SBNATION | April 24, 2018
By Mike Rutherford
When the FBI’s probe into college basketball turned the sport on its head last fall, NCAA president Mark Emmert promised “significant changes” were on the way. This is the week we find out what those changes are going to look like.
In October, Emmert announced the formation of the Commission on College Basketball, a group of 14 individuals hand-picked to spend months examining the DNA of the sport and then return with a handful of suggestions on how to better college hoops.
With the world being on the verge of seeing these suggestions for the first time, let’s talk about how this process work, what is likely to be suggested, and if or how college basketball is going to be altered by all this.
Who are the 14 people on the commission?
As has been widely reported, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is serving as chair of the commission. The other members are Emmert, Grant Hill, David Robinson, John Thompson III, Mike Montgomery, Mary Sue Coleman (president of the Association of American Universities), General Martin E. Dempsey (chairman of USA Basketball), Jeremy Foley (former Florida athletic director and current Florida athletic director emeritus), Jeffrey Hathaway (Hofsta athletic director), Rev. John I. Jenkins (Notre Dame president), Bud Peterson (Georgia Tech president), Kathryn Ruemmler (former White House counsel), and Gene Smith (Ohio State athletic director).