Bellarmine’s Juston Betz writes NCAA letter pleading for rule change

The Bellarmine males’s basketball staff continues to enchantment for the prospect to compete within the NCAA Match. Senior guard Justin Betz wrote a letter to the NCAA to plead for the staff’s probability to qualify and compete in subsequent season’s event.

“There’s nothing extra highly effective than a neighborhood of individuals preventing for what they know is correct,” Betz wrote in a letter he shared with The Courier Journal on Friday. “I simply ask that the NCAA and all events concerned are additionally preventing for what is correct, what’s greatest for the student-athletes and collaborating Division I establishments. I really imagine there isn’t a higher time than now to rethink a rule that was put into place over 25 years in the past.”

The Knights made nationwide information in March once they received the ASUN Match championship, simply two years after they made the leap from Division II to DI. The ASUN champion receives an computerized bid to the NCAA Match. However a decades-old NCAA rule bars applications making such a leap from competing within the school spectacle for 4 years.

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