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Pac-12 presidents back new five-conference NCAA model, propose bringing back freshmen ineligibility rule

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For the past several years, John Calipari has been lobbying for the four or five major BCS conferences to break away from the NCAA and govern themselves. As the NCAA becomes more and more mock-worthy, others are joining the campaign, to the point that the NCAA announced its working on a new governance structure that will give the five major BCS conferences–the SEC, the Big Ten, the Big 12, the ACC, and the Pac-12–the power to make some of their own rules on issues such as stipends, medial coverage, and compensation for travel to games and tournaments for players’ families.

Last night, the Pac-12 presidents sent a letter to the presidents of the other four major conferences calling for autonomy and further reform. They outlined a ten-point plan, which you can read here. Most of them are things we’ve already heard, like covering the full cost of attendance, better medical coverage, giving student-athletes a meaningful role in governance at the conference and NCAA levels, changing the transfer rules, etc. etc.

However, one stood out to me: they want the NCAA to address the one-and-done rule. One-and-done is an NBA rule, but the Pac-12 presidents say if the NBA and the Players Association can’t agree, they want the NCAA to “consider restoring the freshmen ineligibility rule in men’s basketball,” meaning that players won’t be able to play until their sophomore year.

Whoa. I’m all for the other proposals, but that seems a bit much. Adam Silver and the Players Association need to get on the Two and Toodaloo train, fast.

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21 Comments for Pac-12 presidents back new five-conference NCAA model, propose bringing back freshmen ineligibility rule



  1. Magnum's Mustache
    12:14 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    I don’t know how they could ever pass a rule that limits freshman participation in one sport only. It would have to apply to all sports or none.



  2. cracka
    12:17 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    got it narrowed down somewhere between allowing hs seniors to skip college and play in the nba immediately or having to sit their first year in college … we’re making real progress here



  3. FlashOfBlue
    12:19 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    Just curious… how many succeed-and-proceeds have there been from the Pac-12? Jealous much?



    • KC
      12:20 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

      Other than UCLA and Arizona, not many.



  4. KC
    12:19 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    One way around that Freshmen rule is to graduate a semester early and come to campus in January. I think you would see kids doing that, but I doubt the NCAA will make Freshmen ineligible for basketball, the age restriction by the NBA has helped college basketball and that cash cow takes a hit if its changed.



  5. The Loco Pollo
    12:21 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    How exactly does that solve any problem?

    If the NBA cut its rosters down to 10 guys, invested in the NBDL to make it an actual minor league system and instituted the draft rules of the NHL, I think it would go a long way toward helping both college and professional basketball.



  6. Bubbles
    12:33 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    These guys are stupider than f#ck



    • Mr. Lahey
      1:03 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

      The sh*t winds are blowing, boys.



  7. brain
    12:42 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    We should live in caves and be hunter-gatherers too.



  8. Mary Jane
    12:51 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    I’m pretty confident the Pac12 presidents were meeting in a hazy hotel suite in Colorado or Washington when they had this idea, if you catch my meaning.



    • Chane Behanan
      12:53 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

      I don’t catch your meaning. Help a brutha out.



  9. bluegrassstu
    1:00 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    I would hate to see freshman ineligible, is it true that college is for education, not to get prepped for a career in sports?



  10. raccoon
    1:07 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    I like that they give no justification for trying to eliminate one-and-done, just presuppose that it is bad.

    If they don’t let freshmen play, then the kids will go to Europe. It would be one of the dumbest possible moves, so it is now the front-runner I guess.



  11. ModernThirst
    1:13 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    That seems like a surefire way to guarantee that the better athletes never step foot on a college campus. Good call, P10 Presidents. Good call.



  12. snarkster
    1:50 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    F*** a buncha West Coast hippies! They’ll do what the SEC damn-well tells them to do.



  13. imac606
    2:33 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    considering the teams in the pac 12 id be sick being made look stupid by these one and done teams also…. here is some advice to the pac 12… recruit better



  14. Big Mike in The Wood
    3:06 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    Would the Pac 12 like to go back to segregated water fountains as well? These kids play to go to school but they also play in the hopes of earning a living.



    • Pcefrog5
      3:50 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

      Was the booty grab worth it?



  15. Not that stupid
    3:45 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    Only schools will listen to this are the “Pac 12 schools, , mostly losers”. Can’t fix stupid.



  16. Gap Tooth Danny
    5:30 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    they want the NCAA to “consider restoring the freshmen ineligibility rule in men’s basketball,”

    minor Lord: Sire, the peasants are revolting!
    King (Mel Brooks): “You’re telling me, they stink on ice”



  17. Kohn C. Errge
    8:42 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    PAC 12 motto: if you can’t beat them, enjoin them.