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Thursday, December 16, 2004

It's morning in college basketball

There was a news conference in Madison Square Garden yesterday to announce the formation of something called the College Basketball Partnership. (More background here.) Attendees included NCAA president Myles Brand, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, and coaches Kelvin Sampson, Jim Boeheim, and Mike Krzyzewski.

"This is an effort to focus on the future of our game," Brand said. Precious little was revealed, however, regarding what exactly that effort will look like.

Blogging abhors this kind of vacuum, so here's one fan's proposed agenda:

1. Post airport security screeners at arena doors to prevent Billy Packer from entering.
2. Move the three-point line out, already.
3. Reverse, at random, half of all charging calls--about that many should not have been whistled to start with anyway.
4. Require names on backs of jerseys. (Coaches: instill your team philosophy through less fatuous means.)
5. Hire a private investigator to look into what in the world this hoops writer was thinking when he wrote this oddly earnest and too-well-researched piece on players having trouble finding clothes that fit.
6. Restore the intentional foul to its original purpose, not an automatic call on any breakaway.
7. Make Kansas play at least one game outside of Lawrence at some point this season.
8. Let Rick Majerus continue to call games and work the studio this season.
9. Require all Oklahoma State players to show proof they are under the age of 30.
10. Create an early-season "All-Acronym Classic." First-year attendees would include Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Other thoughts?