Larry Scott has an idea.

And it’s a doozy, too.

On the Pac-12 task force recommendations for cleaning up college basketball:

“I can’t speak to the specifics of the recommendations now because they have not been vetted yet with our presidents and chancellors, and not formally approved, but I can share is that there are four baskets of recommendations…

“The fourth big bucket will be around NCAA enforcement. The FBI allegations and the revelations from the U.S. Attorney’s Office have certainly brought into focus some of the challenges the NCAA and their enforcement apparatus have. Certainly the FBI’s got powers that the NCAA doesn’t have, to be sure, but I think it’s been a bit of a wake-up call for many leaders in college sports that there needs to be more resources thrown at NCAA enforcement, higher caliber, maybe some outsourcing of what they do, and we’ve got more details around that that will be in our proposals.”

Subpoena powers?  “Outsourcing”?  Jesus.  Extremism in defense of amateurism, just what Mark Emmert’s folks need.  What could go wrong?

 

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14 responses to “Larry Scott has an idea.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Oh yes! Great! Let’s give the NCAA, a non-governmental organization, non judicial subpoena powers, and while we’re at it maybe even search warrant powers, to root out the terrible crimes.

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  2. Bill Glennon

    The NCAA has no power to do meaningful investigations right now. That is why the Auburn’s of the world cheat. If the NCAA bball scandal has been going on for decades, and the NCAA is impotent to stop it, then there are only two options: greater enforcement powers to the NCAA or wait until the problem gets so bad that the feds have to act.

    Tying this to compensating athletes is a non-sequitir. There would still be NCAA guidelines in terms of payments to players. If they are violated, how would that be enforced without stronger investigative powers?

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    • Explain to me how you give the NCAA the power to subpoena outside third parties. I’m dying to hear how this whole due process thing works.

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      • Bill Glennon

        Subpoena powers to third parties? Who said that?

        The member institutions could consent in advance to allowing the NCAA to certain powers to investigate members.

        You’re a lawyer right? Does the State Bar need a law enforcement subpoena to investigate you?

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        • They already have an immunity tool they use to obtain testimony. They used it quite effectively in the Ole Miss case. Scott is talking about something beyond that here:

          The FBI allegations and the revelations from the U.S. Attorney’s Office have certainly brought into focus some of the challenges the NCAA and their enforcement apparatus have. Certainly the FBI’s got powers that the NCAA doesn’t have…

          I really don’t think you have to read too hard between the lines there.

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  3. Hobnail_Boot

    Forgive my naïveté, but wouldn’t the simplest solution to most the NCAA corruption issues be to simply do away with athletic admissions exceptions?

    If Johnny Linebacker or Sally Shortstop can get into State U on their academic/extracurricular merits, then great. If not, go pro or semi-pro.

    The level of play would likely decline, sure, but it also would at Rival Tech and college is supposedly about the name on the front of the uniform anyway.

    Or maybe I was just born 70 years too late. Harrumph.

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    • Forgive my naïveté, but wouldn’t the simplest solution to most the NCAA corruption issues be to simply do away with athletic admissions exceptions?

      Is there some reason those kids would be less motivated by money than the ones you’d exclude?

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      • Hobnail_Boot

        If a HS athlete has the choice between an academically honest enrollment and an immediate professional athletic route, that seems like a great problem to have.

        You’d also be talking about a very small percentage of kids.

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  4. Cousin Eddie

    Wonder if this outsourcing will cost as much as the outsourcing of legal counsel, at some point it just might be cheaper to give the kids blank checks and let them write in what they think they will be worth to the NCAA over a period of 4 years.

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  5. You missed it Senator. Chuck Oliver has it figured out. Just go pro if you don’t like the arrangement. How didn’t you think of that? 😉

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  6. I think the NCAA needs tougher agreements with it’s member institutions and Student Athletes. I also think that as in the case of Ole Miss they should have handed out a much tougher penalty as a deterrent.

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  7. TnDawg

    Why iz it that more enforcement is needed? First step should be revising the rules toward todays athlete. Then take a look at enforcement. NCAA enforcement is a joke.

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  8. Spur 21

    BB can possibly be fixed by eliminating “One & Done”. Let the NBA create their own minor league system.

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  9. Bulldog Joe

    Perhaps I watch too many movies, but what if the FBI told the NCAA to put an end to it in 2018 or we will name you as co-conspirators and take away your 501(c)(3) tax exemption?

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