The blogosphere is beginning to light up on this issue. Check here and here, for more information about the NCAA ads and here to sign a petition to the NCAA asking them to take down the FOF ads they have on NCAA.com.
I just received a copy of the NCAA’s Advertising and Promotional Standards. It is clear to me that running the Focus on the Family ads is in complete violation of the these standards. A few excerpts from the standards:
The NCAA’s advertising and promotional standards are designed to encourage those advertisements and advertisers that support the NCAA’s ideals and exclude those advertisements and advertisers (and others who wish to associate with NCAA activities) that do not appear to be in the best interests of higher education and student-athletes.
The NCAA strives to be associated with entities and messages that: