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Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the Commission on College Basketball Recommendations

April 25, 2018

 

​“The thoughtful and far-reaching recommendations released today by the Commission on College Basketball provide a pathway to making meaningful and needed changes to intercollegiate athletics.

The Commission’s mandate was straightforward but not simple: Prescribe a cure for what ails college basketball. The alleged federal criminal violations that sparked the Commission’s work, if proven, defraud students and institutions alike and threaten the integrity of college sports.

The result of the Commission’s work is a set of proposals that can help colleges and universities restore the public’s trust in the integrity of college basketball and of all intercollegiate sports. We commend both the Commission’s members for laying out clear-eyed and comprehensive proposals and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for creating such an independent body. We look forward to working with the NCAA and our member institutions to make these recommendations a reality.” 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jon Riskind ▪ 202-697-0741 or 202-939-9453 ▪ jriskind@acenet.edu

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