19-year minimum age of
- Players can pull the NBA Draft and then all the way back to college if they are not drafted. At the moment, players must retire from the draft in advance to retain the NCAA eligibility.
- Players and recruits are advised by NCAA-certified agents to better assess their career opportunities. The NCAA has already moved in this direction for baseball and men's hockey, but only for high school students on the way to college
- The NCAA establish a fund to pay for the remaining training of players who want to come back to school early when leaving school. It is noteworthy that players are only eligible if they have completed two years of graduation. Many athletic departments already make this guarantee for the players, but there is no NCAA standard.
- An overhaul of the NCAA synonymous with the justice system, away from the volunteer committee on infractions and towards a more professional process.
- Tougher penalties for NCAA rule violations.
- The NCAA take some control over AAU basketball and demand that college coaches go to AAU events only when their finances are in order and they have "educational components". She also suggests setting up NCAA youth programs.
- "Bringing the big footwear companies to become more transparent.
- Recruiting rule is changing to reduce third-party influence.
- Adding more" public members "- people not currently available to schools or the NCAA Working – to NCAA Board of Governors.
Minimum age of NBA really is poor and bringing agent contact with athletes into the light can only be a good thing .AAU Basketball is really ] a wild West, and the regulation could be good, though the NCAA might be terrible for it. "It's a good thing to guarantee long-term scholarship funding for athletes who become professional before graduating, and it's a good thing, naughty players
But at its core, this report is an exercise to maintain the status quo.
Players are the workforce in a nation The tournament alone accounts for more than $ 1 billion per year on television. Players are the product at the heart of the pride and splendor of university sports. The best players in the country know what they are worth, and they know that the NCAA does not want them to get it. If the rules do not change, they will always break.