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College basketball panel calls for strict NCAA reform

College basketball panel calls for strict NCAA reform

Condoleezza Rice and the Commission on College Basketball released their much-anticipated report and...

The NCAA put together the commission a few weeks after prosecutors announced they had charged 10 men, including four assistant college coaches and a top Adidas executive in a fraud and bribery scandal. But it did note that if the league opts to keep "one-and-done", the commission could consider imposing sanctions at the NCAA level that would affect the National Basketball Association, such as making freshmen ineligible for the draft or locking a player's scholarship for three or four years if that player leaves a college program after one year.

Repeal of the rule would allow players to be drafted straight out of high school, just as superstars like Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James did before the rule was implemented in 2006.

"One-and-done has to go one way or another", Rice told the AP.

One thing the report wants is an end to the one-and-done rule with the National Basketball Association, and it issues some veiled threats about getting back together and coming up with new recommendations if the National Basketball Association and its players' union does not act within a year.

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The commission also proposed harsher penalties for whose who break amateurism rules: Those deemed guilty of a Level I violation would receive up to a five-year postseason ban and would forfeit all postseason revenue over the time frame of the ban.

"Currently, the rewards for violating the rules far outweigh the risks", Rice said.

Now, a player is deemed ineligible for college basketball once he declares for the NBA draft and hires an agent.

"The NCAA appreciates the thorough review and comprehensive work by the Commission on College Basketball", NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement.

We are particularly pleased that numerous Rice Commission's recommendations parallel those of the Pac-12 Task Force, which were unanimously embraced by our Conference's 12 presidents and chancellors in March.

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