Committed to change

Taking action to fix college basketball

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After a seven-month review, the Commission on College Basketball recommended a series of changes intended to address issues it believes are responsible for corrupting the sport. The commission recommended changes in four strategic areas, and the NCAA Board of Governors and Division I Board of Directors have committed to implementing them before tipoff of the next basketball season.

This is about more than basketball. This is about the culture and future of college sports. We all will work together to get it right.”

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Committed to Change

The future of college sports

COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS

Create Realistic Pathways for Student-Athlete Success
  • Separate the collegiate track from the professional track by ending one-and-done.
  • Allow student-athletes to test their professional prospects and maintain their eligibility if they do not sign a professional contract.
  • Permit students to receive meaningful assessment of professional prospects earlier with assistance from certified agents.
  • Provide resources to make the promise of a college education real.
Establish Professional Neutral Investigation and Adjudication of Serious Infractions and Hold Institutions and Individuals Accountable
  • Implement independent investigation and adjudication of complex cases.
  • Enact and impose core punishments with significant deterrent effect.
Mitigate Non-Scholastic Basketball’s Harmful Influence on College Basketball
  • Reform non-scholastic basketball and make its finances transparent.
  • Enlist the apparel companies in transparency and accountability efforts.
  • In cooperation with partners, establish NCAA youth basketball programs.
  • Enact changes in rules governing recruiting and coaches’ interaction with recruits and student-athletes.
Add a Significant Cadre of Public Members to the NCAA Board of Governors
  • Change rules to include at least five public members to the NCAA Board of Governors, the Association’s highest governing body.
  • Include one public member on the Board of Governors’ Executive Committee.
 

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Working Groups

The Division I Council has developed eight working groups to address recommendations from the independent Commission on College Basketball.

The groups are focusing on the four strategic areas identified by the commission.

Working Group Rosters.

GOVERNANCE TIMELINE

The Association is taking immediate action to implement recommended changes
  • April 24-25, 2018

    Commission presents recommendations to Board of Governors and other NCAA leaders.

  • April 25, 2018

    Division I Council Coordination Committee approves rosters for working groups and adjunct members of standing committees.

  • June 11-13, 2018

    Division I Council and standing committees meet to develop legislation.

  • Aug. 1, 2018

    Division I Council makes legislative and policy recommendations to the Division I Board.

  • Aug. 7, 2018

    Board of Governors and DI Board of Directors meet jointly to consider Association-wide policy and legislative recommendations.

  • Aug. 8, 2018

    Division I Board of Directors meets to take action on DI-specific legislation.

  • January 2019

    Association-wide voting at annual NCAA Convention.