Skip to comments.NCAA president Mark Emmert on Yahoo report: ‘Systematic failures … must be fixed’
Posted on 02/25/2018 4:04:05 AM PST by Libloather
Yahoo obtained documents detailing the recruitment methods that former NBA agent Andy Miller and an employee, Christian Dawkins, used to chase potential clients. Payments as high as $73,000 are detailed and current athletes like Dukes Wendell Carter, Michigan States Miles Bridges, Kentuckys Kevin Knox and Alabamas Collin Sexton are all listed in those documents.
These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America, Emmerts statement read. Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports. They are an affront to all those who play by the rules.
Following the Southern District of New Yorks indictments last year, the NCAA Board of Governors and I formed the independent Commission on College Basketball, chaired by Condoleezza Rice, to provide recommendations on how to clean up the sport. With these latest allegations, its clear this work is more important now than ever. The Board and I are completely committed to making transformational changes to the game and ensuring all involved in college basketball do so with integrity.
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Moms score some walkin' around loot, players get 'loans', students get good grades on classes they never attended and some hookers are called in. It's all good.
That’s quite a legacy in the making. The families of everyone involved must be very proud.
I’m thinking Emmert and the entire NCAA apparatus ought to be classified “systematic failures” so the NBA and NFL can pull back the curtain on their erstwhile minor leagues by bringing professional management and the money out in the open. Stop with the charades, make the real money flow so the non-revenue sports get a funding stream.
The first step that needs to happen is to cease paying any college coach more than the president of the university makes. If the president is the CEO of the campus, then absolutely no one should earn more than he/she does.
How about starting by stepping down, Mark.
Schools make millions off of “student” athletes. It is foolish to expect that not to attract corruption.
then the dumb jocks are co opted to become kneelers.
Emmert, a UNCheat grad, and the NCAA lost all respect when they let UNCheat off the hook with their bogus african american degree scam.
So Says the fraud who wants to stick his nose
in other states business But wont even clean up his own crap hole
Sanctimonious asshole who speaking out now only because their ass got busted by the FBI
The only fix is to end the ridiculous idiotic NCAA rules that make it so the only people that can’t make money on the athletes is the athletes themselves. You’ve got a multi-billion dollar industry with an unpaid labor force, that just doesn’t work.
Can you imagine what they are paying the refs?
I thought the NCAA solved all of this under Myles Brand when they banned schools from using Native American names.
Sounds like it’s way past time to split off the sports section from any/all ‘education centers’. Work out some ‘affiliation’ maybe (no details at the moment, or even if that’s a GOOD idea)
I’d suspect, when the $$$ fails to directly prop-up the ‘school’, said school will then audit/care about grades and the like.
mark is just hoping more schools will self report so the NCAA can really get tough on this behavior.
UNC(University of No Classes) got off Scott free, nothing much will happen from the NCAA.
FBI is a different story.
Then let the NBA and NFL create their own minor league. Paid athletes have no business in college. They are only their because of rules made by the NFL and NBA.
And Mark Emmert knew and should be subsequently fired.
What’s wrong with paid athletes in college? A good chunk of the students get paid to be there in some form or another, and they aren’t even generating revenue for the school. The basketball and football players are causing 10s even 100s of millions of dollars to land in the college’s coffers, not allowing them to be paid is simply narrow minded and stupid.
The only fix is to end the ridiculous idiotic NCAA rules that make it so the only people that cant make money on the athletes is the athletes themselves. Youve got a multi-billion dollar industry with an unpaid labor force, that just doesnt work.
The revenue sports support the non-revenue sports. TV contracts and ticket revenue support a very expensive system to maintain. When analyzed, you will find very few programs actually make money. Recently, conferences have undergone extensive realignment due to decreasing revenue and an inability to maintain the system at most universities. The house of cards is about to collapse.
Players receive a $150,000 college education for their trouble and, if they graduate that should be worth more than money in future success.
Paying players just opens a new can of worms that will hasten the destruction of the college system. We don’t need NFL light for college undergrads. Paid athletes bring out a few more complex problems:
1- Will only revenue producing athletes get paid?
2- How will the “salaries” be determined?
3- How will salaries be apportioned regarding degree requirements?
4- What are these athletes actually being paid for? Will they have to perform at certain levels, what about injury and compensation? Will law suits be filed for negligence due to injury and loss of wages?
5- Will agents be allowed as athlete representatives to “negotiate” salaries?
6- What will the unintended consequences be? Will all scholarship students then demand payment for academic success? Where will that money come from? What will the universities do when the law suits are filed for equal pay for equal work and anti-discrimination against women athletes?
Studies have shown that fully half of professional athletes are broke 5 years after they stop playing, I think this is a risky and fruitless road to go down. Better, in my opinion. to purge the system of the bad actors and opportunists than to double down on the very thing that is destroying the college experience as it is.
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