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

The Bellarmine men’s basketball team continues to appeal for the chance to compete in the NCAA Tournament. Senior guard Juston Betz wrote a letter to the NCAA to plea for the team’s chance to qualify and compete in next season’s tournament.

“There’s nothing more powerful than a community of people fighting for what they know is right,” Betz wrote in a letter he shared with The Courier Journal on Friday. “I just ask that the NCAA and all parties involved are also fighting for what is right, what is best for the student-athletes and participating in Division I institutions. I truly there is no better time than now to reconsider a rule that was put into place over 25 years ago.”

The Knights made national news in March when they won the ASUN Tournament championship, just two years after they made the leap from Division II to DI. The ASUN champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. But a decades-old NCAA rule bars programs making such a jump from competing in the college spectacle for four years.

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