Ohio State AD Gene Smith to join NCAA Commission on College Basketball in wake of FBI investigation

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith will join a commission formed by the NCAA to fix college basketball after news of the FBI’s investigations in the industry rocked the sport weeks ago.

The Commission on College Basketball will be chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and was announced by NCAA president Mark Emmert on Wednesday.

Smith is a nationally respected athletic director and seems to be a natural fit for the Commission, even if he saw scandal first-hand when the Ohio State tattoo scandal hit in 2011. Smith won the James J. Corbett Memorial Award, given to collegiate athletic administrators, in 2016 and by all accounts oversaw a clean basketball program in Columbus, though that could mostly be attributed to Thad Matta.

As far as experience when it comes to NCAA commissions, Smith is currently on the College Football Playoff committee and was previously chair of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee.

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