- Jan 24, 2013
Right, and you want the NCAA, the model of organizational perfection (sarcasm) to write a rule on policing racism?! The NFL, the NBA and other pre-eminent sports organizations don't even have that. Who writes it? Who gets to say what is racist versus what isn't? Or what is a poor mistake versus egregious one?
I expect more from the NCAA. This is the NCAA mission statement pulled from their website. Protecting people from racism fits in with their stated priorities. And given that it's an organization of college students why not have a policy that both remedies and, if necessary, punishes those who break rules? Do you believe that is too much to ask?
Mission and PrioritiesThe NCAA is a member-led organization focused on cultivating an environment that emphasizes academics, fairness and well-being across college sports.
To get the most out of college, student-athletes have to succeed on the court and in the classroom. The NCAA provides opportunities to learn, compete and grow on and off the field. The ultimate goal of the college experience is graduation, and college athletes are graduating at rates that are higher than ever.
With so much changing in college sports, rule changes are focused on improving the student-athlete experience. The NCAA is committed to providing a fair, inclusive and fulfilling environment for student-athletes and giving them a voice in the decision-making process.
In 1906, the NCAA was founded to keep college athletes safe. The Association is still working hard to protect them physically and mentally. Through its Sport Science Institute, the NCAA provides recommendations and guidelines to ensure college athletes are getting the best care possible.