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The NCAA’s Handling of March Madness
College Basketball
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March 27, 2020
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For the first time since the NCAA began playing an end-of-season basketball tournament to determine its champion, college sports’ governing body decided to cancel what has become one of the premier sporting events in the United States.

Every year since 1939, the NCAA tournament had been held. However, in 2020, the coronavirus (COVID-19) was deemed too much of a threat and NCAA president Mark Emmert shut both the men’s and women’s tournaments down.

Early Discussions

As news of the coronavirus spread throughout the world in February and early March, there were reports that conference tournaments and the NCAA tourney might continue to be played but without fans.

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Why College Basketball Needs To Get Rid Of The One And Done Rule
Basketball
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January 20, 2020
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With the announcement that Memphis star freshman James Wiseman will leave school in order to prepare for the NBA Draft, he’s another reminder that college basketball is the most broken collegiate sport. Star players come to school for a year, then leave for the NBA. Is it fun having one of those players on your team? Absolutely! But one and done players aren’t the reason people love college basketball.

If the NCAA doesn’t make a change soon, I predict that more and more American players will start taking the international route, like LaMelo Ball did. Another prospect that decided to play overseas instead of attending college is Emannuel Mudiay. If the NCAA wants to keep these players at home, they need to look at making a rule change.

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