The NCAA has announced crackdown measures. I don’t know what you think, but my own belief is that “amateur” sports is a relic from the past, and I would think it would be wiser to figure out how to make these teams minor league professional sports … pay the athletes. Forget spending millions on policing programs. Own up to the reality: these are professional athletes and they are making schools gobs of money.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA passed a package of sweeping changes Tuesday intended to crack down hard on rule-breaking schools and coaches.Under the new legislation, approved by the 13-member board of directors, programs that commit the most egregious infractions could face postseason bans of two to four years and fines stretching into the millions, while coaches could face suspensions of up to one year for violations committed by their staffs. The board also approved measures to expand the penalty structure from two tiers to four, create new penalty guidelines and speed up the litigation process.