The NCAA is welcoming its first for-profit school to D-1 and the Pac 12 natives are kinda restless about it.
CBSSports.com reported Wednesday that the Pac-12 had written the NCAA questioning the admittance of for-profit schools into Division I. Phoenix-based Grand Canyon would be the first such school to do so in Division I. The school joins the WAC in basketball, as well as other sports, in the fall. It becomes a full NCAA Division I member and can receive NCAA disbursements as well as go to the tournament in 2017-2018.
Grand Canyon, in case you’re wondering, has been turning a steady profit - the school’s after-tax profit from 2009-12 was $182 million. Seems like the NCAA is fine with letting everybody make money these days, except you-know-who.
Great optics, people.