Utah’s Chris Hill named to Pac-12 task force on college basketball

12 Oct , 2017 Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott addressed the recruiting bribery scandal towering over college basketball and the indictments handed down to a number of people, including two assistant coaches from the conference — Arizona’s Book Richardson and USC’s Tony Bland.

On Wednesday, the NCAA announced the formation of a commission on college basketball.

“Protection of our student-athletes and of the integrity of collegiate sports are our most important priorities. The F.B.I. charges that we’ve all read are deeply troubling, not just to myself and to the conference, but to all of our schools,” Scott said in a press conference to open Pac-12 Media Day. “We have to use this moment to take a closer look and more careful look at what’s going on in the sport of college basketball and our collegiate athletic programs more generally and make sure that they’re being operated in compliance, not just with NCAA rules, but with the law.”

Scott went on to praise and welcome the NCAA’s Commission on College Basketball, headed by Dr. Condoleezza Rice of Stanford.

“This commission is going to examine many aspects of what’s going on in collegiate basketball and the role of outside groups that have influence, such as apparel companies, agents, …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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