You can hardly turn on any television station these days without hearing about some violation or wrongdoing in the NCAA. If you’re like me (a daily viewer of ESPN and Sportscenter, that is), then you probably see stories like this way more often than you can take. It almost seems like any mention of the NCAA is a kiss of death at this point. While the NCAA has always appeared to have good intentions, the execution of some of its ideas has fallen short in recent years.
A few days ago, I told a friend that I was writing a paper about the current state of the NCAA and the changes that should be made. His response? “The NCAA? Oh yeah, it’s nothing but corruption and doom.” Responses like this are exactly the reasons why I chose to explore this topic further. As a student-athlete myself, I thought the topic really hit close to home. Check out the paper if you love sports and can never hear enough about the crazy things some people did (i.e. Derrick Rose having somebody else take his SAT). Check out the paper if you hate sports (you’ll get to hear what the NCAA has been doing wrong). Either way, check it out.