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Breaking down the NCAA basketball report: The key word is 'recommendations'

Breaking down the NCAA basketball report: The key word is 'recommendations'

On Wednesday morning, the College Basketball Commission chaired by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice unveiled its recommendations for how to fix college basketball. The panel provided suggestions for everything from ending the NBA's one-and-done rule to reforming youth programs such as AAU basketball.

It's important to remember that the commission's recommendations are just that: recommendations of an independent group. When and how any rule changes will be adopted or implemented is up to the NCAA member schools. As the report read, "the NCAA is not really Indianapolis: It is the sum total of its member institutions." For the NCAA to implement any change, even...

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