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Commission Updates

Statement from Dr. Condoleezza Rice on NCAA actions

“The problems facing college basketball can’t and won’t be solved overnight, but this is an excellent step in the right direction.

Today we feel very good about the proposal developed by the eight topical working groups and the vote of approval cast by the NCAA Board of Governors and Division I Board.

The Commission was consulted on the plan to gradually move toward a more collaborative role for the NBA, USA Basketball and NCAA in youth basketball, and is in complete agreement that it is an appropriate path.

On behalf of the Commission on College Basketball, we commend the working groups and the NCAA for their commitment and dedication to the future of basketball.”

Independent commission presents formal recommendations

This morning, the independent Commission on College Basketball led by Dr. Condoleezza Rice presented its recommendations to address the issues facing men’s collegiate basketball. Dr. Rice and members of the Commission presented their findings to the NCAA’s Board of Governors, Division I Board and Presidential Forum, and Division II and III Presidents’ Councils of the NCAA.

February meeting update

The Commission on College Basketball met in Stanford, California on Monday, February 26, 2018 to continue working on its charge of finding lasting solutions for the problems that face collegiate basketball.

Representatives from USA Basketball, adidas, several conferences, a sports agency and high school basketball were among those who appeared separately before the Commission to offer insight and discuss the challenges and opportunities related to the game.

The Commission will continue to meet over the course of the next month to discuss the issues, evaluate data, and engage key stakeholders.

January meeting update

The Commission on College Basketball met in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, January 11, 2018 to continue working on its charge of finding lasting solutions for the problems that face collegiate basketball.

Top level sports agents, as well as leadership representatives from Nike and Under Armour were among those who appeared separately before the Commission to offer insight and discuss the challenges and opportunities related to the game. Due to a scheduling conflict, adidas was unable to join today’s meeting and is working with the Commission to find a date to meet.

The Commission will continue to meet over the course of the next three months to discuss the issues, evaluate data, and engage key stakeholders.

December meeting update

The Commission on College Basketball met Tuesday, December 12, 2017 to continue working to find lasting solutions for the problems that face collegiate basketball.

In attendance to offer insight and discuss the challenges and opportunities related to the game, were the executive director and two Division I head basketball coaches who are board members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the chairs of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions and Enforcement and Infractions Review Group, and other guests from higher education and athletics. Over the course of the next four months, the Commission will continue to meet to discuss the issues, evaluate data, and engage key stakeholders.

November meeting update

The Commission on College Basketball met Thursday, November 16, 2017 to continue its charge of finding lasting solutions for the problems that face collegiate basketball.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association Michele Roberts and members of the NCAA were in attendance to provide input and discuss the challenges and opportunities related to the game. Over the course of the next five months, the Commission will continue to meet to discuss the issues, evaluate data, and engage key stakeholders.

Statement by the Commission Chairwoman, Condoleezza Rice

The Commission on College Basketball met for the first time last Friday, October 20th, via teleconference to discuss its charge and various organizational issues.

The members of the commission expressed their commitment to finding lasting solutions for the problems that face collegiate basketball and reaffirmed their independence from the NCAA governance structure.

Over the course of the next six months, the Commission will meet to discuss the issues, evaluate data, and engage key stakeholders. Our goal is to enhance and protect the intercollegiate athletic experience for every student-athlete and, in doing so, to safeguard the integrity of the game.