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Big problems with the NCAA?

Kentucky coach John Calipari isn't all that pleased with how the NCAA does things. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the Wildcats coach in his new book compares college sports' governing body to the last years of the Soviet Union, saying it has failed to change with the times. Calipari also proposes several changes, including allowing players to transfer without sitting out if their coach leaves, a $3,000-to-$5,000 stipend and more. What's your take?

  • What do you make of John Calipari comparing the NCAA to the Soviet Union in its latter years?

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  • How do you feel about the way the NCAA treats its athletes?

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  • Should the NCAA seek input from coaches such as John Calipari?

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  • Should college athletes be allowed to profit off their own names?

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  • Should college athletes be allowed to receive one round-trip flight home a year?

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  • What do you make of the $3,000-$5,000 stipend proposed by John Calipari?

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  • If a coach leaves a program, should players be allowed to transfer without sitting out?

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  • What chance do you give the NCAA as a governing body of ceasing to exist in your lifetime?

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Connecticut's men's basketball success doesn't stretch back too far. But its recent run is hard to match: four Final Fours and four national titles since 1999, with Monday night's 60-54 victory over Kentucky the latest to seal the trophy. Where does UConn rank among the greatest programs ever? What about those Wildcats? Click on the logos below to set your list!

More: Your take on the NCAA tournament?

All-Time CBB Programs

Arizona

Arizona

4 Final Fours, 1 championship

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

6 Final Fours, 2 championships

Connecticut

Connecticut

5 Final Fours, 4 championships

Duke

Duke

15 Final Fours, 4 championships

Georgetown

Georgetown

5 Final Fours, 1 championship

Indiana

Indiana

8 Final Fours, 5 championships

Kansas

Kansas

14 Final Fours, 3 championships

Kentucky

Kentucky

16 Final Fours, 8 championships

Louisville

Louisville

10 Final Fours, 3 championships

Michigan

Michigan

7 Final Fours (2 vacated), 1 championship

Michigan State

Michigan State

8 Final Fours, 2 championships

North Carolina

North Carolina

18 Final Fours, 5 championships

Ohio State

Ohio State

11 Final Fours (1 vacated), 1 championship

Syracuse

Syracuse

5 Final Fours, 1 championships

UCLA

UCLA

18 Final Fours (1 vacated), 11 championships

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NCAA championship game

Connecticut and Kentucky will face off in the 2014 NCAA tournament title game. Kentucky barely held off Wisconsin in a thrilling game that came down to the final shot, while Connecticut engineered a stunning comeback against Florida after falling behind by double-digits early in the first half. Both teams had low seeds entering the tournament, but they're no strangers to championship matches -- Connecticut won the tournament in 2011, while Kentucky did so in 2012. Which team will win it all?

More: Who is the best player in the championship matchup?

Which team will win the NCAA tournament?

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  • Which team are you rooting for to win the NCAA tournament?

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  • Which coach would you rather have?

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  • Which team's presence in the championship game is more surprising?

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  • What grade would you give the NCAA tournament so far?

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The title match is set in the 2014 NCAA tournament, with the Connecticut Huskies taking on the Kentucky Wildcats. The big-name players have stepped up for both teams, with Shabazz Napier and Julius Randle putting up big numbers for their respective squads throughout the tournament. Who is the best player in the title matchup?

More: Which team will win the NCAA tournament?

Final Four Players

Ryan Boatright

Ryan Boatright

Jr., G, Connecticut
12.0 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.4 APG

DeAndre Daniels

DeAndre Daniels

Jr., F, Connecticut
13.0 PPG, 5.9 RPG

Niels Giffey

Niels Giffey

Sr., G-F, Connecticut
8.3 PPG, 3.8 RPG

Aaron Harrison

Aaron Harrison

Fr., G, Kentucky
14.1 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 1.9 APG

Andrew Harrison

Andrew Harrison

Fr., G, Kentucky
11.0 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 1.9 APG

Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier

Sr., G, Connecticut
18.1 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 4.9 APG

Julius Randle

Julius Randle

Fr., F, Kentucky
15.1 PPG, 10.7 RPG, 1.4 APG

James Young

James Young

Fr., G-F, Kentucky
14.1 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.7 APG

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Just four teams remain in the NCAA tournament, but plenty of talented players will suit up in the Dallas area for next week's Final Four. How does Kentucky's set of freshman phenoms stack up against Florida's stellar seniors? Is Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky better than UConn's Shabazz Napier? Click on the images below to rank the Final Four players!

More: Final Four predictions | Rank the Final Four teams! | Quiz: Final Four MOPs?

Final Four Players

Ryan Boatright

Ryan Boatright

Jr., G, Connecticut
12.1 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.4 APG

Ben Brust

Ben Brust

Sr., G, Wisconsin
12.8 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1.4 APG

DeAndre Daniels

DeAndre Daniels

Jr., F, Connecticut
13.0 PPG, 5.8 RPG

Sam Dekker

Sam Dekker

So., F, Wisconsin
12.4 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 1.4 APG

Michael Frazier II

Michael Frazier II

So., G, Florida
12.6 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 1.1 APG

Aaron Harrison

Aaron Harrison

Fr., G, Kentucky
14.1 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 1.9 APG

Andrew Harrison

Andrew Harrison

Fr., G, Kentucky
11.1 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 1.9 APG

Traevon Jackson

Traevon Jackson

Jr., G, Wisconsin
10.7 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 4.0 APG

Frank Kaminsky

Frank Kaminsky

Jr., F, Wisconsin
14.1 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 1.3 APG

Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier

Sr., G, Connecticut
17.8 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 4.9 APG

Casey Prather

Casey Prather

Sr., F, Florida
13.8 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 1.6 APG

Julius Randle

Julius Randle

Fr., F, Kentucky
15.1 PPG, 10.7 RPG, 1.4 APG

Scottie Wilbekin

Scottie Wilbekin

Sr., G, Florida
13.4 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 3.7 APG

James Young

James Young

Fr., G-F, Kentucky
14.1 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.7 APG

Patric Young

Patric Young

Sr., C, Florida
10.8 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 1.1 BPG

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