NBA draft: Non-BCS players getting new look

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  • IDC Boise, ID
    June 17, 2011 12:11 p.m.

    It's about time we got rid of that stupid NCAA basketball tournament and replaced it with BCS Basketball. The players won't miss soooo much school and we don't have to waste time playing all of those games. I'm sure the computer can figure it all out for us.

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    June 17, 2011 10:44 a.m.

    I wasn't aware that the BCS is now working within the college basketball ranks? I could have sworn it was a football bowl thing.

  • Tommy2Shoes Lehi, UT
    June 17, 2011 8:40 a.m.

    The BIG East is a very large and dominant basketball league that also has BCS status for their members that play football in their league. Some of their teams like Villanova play at a lesser level while Notre Dame is an Independent with BCS status. The other BCS football conferences are ACC (also BB power), SEC (ditto), Big 10 (ditto), BIG12 (ditto), and PAC12 (ditto historically as in UCLA). Basketball does have a history of producing great teams and players that don't belong to these 6 leagues, for example UNLV had some great runs under Tarkanian and Utah produced some great teams under Majerus. Only a little over 100 teams compete for a chance at a BCS game while over 300 teams compete for a a NCAA tourney game. Recruiting the best athletes takes lots of money and getting them seems to take more. The BCS leagues have the money and the others don't have quite and much thus the quote "little sisters of the poor". Once in a while we'll see a Jimmer or a Danny Ainge at BYU but that's the exception not the rule. Winners seem to be the best cheaters in big $ ball.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    June 16, 2011 9:53 p.m.

    Isn't it funny how labels evolve, especially negative ones that are designed to keep the status-quo elevated? Well, maybe not funny. Ridiculous would be more like it.

    DNews should be ashamed of using "non-BCS" in a college basketball article. Even if someone outside of your organization used it in providing information for the article. All you're doing is to perpetuate the fallicy.

  • Jeff in Norman NORMAN, OK
    June 16, 2011 9:30 p.m.

    Why are we mixing up College Basketball with College Football? It seems fun but irrelevant. Jimmer is not a Non-BCS player because there is no BCS in College Basketball (which plays a NCG).