Category Archives: College Basketball

College sports “plantation mentality” and corruption can only be ended by lawmakers
December 19, 2019

The NCAA has a trust problem, according to its president Mark Emmert. He’s right. Emmert is spending a significant amount of time meeting with lawmakers trying to head off a spate of legislation that will correct the course of college athletics because the NCAA can’t, or more accurately won’t. The trust issue exists for two […]

Memphis challenge of James Wiseman’s ineligibility could be very costly
November 11, 2019

The NCAA does not like being dragged into court by member universities or their athletes, so in 1975 it enacted the Restitution Rule that may be used to punish schools and programs who parade attorneys into a courtroom to seek relief from a finding that an athlete is ineligible. This is exactly what happened when the NCAA […]

Mitt Romney wants to protect college athletes from being paid what they are worth
October 31, 2019

“What you can’t have is a couple athletes on campus driving around in Ferraris while everybody else is basically having a hard time making ends meet.” That’s republican United States senator Mitt Romney decrying a free market economic model for college athletes.  If “rich elitists in our suburbs” was substituted for “a couple of athletes […]

While the NCAA evolves forward, US Senator Richard Burr regresses into ignorance and racism
October 29, 2019

There is an old rule in the U.S. Senate – “Every reasonable thought must be answered by an idea inversely idiotic.”   Senator Richard Burr (North Carolina) proves that axiom true with the tweet below: If college athletes are going to make money off their likenesses while in school, their scholarships should be treated like income. I’ll […]