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Commission Recommendations Endorsed by NCAA Leadership

By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — The independent Commission on College Basketball recommended that the National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association abolish the “one-and-done” rule in a 60-page report designed to preserve the traditional amateur status of athletes while addressing the factors that have led to highly-publicized […]

Commission Urges Oversight of Summer Basketball

By Joe Spears | @joe_spears7

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – The development of young basketball players for competition in college, the professional level and international play is an initiative that may soon become influenced significantly by the NCAA.

When an independent Commission on College Basketball led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced […]

In Changing Times, Emmert Defends Amateur Model

By Aidan Wilkins | @AidanJWilkins

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SAN ANTONIO — The world of college basketball seemed to be bound for cataclysmic changes. The FBI was probing into programs across the country. The question of student-athlete compensation seemed to be raised more frequently. A national conversation that once asked “Will college athletes be paid?” was […]

Weekly Roundup: January 23 – January 29

Lee Jenkins (@SI_LeeJenkins) of Sports Illustrated details how Chris Paul is trying to make his time in Houston similar to his time in New Orleans.

Kent Babb (@KentBabb) of the Washington Post explains how Bill Belichick’s downfall in Cleveland led to the birth of the Patriots’ dynasty.

Paula Lavigne and Nicole Noren (@pinepaula and @Nicole_Noren) of ESPN […]

Emmert, NCAA emphasize commitment to inclusiveness

By Jay Smith |@_smithj_

Sports Capital Journalism Program

HOUSTON — The leadership of the National Collegiate Athletic Association may soon become more assertive in its stance against legislation that discriminates against lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people.

NCAA President Mark Emmert and University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides, chair […]