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Commission on College Basketball

We must take decisive action. This is not a time for half-measures or incremental change.

The Commission on College Basketball has been established by the NCAA Board of Governors, Division I Board of Directors and President Mark Emmert to fully examine critical aspects of Division I men’s basketball. Specifically, the commission will focus on three areas:

The relationship of the NCAA national office, member institutions, student-athletes and coaches with outside entities.
These relationships include:
  • Apparel companies and other commercial entities, to establish an environment where they can support programs in a transparent way, but not become an inappropriate or distorting influence on the game, recruits or their families.
  • Nonscholastic basketball, with a focus on the appropriate involvement of college coaches and others.
  • Agents or advisors, with an emphasis on how students and their families can get legitimate advice without being taken advantage of, defrauded or risking their NCAA eligibility.
The NCAA’s relationship with the NBA.
The commission will explore the challenging effect the NBA’s so-called “one and done” rule has had on college basketball, including how the NCAA can change its own eligibility rules to address that dynamic.
Creating the right relationship between the universities and colleges of the NCAA and its national office to promote transparency and accountability.
The commission will be asked to evaluate whether the appropriate degree of authority is vested in the current enforcement and eligibility processes. It will also examine if the collaborative model provides the investigative tools, cultural incentives and structures to ensure exploitation and corruption cannot hide in college sports.

Commission Roster

  Name Title/Organization
Dr. Condoleezza Rice
Former Provost, Stanford University
66th U.S. Secretary of State
Mary Sue Coleman
Association of American Universities
General Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Army, Retired
USA Basketball
Mark Emmert (ex officio)
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Jeremy Foley
Athletics Director Emeritus
University of Florida Athletic Association
Jeffrey A. Hathaway
Vice President/Director of Athletics
Hofstra University
Grant Hill
Owner/Vice Chairman
Atlanta Hawks
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
University of Notre Dame
Mike Montgomery
Retired Basketball Coach
Analyst, Pac-12 Networks and Westwood One Sports
G.P. “Bud” Peterson (ex officio)
President, Georgia Institute of Technology
Chair, NCAA Board of Governors
David Robinson
Admiral Capital Group
Kathryn Ruemmler
Former White House Counsel
Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Gene Smith
Sr. Vice President and Wolfe Foundation Endowed
Athletics Director, Ohio State University
John Thompson III
Board of Directors,
National Association of Basketball Coaches