For those who aren't aware (like I wasn't until recently) Condoleeza Rice has been hired by the NCAA and Mark Emmert to provide long term "fixes" to college basketball. Their findings are supposed to be released today. Some of the expected changes include:
Ending One and done (although this is an NBA rule, not NCAA)
Changing summer league basketball by either disallowing coaches to attend shoe-sponsored camps, or the NCAA starting their own league.
Liberalizing agent rules: allowing players to have earlier contact with agents without having to declare for the draft.
Transparent apparel deals, mostly with coaches compensation.
Changing/removing "self-enforcement" of violations.
5 year post-season ban on violators for the 1st offense, as well as loss of all postseason revenue during the ban.
Baseball model is almost certanly not going to happen.
Emmert would like to begin implementing the recommended changes this year and has said that he intends to follow through with everything they suggest, so there could be really big changes to basketball soon.
Semi-relate article on the history of "student athletes" and where everything sits today. Really good article detailing the major legal cases that have brought us to where we are today. Of note, The UNC issue, and how the NCAA couldn't go after UNC because fewer than half the students who took the fake classes weren't athletes, so it was a school issue, not an athletics issue.
Talks about the supreme court cases that have shaped college sports, including the coinage of the term student athlete, and another SC Justice who mandated that college athletes not be paid. Good read if you haev the time or inclination.
UPDATE: IT HAS BEEN RELEASED.