NCAA barred Louisville men’s team from supporting women’s team
Share Now on:
This final note today. In which the NCAA — the National Collegiate Athletic Association — reveals itself once again to be a bonehead.
Louisville, as you know, won the mens basketball championship in Atlanta last night. The school’s women play their final tonight in New Orleans. NCAA rules say neither Louisville coach Rick Pitino — who got a $425,000 bonus for the championship win — nor the school could pay for the men’s team to go see the Louisville women.
The NCAA did give a waiver this morning, which came too late, the school said.
Marketplace is on a mission.
We believe Main Street matters as much as Wall Street, economic news is made relevant and real through human stories, and a touch of humor helps enliven topics you might typically find…well, dull.
Through the signature style that only Marketplace can deliver, we’re on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country—but we don’t do it alone. We count on listeners and readers like you to keep this public service free and accessible to all. Will you become a partner in our mission today?