So how’s your week been? Chances are that it might have been a tad better than the folks at the NCAA’s has been. With the crowning weekend of college basketball just hours away, the world of college sports is wrapping up a week that can most likely be summed up as embarrassing and most forgettable. Let’s take a look back at a special week for the NCAA.
_ On Monday, a report by CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman came to light that put the integrity of PAC 12 officiating in question when it was discovered that coordinator of officials Ed Rush had offered a trip or money to any official who would give Arizona coach Sean Miller a technical foul or eject him during the PAC 12 Tournament. Miller was given a T during the tourney and was then fined for his actions after the tech. PAC 12 Commish Larry Scott responded to the report by saying that Rush’s comments were in jest but the damage was done, Thursday night Rush had resigned.
_ On Tuesday, ESPN aired video of Rutgers Head Coach Mike Rice’s attempt at making dodge ball 2 at his Scarlet Knights players expense. Rice was shown throwing basketballs at players heads as well as using language that was to say the least offensive and insensitive. By Wednesday afternoon, Rice was out of a job and on Friday morning Rutgers AD Tim Pernetti was also reportedly out of his job as well.
_ On Wednesday, a report by former NY Times and SI writer Selena Roberts came out about more possible issues with the Auburn football program including the changing of grades and the distribution of cash to players.
_ But perhaps the headliner of the week may have occurred on Thursday when NCAA president Mark Emmert gave what many called an embarrassing and combative news conference in Atlanta in which he dodged questions and was defiant to reporters. Another shining moment for the NCAA.
Yep just another banner week for college sports, enjoy the games this weekend.