Condoleezza Rice's Commission on College Basketball had a real chance to call for positive change. Instead, her recommendations nibble at the edges of what's ailing college basketball and protect the NCAA's profits while ignoring the real problems.
The Commission on College Basketball called for sweeping changes in the sport, including working with the NBA to get rid of the “one-and-done” rule and deliver harsher penalties for rule-breakers. The commission, headed by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, also recommended outsourcing enforcement.
Less than a month after the FBI announced its investigation into illicit college basketball recruiting, the NCAA revealed a 14-member committee charged with making changes. The committee's recommendations will be announced Wednesday.
After struggling to contain dribble penetration last season, Gregg Marshall made it a priority to upgrade Wichita State's size, length, and athleticism on the wings for the 2018-19 season with a new cast of recruits.
Jeremy Gandon accomplished something Wednesday that hasn't been done by another Kansas State Wildcats golfer since 1951. He won an individual conference championship. He tied for first at the Big 12 Tournament by shooting 3-over 283.
Ricky Torres, a 6-foot-3 point guard at Missouri State-West Plains who was a junior college All-American last season, signed his letter of intent with Wichita State basketball in the class of 2018 recruiting class.
Condoleezza Rice’s independent commission on college basketball recommended significant increases in the penalties for schools that violate NCAA rules. So what does this potentially mean — if anything — for the Kansas Jayhawks basketball program?