the BigAmateurism monologues

A series of events over the last 18 months—some unforeseeable—have created a perfect storm that will change college sports forever. The NCAA's bait an…
Apr 8th, 2022 | 1:02:01

Final Four Flotsam and Jetsam

History may remember the 2022 Final Four for what happened outside the arena than within it. Will Mark Emmert’s press conference disaster(s) be the beginning of the end of his tenure as NCAA President? Will Kansas’ national championship insulate it from a harsh ruling by the NCAA’s Independent Accountability Resolution hearing panel? What does Bob Bowlsby’s decision to step down as Big 12 conference commissioner mean for the Big 12 and the Power 5? Can Greg Sankey and his Division I Board of Director’s Transformation Committee save college sports from self-destruction? Will the incessant cries from the NCAA/Power 5 for a congressional bail-out fall on deaf ears? Will athletes’ rights pathways broaden or contract? What power does the NCAA president have? These questions and issues are the flotsam and jetsam of the 2022 Final Four. This episode sorts through the trash.