NCAA COMMISSION TO OFFER MARKETING FREEDOM FOR NCAA HOOPS?
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).