When debating the pros and cons of the NCAA, I often hear the term "hypocrisy." I believe that to be wrong. The NCAA is staffed by dozens of smart, principled and well-intentioned people. There are also hundreds of NCAA member employees who help out and serve with best of intentions. Overall, the NCAA is a good thing. The NCAA is not hypocritical. Many of the NCAA's principles, rules, structures and actions, however, present inescapable contradictions and intellectual dishonesty. Some of the most cherished foundations upon which the NCAA stands are fictions that are more suitably called fairy tales than missions. Many of its rules and principles are unreasonable and unfair.
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