Originally written on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 4/11/13
NASHVILLE, Tenn. During the introductory greeting to the inaugural Integrity in Sports luncheon held at Belmont University, a quote from legendary UCLA coach John Wooden was invoked. It went, "The softest pillow is a clear conscience." Thus started the discussion of the current state of college basketball and where it is headed by the quartet of panelists, including a trio of coaches in Butler's Brad Stevens, Vanderbilts Kevin Stallings and Belmont's Rick Byrd, along with college basketball analyst Jimmy Dykes. The wide array of topics discussed by the panelists along with the gathering at Belmont's Curb Events Center centered mostly on a win-at-all-cost mentality, the journey of the student-athlete during their college experience, and accountability starting on campus through strong administrative leadership. But, as Stevens warned, it was not time to throw the baby out with bath water just yet. "As long as there is more good than bad in the world, bad will be on the front pa...
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