NCAA

College on the verge of dramatic change

In the aftermath of the dismissal of the College of William and Mary’s basketball coach, the college needs to reflect on the possible implications this action may have for the future direction of athletics at the college. Does this action suggest the essential measure in gauging successful programs is winning?

For the basketball program, apparently, the primary requirement for success has now become qualifying for the NCAA tournament — not an easy thing for mid-majors to do in one-bid leagues. Given that has become the expectation, how long will the incoming coach be granted to achieve that goal? (At least until one recruiting class has graduated, one would hope.)

Furthermore,...

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