Wednesday, January 23, 2013
NCAA its own worst enemy -- again
By ESPN.com staff
Three years ago, when I anonymously surveyed college basketball coaches on various issues surrounding their game, there was one topic they almost universally agreed on -- that the NCAA and its enforcement staff, while well-intended, were largely overmatched and ineffective.
I wonder how those coaches feel today.
The NCAA's announcement that it was investigating its own investigation (somewhere there is a "Seinfeld" episode in there) will deepen an already mile-deep chasm between the folks in Indianapolis and the people they govern.
That the Miami investigation was bungled on the heels of the news that the Shabazz Muhammad case may have been handled inappropriately is a one-two gut punch to the NCAA, its image and, most importantly, its credibility.