The NCAA got what it wanted, which means continuing to ignore its part of the problem



April 25, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice makes an appearance on the "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza in New York on May 9, 2017. Rice leads the College Basketball Commission. Nancy Kaszerman/Zuma Press/TNS

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The tendency is to say the report accomplishes nothing, but that is not fair or accurate about the so-called Commission on College Basketball’s recommendations on how to save the game.

Because former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s group did help the adults in charge of the mismanaged sport feel better about their complicity in its ailments.

We will get to some of the specific recommendations below, but you’re busy, with stuff to do that might not include reading about an empty report that somehow took seven months and the brainpower of a lot of smart people, so here’s a one-sentence summary: They recommended blaming others, ignoring reality and not addressing the problem, which is the untenable relationship between reality and the NCAA’s rules regarding money.

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