“The NCAA doesn’t impose. It can only recommend.”

Shot.

“As a parent, I empathize with you on the importance of knowing more about the environments your sons could be going back to,” Emmert wrote. “Our role is to provide guidance. . . . State and local protocols around COVID-19 vary based on each school’s location. . . . As such, it is the responsibility of each campus to do all they can to support and preserve the health of student-athletes.”

… The NCAA occasionally has taken a more expansive view of its oversight powers — most notably when it levied severe punishments against Penn State in 2012 over the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case, penalties the association eventually reduced after years of litigation — but it historically has delegated health and safety issues to individual schools, according to Tim Nevius, a former NCAA investigator who now works as an attorney representing college athletes.

But, Nevius noted, the NCAA is governed by a board of university presidents empowered with bylaws that allow for emergency actions. If the NCAA’s board wanted to mandate universal coronavirus safety policies, Nevius believes, it could.

“This is an extreme situation in which central leadership, I think, would be very valuable for protecting the health and safety of the athletes,” Nevius said.

Chaser.

Reality.

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13 responses to ““The NCAA doesn’t impose. It can only recommend.”

  1. ASEF

    No one wants accountability on this thing. President points fingers at governors, governors point fingers at county commissioners and mayors. They all point fingers at the media.

    Which is why our curve in so many places is is heading straight up and football ain’t happening this season.

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  2. It would be difficult to have a one size fits all policy if you look at the wide differences in the needs of such a policy.

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  3. Huntindawg

    So, serious question, not being a smart ass: What about D1 P5 football do you believe is NOT about the money? Is everything about D1 P5 all about the money?

    Really not trying to start a sarcasm-fest or name calling party. Just really want to know what, if anything, you see that is truly just about college students playing sports, and not about the money? Is there anything?

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    • Huntindawg

      Edit: Another way to ask the question: What good, honorable value do you find in D1 P5 college football?

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      • Competition and display of athletic and coaching skills.

        Notice how Mark Emmert, ADs and school presidents have nothing to do with any of that.

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        • Huntindawg

          OK, but if I’m reading your prior posts correctly, the coaches are all about their multi-million dollar contracts, and the players are fighting for their piece of the dollar pie. So – isn’t this still about the money?

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          • Huntindawg

            You successfully built a cynic out of a former true-believer.

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          • Guess I’m not understanding your questions. Is money a prime driver in college athletics? Sure. Is it the only driver? Nah.

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            • Huntindawg

              You’ve completely changed my mind to the point that I believe that it is, in fact, 100% about the money for all involved in D1 P5 college football. (Certainly there are outliers, e.g., the walk ons and the scout team.) I think it is about competition and love of the game in other non-revenue sports, but not football, not anymore.

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              • Hunkering Hank

                My son is a D1 power five football recruit. I can assure you that his love of football and his resulting desire to play football in college has almost nothing to do with money. Sure, there is the monetary value of the scholarship, but his personal motivation has almost nothing to do with that. It does have something to do with my motivation, as his father, but it’s just part of the equation for me. Mostly he just wants to kick ass. He fucking loves it. Most of them do.

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