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    Default NCAA forms new, special committee to address recent basketball scandals


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    Usually the surest way to get ZERO accomplished is to form a committee.

    Very little hope for change on this.


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    1st meeting scheduled in Beaverton.

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    Post Coach K Weighs In, Bill Self too

    During yesterday's pre-game press conferences, the question of paying players and changing the game was brought up in the Omaha Region. The linked Deadspin article captures some of Coach K's comments, including:

    It’s not my model that we guys have. We do what the guys tell us to do, okay? So, no, the model needs to be changed, especially in regards to what a kid and his family can do before they come to your institution because the school and the coaches have no control over that.

    And I think it starts with that and a different definition of amateurism. And whatever that does, once they get there — kids get a lot right now. In the last three to four years, I’m not sure how much research you’ve done on it, but if you would compare what kids get today as compared to four years ago, it’s a dramatic improvement, dramatic — not small, dramatic.

    But, again, I’d like for them to take a look at what happens before you get ‘em to make sure that the kid and his family are afforded the opportunity to max out like anyone else in our country what talent will give you.
    https://deadspin.com/sorry-coach-k-b...caa-1824010430

    Bill Self offered up this view:

    But the reality of it is it’s big, big business. It’s big money and everybody is looking to make something out of it. And whether it be scouting services or AAU programs, shoe companies, universities, you could look at all areas and the reason people are in the business is to try to make money.

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    But the reality of it is it’s big, big business. It’s big money and everybody is looking to make something out of it. And whether it be scouting services or AAU programs, shoe companies, universities, you could look at all areas and the reason people are in the business is to try to make money.

    Isn't that all Capone and the mob were trying to do? Make a little money?

    If you break the law to make money, you are part of the problem.
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    Default Interesting opinion piece on the committee's report

    Writing for Forbes, Dave Berri concludes:

    "... [T]his is why true reform is probably not coming to the NCAA anytime soon. The problem isn't youth basketball. It's not the shoe companies. It's not even a few bad coaches. As long as player[s] generate more revenue than they are paid, there will be an incentive for teams to find a way to send more money to players than they are allowed by NCAA rules. To fix that problem, the NCAA has to allow the market to decide what each player should receive. For some players, a scholarship is all that would be needed to get the player to campus. But for others, more money [may] be required. By allowing the schools and players to decide the level of compensation, all cheating -- both by the NCAA and the schools -- would be effectively ended.

    Unfortunately, that approach would also mean a coach like Calipari would end up with substantially less. Because coaches and other college employees who financially benefit from the current system don't want to settle for less, it is not likely the NCAA will ever truly reform its system. And that means we can expect more "corruption" in the future. This "corruption" will then lead to more commissions and more rules."

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbe.../#4d5457983015

    Nowhere does the writer contemplate what impact his "reform" would have upon the national college basketball landscape that is already severely tilted toward a small group of universities. Probably not a big surprise Forbes would lean more toward Adam Smith than toward Adolph Rupp.
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