The "Sanity Code" – adopted to establish guidelines for recruiting and financial aid – failed to curb abuses.
Postseason football games were multiplying with little control, and member schools were increasingly concerned about how the new medium of television would affect football attendance.
Instead, the NCAA voted to restrict the number of televised games for each team to stop the slide in gate attendance.
Notre Dame continued televising its games through 1953, working around the ban by filming its games, then broadcasting them the next evening.
A series of crises brought the NCAA to a crossroads after World War II.
For several years, the NCAA was a discussion group and rules-making body, but in 1921, the first NCAA national championship was conducted: the National Collegiate Track and Field Championships.
Gradually, more rules committees were formed and more championships were created, including a basketball championship in 1939.