NCAA Forms Commission on College Basketball

The Commission on College Basketball has been established by the NCAA Board of Governors, Division I Board of Directors and President Mark Emmert to fully examine critical aspects of Division I men’s basketball. Specifically, the commission will focus on three areas:

The relationship of the NCAA national office, member institutions, student-athletes and coaches with outside entities.
These relationships include:

  • Apparel companies and other commercial entities, to establish an environment where they can support programs in a transparent way, but not become an inappropriate or distorting influence on the game, recruits or their families.
  • Non-scholastic basketball, with a focus on the appropriate involvement of college coaches and others.
  • Agents or advisors, with an emphasis on how students and their families can get legitimate advice without being taken advantage of, defrauded or risk their NCAA eligibility.

The NCAA’s relationship with the NBA.
The commission will explore the challenging effect the NBA’s so-called “one and done” rule has had on college basketball, including how the NCAA can change its own eligibility rules to address that dynamic.

Creating the right relationship between the universities and colleges of the NCAA and its national office to promote transparency and accountability.
The commission will be asked to evaluate whether the appropriate degree of authority is vested in the current enforcement and eligibility processes. It will also examine if the collaborative model provides the investigative tools, cultural incentives and structures to ensure exploitation and corruption cannot hide in college sports.