NCAA Commission on College Basketball presents its findings

The NCAA Commission on College Basketball presented its recommendations Wednesday morning at 8 a.m.

After the presentation, the NCAA Board of Governors and Division I Board of Directors will meet to review the recommendations and determine the next steps.

The Commission on College Basketball was formed to examine several aspects of Division I men's basketball, including:

  • The relationship of the NCAA national office, member institutions, student-athletes and coaches with outside entities. (including apparel companies and agents)
  • The NCAA's relationship with the NBA.
  • Creating the right relationship between the universities and colleges of the NCAA and its national office to promote transparency and accountability.

Members of the commission include former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice and Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

Forward the video to 26 minutes to watch the press conference

The Findings

In a report, the NCAA made these suggestions:

  • End the “one-and-done”
  • Allow for student-athletes to test professional prospects and maintain eligibility without a professional contract
  • Permit students to receive assessment of professional prospects earlier with certified agents
  • Make the promise of an education real by providing resources
  • Implement an independent investigation for complex cases
  • Enact core punishments
  • Make non-scholastic basketball finances transparent
  • Make apparel companies that sponsor non-scholastic basketball transparent and accountable
  • Establish NCAA youth basketball programs

President of the University of Notre Dame Reverend John Jenkins reacts

In press release, President of the University of Notre Dame Reverend John Jenkins offered his comments over the findings.

“With its recommendations today, the commission seeks to sound the death knell of the educational sham that is ‘one and done,’ restore integrity to the game and otherwise remind us that a college’s first obligation to its athletes is a good education," said Jenkins.

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