Friday, April 29, 2005

The Hypocrisy of the NCAA

Yesterday the NCAA board of directors approved a proposal that would add a 12th game to Division I-A schedules beginning in 2006. This means that some teams could play up to 14 games in a season if they play in the conference championship and a bowl game. So let me get this straight. The NCAA is against a college playoff system because the players would play too many games and miss too many classes, yet the NCAA is willing to allow teams to play an extra regular season game with the potential to play a schedule nearly as long as a NFL regular season schedule. How does this make any sense? Myles Brand can talk all he wants about putting the student back into student-athlete, but with moves like this it shows that the only thing he and his NCAA cronies care about is lining the pockets of the university coffers.