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SBD/March 21, 2014/Colleges
SDSU's Fisher Calls NCAA "Disgraceful" For Sending Teams Home In Middle Of The Night
Published March 21, 2014
COMING TO FISHER'S SIDE: ESPN’s Jay Bilas, who has been outspoken against the NCAA, agreed with Fisher’s comments and said, "It's a multi-billion dollar property. We can and should do better." Bilas: "In fairness to the NCAA on this, I heard from a former employee from the NCAA that said that there is a reason for this, even though he tends to agree with this as well, that there are 16 teams to move around in pretty short order. Men’s teams, 16 women’s teams, some NIT teams that have to be moved around, and there are not as many charters available since 9/11. They’re greatly reduced." While the "excuse or reason that a charter wasn’t available is true," Bilas wonders if that should "take precedence" for a multi-billion dollar property. Bilas: "Should that be the first thing that’s done? I think so, but reasonable minds could differ on that” (“Mike & Mike”, ESPN Radio, 3/21).