By Evan Bleier / April 25, 2018

NCAA Hoops Panel: End One-and-Done and Ban Cheaters for Life

The Commission on College Basketball issued its recommendations Wednesday.

Sean Miller
Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats watches the action. (Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

The panel that NCAA basketball asked to fix its sport after a federal probe revealed rampant bribery and corruption issued its recommendations for reforming the game on Wednesday.

In a 60-page report, the Commission on College Basketball told the NCAA it should consider eliminating the one-and-done rule, banning cheating coaches for life and allowing players to return to school if they don’t get drafted into the NBA.

“The goal should not be to turn college basketball into another professional league,” the commission wrote in its report.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice presented the commission’s findings to the NCAA board of governors and Division I board of directors on Wednesday at NCAA headquarters.

“The members of this commission come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but the one thing that they share in common is that they believe the college basketball enterprise is worth saving,” Rice told The AP Tuesday night. “We believe there’s a lot of work to do in that regard. That the state of the game is not very strong.”

At this point, it’s unclear which, if any, of the commission’s recommendations will be adopted in time for next season.

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