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NCAA 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.
  • Non-scholastic 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 risk 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.

Committee Roster

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