You’re looking at a screencap of ShopNCAASports.com, the NCAA’s online store with the self-proclaimed “largest selection of college merchandise anywhere.” Jay Bilas started a Twitter meltdown this afternoon when he started searching for various college player’s names and tweeting the results via screencaps. Turns out that if you search pretty much any famous college player’s name, their school’s jersey will come up with their number on it.
But, college players aren’t allowed to profit from their jersey sales, right? The NCAA is very adamant about that, right? Even though the players names don’t appear on the jerseys, this is far from a coincidence. Somewhere, Ed O’Bannon is shaking his head.
Here are some more search results:
The NCAA even managed to sneak in a Robert Morris joke when you look up “Raymond Sanders”:
h/t to @Mengus22
Not surprisingly, the NCAA has now taken the search bar off the website. Why are these guys in charge, again?