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Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

Posted on: October 19, 2011 9:14 am
 
By Matt Norlander

From our Rapid Reports last night (and if you're wondering what Rapid Reports are, click here), Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski offered up an interesting quote about conference realignment and the somewhat unstable marriages of college and the NCAA.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski thinks if the NCAA wants to keep the top conferences, it needs to change its prospect contact rules.

“The old NCAA is no longer,” Krzyzewski said. “To go back can’t happen. The NCAA needs to change. I’d hate to see the top conferences not be a part of it, and that could happen.”
Many believe the big schools will one day shuffle away from the NCAA, once they have the money (read: power) to do so. When arguably the greatest coach in the history of the sport is talking like that's a possibility, the NCAA has a problem.

Today is ACC media day. I'm sure K may get asked about this once or twice.
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Jun 13, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:14 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

I AGREE WITH HOOPSTER 14 AND IM A KY WILDCAT FAN. THE NCAA NEEDS TO CLARIFY AND SHORTEN THE NCAA RECRUITMENT CODES. ITS REALLY VERY DIFFICULT OR NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO BREAK A RULE CONSIDERING THERE ARE SO MANY OF THE CODES AND ARE VAGUE AT BEST. WHAT COACH K DI COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO ANY COACH AND THE SITUATION WAS REALLY BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION. LIKE I SAID IM A DIE-HARD KY WILDCAT FAN BUT FAIR IS FAIR.



Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

First, NBA already drafts kids out of high school i.e.lebron and Kobe.  Second, the kids "who don't belong on a college campus"  are going to THE OSU.  NFL will not recruit high schoolers unless the UFL becomes a complete developemental league.  Won't happen in this economy.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

I'm not opposed to getting actual students in school, and the minor league pro sports pretenders out, but the hard fact is, if the NCAA didn't sponsor MAJOR media coverage sports, the average College tuition would be about $1 million a year, and minority scholarships would be rarer than a #1 NBA draft pick with an MBA from Harvard.

Everyone benefits from NCAA sports...possibly the people that benefit least are the educationally unprepared scholarship athletes who aren't good enough to leap to the pro ranks, and aren't smart enough to get an education... but the income provided by the NBA at least gives him the opportunity to try. Without the NCAA, he doesn't get an opportunity.



Since: Oct 19, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

I'm a Carolina grad and even I can find respect for a HOF coach who, like Dean Smith, has been an amazing steward / ambassador of the game, competing at the highest level for over 30 years without ever being called before the NCAA infractions board. You might want to be a little bit more informed prior to calling such a person a cheat and either stupid or childish. The "recruiting violation" you reference was over-hyped by the media wanting to rush to judgment regarding a high profile coach prior to understanding what really happened. Coach K was contacted by a recruit in between the AAU Super Showcase and AAU Nationals event. Coaches aren't suppose to have contact with a recruit while they are participating in an AAU event. The recruit was in between events, but was never officially "dismissed" from the AAU Super Showcase because his team was staying in town to compete in the AAU Nationals. There was no way for Coach K to know that he couldn't speak with the recruit, given that the first AAU event was over and the second had yet to start. The reality is, like many NCAA rules, this particular rule needs clarification due to the gray area Coach K was found to be unintentionally in without his knowledge.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

The NCAA needs to go back to scholarships Student-Athletes.
  If you can play a sport and get into a school so be it. 

The NBA and NFL then need to have a draft much like MLB and the NHL.  The kids that only want to play sports and not get an education will get drafted and paid like baseball and hockey player do.  Many kids decide they want to play in college and pursure the pros later..that isa fine.

We need an avenue for the kids who are not equipped to attend a college..and who do not belong on a college campus.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

NCAA as an "enforcement" body is a complete failure.   Changes need to happen.



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

He gets caught contacting a recruit illegally and drops this tidbit, don't know whether it's really smart or really childish, probably a little of both; but hey he's earned the most powerful coach award, fairly or not, so more power to him considering he's one of a handful of any NCAA coach that might be taken seriously by Indianapolis.



Since: Jun 8, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 11:59 am
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

See my thread titled The Ultimate NCAA Hypocracy on the football board.  They current NCAA can't even practice what they preach, so with both basketball coaches and football coaches calling for change, the NCAA has no choice.  Without the two biggest revenue generators behind them, the group is irrelevent.



Since: Aug 9, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 11:56 am
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

I think a new organization governing college sports for athletes, not the phony student-athlete the NCAA keeps referring to, is in order.  Have one main rule:  if you break one of our rules, we will kick you (the school) out for two years.  You can play games and games on TV, but you will be fined, say $500,00, for each TV game while you are out.  A second major violation, and you are gone for good.  We need a Gort policing bit-time college football and basketball, especially basketball.  I know, the idea is pie-in-the-sky, but I would love to see it.



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2011 11:51 am
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

Only a matter of time.


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