Nov 11th, 2021 |
73: The NCAA Constitution Committee Draft: A Cut and Paste Power Five Power Grab
The draft overhaul of the NCAA Constitution relieves the NCAA of any meaningful regulatory responsibilities. It sends down to the Divisions complete autonomy to redefine Divisional structures, membership criteria, regulatory authority, and infractions/enforcement. The NCAA’s sole responsibility is to maximize revenue from the March Madness tournament and conduct national championships. The draft constitution purchases the loyalties (and votes) of lower-level Division I and Divisions II and III through guaranteed “budget allocations” from the March Madness revenue. In this episode, we begin an analysis of the terms of the draft constitution emphasizing the NCAA’s fundamental policies and principles. We will also explore how the NCAA cleverly preserves its relevance by redefining the “Basic Purpose” of the NCAA and by morphing its noxious “Principle of Amateurism” into the new “Collegiate Student-Athlete Model.” The Power 5 top dogs are set to run wild under the new Constitution in a high-stakes realignment 2.0. Put on your s**t shoes. You’ll need them.