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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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John Calipari to the Lakers?

Kentucky fans might suffer more than one loss this month if the gossip on Twitter has any validity. Coach John Calipari denied rumors that he'd leave to coach the Los Angeles Lakers next season, a theoretical move that would mean big things both in Los Angeles and Lexington. Calipari's success in the college ranks is undeniable, but coaching a bunch of NBA prospects for one season is much different than coaching those prospects once they're locked up to big-time contracts. Considering the state the Lakers are in now, however, Calipari's denial might just be ironclad.

Where will John Calipari be coaching next season?

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  • Would John Calipari be a good fit as head coach of the Lakers?

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  • How much of John Calipari's success is due to his reliance on the one-and-done system?

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  • What is your opinion of John Calipari?

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  • Which coaching position is more desirable right now?

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UConn wins national championship

A year ago, they weren't even eligible to compete in the NCAA tournament. On Monday night, the Connecticut Huskies won it -- the program's fourth national championship in just five Final Four appearances -- by beating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54. This impressive run capped off the career of star guard Shabazz Napier and marked the arrival of second-year head coach Kevin Ollie. Does this win make Connecticut a historically great program? How would you grade the tournament overall?

More: Rank 'Em: All-time best college basketball programs

  • Is Connecticut men's basketball (5 Final Fours, 4 championships) a historically great program?

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  • How would you sum up the 2014 national championship game?

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  • How do you feel about Connecticut winning the NCAA tournament?

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  • Which coach would you rather have?

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  • Where does Connecticut's 2014 national championship run rank among the most surprising of all time?

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  • What is Shabazz Napier's NBA future?

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  • How would you grade the 2014 NCAA tournament?

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  • How would you grade your bracket?

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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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Manhattan to keep Masiello

Lying on his résumé cost Steve Masiello the chance to coach the South Florida men's basketball team, but won't cost him his old job at Manhattan. The school on Monday announced that Masiello can return to the Jaspers once he completes his undergraduate degree, which he falsely said he already earned at Kentucky. Masiello is 10 credits shy and will take classes during the next couple of months, according to sources. Associate head coach Matt Grady will take over in the interim. Do you agree with the decision?

  • Do you agree with Manhattan's decision to retain Steve Masiello?

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  • If you were a collegiate athlete, would you think less of your head coach if it came out that he/she lied on a résumé?

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  • If you were a Manhattan basketball player, which would bother you more about Steve Masiello?

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  • Have you ever lied about something on your résumé?

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