Knight Commission Chair Predicts Grim FBS Future San Diego State Names John David Wicker AD ESPN Restructures Big 12 Deal Amid Possible Expansion Michigan Football Helps School's Financial Position Big 12 Memo Sheds Light On Decision To Not Expand AAC Eyes "Power Six" Conference Moniker Big 12 Presidents Opt Against Expansion Big 12 Decision Angers Prospective Schools OSU Examines Dip In Attendance At Boone Pickens Florida-LSU Rescheduled For November
NCAA COMMISSION TO OFFER MARKETING FREEDOM FOR NCAA HOOPS?
Published July 19, 1999
There are "indications" that the NCAA committee that "wants to reform men's college basketball" is "steering away from a proposal to require freshman to sit out a year," according to Mark Brown of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. But the group's "centerpiece may be a ground-breaking plan to link a team's allotted scholarships to its graduation rate." (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 7/19). USA TODAY's Steve Wieberg reports that the panel is "expected to call for a tightening of summer recruiting and more careful attention to the sport's business side." The panel is "calling for more flexibility in marketing and future contract negotiations and, in general, a stricter business approach" (USA TODAY, 7/19).