Breaking News: The SMU Managers may be declared ineligible for “extra benefits” not available to most managers. Turns out, the players and coaches actually know and use the managers’ given names. Violation.
Dan Wolken on Wiseman and the NCAA. Nobody said the rules were applied improperly. The question is whether the rules are appropriate. What’s best for Wiseman? A long suspension for so little? Why drive away a talent that benefits from being in school? https://t.co/X0r5tGXLp1
Some will say elite prospects don’t value college sports. The truth is, college sports doesn’t value its elite prospects, either. No purpose was served by suspending Wiseman 12 games. What a sad waste of time and resources. These rules and sanctions need to change.
The only way to stop flopping and the epidemic of officials calling charges is to change the signal for a charge. Instead of the aggressive “air punch,” officials should be mandated to get in “downward facing dog” to signal a charge. That’ll stop it.
The Bean. Has been huge for the Aggies this season.
Utah State avoids a second straight loss, beating South Florida in overtime on a Justin Bean putback with less than a second left. Neemias Queta starting to return to form, finished with 18 points and eight boards before fouling out.
Classic NCAA misdirection. When Emmert says money to players will be allowed “if within the framework of the collegiate model,” he’s really saying, “never, ever.” It’s like saying players are allowed unlimited showers, as long as they never get wet. Disingenuous is being kind.
RT @andyhre: Emmert tries to blame the 9th Circuit for the NCAA's use of the "tethered to education" saying they *have* to do it per 9th circuit. That's false. Ninth Circuit did not restrict NCAA from paying, just said there was a difference in the two types of pay.
RT @drridpath: Interesting that Emmert tries to say the recruiting aspect is basically level now but NILs would change that?? What a crock--The best schools will remain the best schools and nothing will change except being a more fair system.
Like the 50 different state labor laws? Or the 50 different state tax laws? Or the 50 different state employment laws? The NCAA does just fine running its multi billion dollar industry with 50 different state laws. NIL is no different.
Mark Emmert, NCAA president, met behind closed doors with @SenatorRomney and @ChrisMurphyCT today on the Hill. Emmert tells reporters he’s open to discussion about federal involvement in mapping out future m. “Having, in the end, 50 different state laws is a challenge,” he said https://t.co/ZrWLucSM3h
RT @CAMcGrady: NCAA president Mark Emmert just wrapped up a meeting with Sens. Mitt Romney and Chris Murphy re: student athlete compensation... but Rep. Mark Walker, who's been a vocal player pay advocate in the House, is not impressed, calling the meeting an "ignominious" start on negotiations https://t.co/jVs55WAd6Q
RT @AdamZagoria: Between injuries and NCAA suspensions 3 of the top college basketball players in the mix for Player of the Year are now out --James Wiseman (suspended until Jan. 12) --Cole Anthony (out indefinitely w/ knee injury) --Myles Powell (out indefinitely w/ concussion) https://t.co/PhVkl0efus