Thursday, April 19, 2012

“It costs more to comply with NCAA rules than it does to violate them.”

Do NCAA Rules Work?
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Chapel Hill, N.C.–That's the provocative question Kathryn Shea teed up here this morning at the annual meeting of the College Sport Research Institute. After studying decades' worth of major-infractions cases involving men's basketball, she's come away with a pretty strong view: Not only do the rules appear to do little to deter violations, but the NCAA has become more lax in enforcing the stiffest penalties over time.

Shea, an assistant professor of sport management at Springfield College, looked at an admittedly narrow set of data: 167 major-infractions cases involving recruiting inducements in men's basketball. But she came away with some striking findings:

Because colleges have little incentive to point out problems in their programs, few actually do. In her sample, just 13 percent of institutions self-reported the violations.
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GulfCoastBamaFan will have more on this in an upcoming column.


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