- May 9, 2011
This would be the death knell for mid-major basketball. Kids like Bones or Hyunjung Lee for Davidson could just up and transfer to Duke or UNC without sitting a year. Whether or not this is good for the kids, let's remove all doubt that this is all about consolidation of power in college basketball. The power conferences want the ability to compete for Final Fours/Sweet 16's/at-large bids to be exclusive to them.
Remember, the Power 5 conferences have 50%+1 voting power. If all of them vote for the proposal and the rest of the 200 something schools vote against it, it passes.