Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says college basketball is worth saving. She led the Commission on College Basketball, which recommended sweeping reforms to the sport. ((AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

 

In an exclusive interview, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talks to AP’s Ralph Russo about the Commission on College Basketball's recommendations for sweeping reforms to the sport _ and why it's worth saving. Rice takes leaders in college sports to task for allowing the sport to become so corrupt, but is hopeful that the scandal that resulted in federal charges against some assistant coaches can be a turning point. Rice and the commission don’t want players to be paid, but they do want those with pro aspirations and elite talent to have every opportunity to pursue those dreams. She says the commission wanted to put the college back in college basketball.