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Father Jenkins appointed to NCAA Commission on College Basketball

INDIANAPOLIS -- The president of the NCAA announced the creation of a Commission on College Basketball, following the recent federal corruption and bribery allegations at several schools. Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins has been appointed to the commission.

The commission will be led by Dr. Condoleezza Rice and made up of leaders from higher education, college sports, government and the business world, according to a press release. Former student-athletes will also be involved.

NCAA President Mark Emmert said the commission will look into the relationships between the universities and colleges of the NCAA and its national office, as well as its relationships with sponsors and businesses.

“We need to do right by student-athletes. I believe we can — and we must — find a way to protect the integrity of college sports by addressing both sides of the coin: fairness and opportunity for college athletes, coupled with the enforcement capability to hold accountable those who undermine the standards of our community,” Emmert said.

The commission will begin its work in November.

For more information on the commission, click here to read the charter.


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