Shoes will drop in wake of NCAA hoops scandal
Author: The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Editorial Board - September 28, 2017 - Updated: September 28, 2017
Every spring we’re treated to one of the nation’s favorite sporting spectacles — the NCAA Division I men’s college basketball championship.
“March Madness” as it’s called is often hyped as a tournament of Davids vs. Goliaths where small schools from mid-major conferences take on traditional powerhouses and perennial contenders like Louisville and Arizona.
The playing field has never been level because the nation’s most prominent programs have always had an upper hand in recruiting talent. Revenue from the gate and lucrative television contracts mean big schools can spend millions to hire the best coaches. The TV deals also ensure that players get the exposure they crave in a bid to get drafted.