By Mitch Clarke, Marketing —
Basketball is the talk of the town as March Madness approaches, but everything may come crashing down as the result of an FBI investigation into NCAA bribes. Last fall began a deep look into how certain program coaches were recruiting their star players.
Betraying Collegiate Trust
Since the investigation began, one coach has already been cut from the roster. Other coaches could be going soon as well, according to a recent update. It seems that what could have been a few bad coaches doing the wrong thing was actually a lot of bad coaches doing the wrong thing. A New York Daily News article reported, “When this all comes out, Hall of Fame coaches should be scared, lottery picks won’t be eligible to play and almost half of the 16 teams the NCAA showed on its initial NCAA tournament show this weekend should worry about their appearance being vacated.”
Cutting the Roster the Right Way
Dishonesty is at the root of this issue. Bribes and secret dealings are tearing apart the NCAA’s program. Should the NCAA be to blame for the coaches’ misdeeds? IntegrityDetect could be used in this scenario to protect the integrity of the program. By screen current and potential coaches for indicators of dishonest behavior, this test could save the NCAA from a stack of paperwork. IntegrityDetect is a quick and effective way to identify persons with dishonest tendencies. Let’s make the ‘b’ in b-ball stand for basketball, not bribery.