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Monday / July 16.
  • Recommendations made by Commission of College Basketball

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    (AP) — The Commission on College Basketball recommended to the NCAA sweeping changes to college basketball in response to a fraud and bribery scandal that has shaken the core of the sport.

    A look at the recommendations:

    — Work with the NBA to lift the league’s so-called one-and-done rule that requires players be at least 19 years old and a year removed from high school to be draft eligible.

    — Allow players to enter the draft out of high school or after any college season, and to return to their school if they go undrafted.

    — Create degree completion programs, with the NCAA paying for players to finish their degree if they complete at least two years of college.

    — Create a vice presidential level position in the NCAA to oversee a program for certifying agents.

    — Allow and encourage access to certified agents to high school and college players to help athletes and their families make more informed choices about professional opportunities.

    — Create independent investigative and adjudicative body to address and resolve complex and serious cases involving NCAA violations.

    — Impose stiffer penalties for serious rules violations to deter future rule-breakers, including: Increased competition penalties for Level I violations to allow a five-year post-season ban; increased financial penalties for Level I violations to allow loss of all revenue sharing in postseason play for the entire period of the ban; increased penalties for a show-cause order to allow lifetime bans; increased penalties for head coach restrictions to allow bans of more than one season; increased penalties for recruiting visit violations to allow full-year visit bans.

    — Schools that employ a coach and administrator under a show-cause order from a previous school would be at risk to receive the harshest penalties if NCAA violations occur under that coach or administrator.

    — Through their contracts, require coaches and athletic directors to comply with NCAA investigations.

    — Require coaches, athletic directors and university presidents to certify annually they have conducted due diligence and their athletic programs comply with NCAA rules.

    — Adopt and enforce rigorous criteria for so-called non-scholastic basketball, such as summer recruiting events and AAU leagues. Event owners, sponsors and coaches must agree to financial transparency.

    — Ban college coaches from non-certified non-scholastic basketball events.

    — Work with USA basketball and the NBA to create NCAA-run recruiting events in the summer.

    — Work with USA Basketball and the NBA to evaluate pre-college players.

    — Adopt recommended rule changes made by the National Association of Basketball Coaches that increase interaction between college coaches and recruits.

    — Add five public members with full voting privileges to the NCAA Board of Governors, currently comprised of 16 university presidents.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.