In October, Jeremy N. Foley ’74, athletic director emeritus of the University of Florida (UF), was named to the new NCAA Commission on College Basketball.
The NCAA Board of Governors, Division I Board of Directors and President Mark Emmert established the commission in the wake of an FBI investigation into basketball recruiting practices.
“The commission has important work ahead,” Foley told the Orlando Sentinel. “The collective talent, experience and wisdom of the people I have the opportunity to work with is off the charts.”
Chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the 14-member committee will assess the relationships between the NCAA and outside entities — including commercial enterprises, sports agents and the NBA — and between the association’s national office and the universities and colleges of the NCAA.
For 25 years, Foley led the UF athletic department, overseeing every aspect of the Gators’ programs and the $100 million-plus budget. Following his retirement in 2016, Foley was named athletic director emeritus and joined the UF faculty as an instructor in the university’s sport management program.