Author Archives: John Infante

Transfer Feedback Yields Range of Opinion

At its April 2014 meeting, the NCAA Division I Leadership Council will once again take up the issue of undergraduate transfers in football, basketball, baseball, and men’s ice hockey. At issue is whether athletes who transfer in sports without the … [Read More]

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NCAA Releases Q&A on Academic Misconduct

Today the NCAA released an Educational Column on “academic misconduct”. In it, the NCAA attempts to define more clearly the difference between academic misconduct, an “academic offense” and a “misconduct violation”. The Q&A builds on an official interpretation and starts … [Read More]

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What Athletes Will Get Under the NCAA’s New Food Rules

On Tuesday, the NCAA Legislative Council adopted Proposal 2013–31-B, which has the following intent: To specify that an institution may provide meals and snacks to student-athletes as a benefit incidental to participation in intercollegiate athletics. 2013–31-B still needs to be … [Read More]

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NCAA Interp: Institutions Can Pay More Academic Document Costs

Helpful little interp published by the NCAA yesterday: The committee confirmed that an institution may pay expenses (e.g., document fees, express delivery charges) to obtain information or receive documents that are necessary to certify or evaluate the academic standing of … [Read More]

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Texas and USC Comments Show Difficulty of Reforming NCAA

Today is the start of the April 2014 meeting of the NCAA Division I Legislative Council. The Legislative Council is something of a lame duck, about to be replaced by a new committee heavily populated by athletic directors. But there … [Read More]

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YSU Non-Renewals Show Nuances in Scholarship Debate

Joe Scalzo of Yindy.com: Shar’Rae Davis, Amanda Barger and Taylor Hvisdak will not be playing for Youngstown State’s women’s basketball team next season, but they want to make one thing clear: It wasn’t their choice. Head coach John Barnes released … [Read More]

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Oregon Symposium Covers Unions, Title IX, and Player Likeness

Ed. Note: This is a guest post by Will Rubin, a junior at the University of Oregon with a major in Journalism. A lifelong resident of Eugene, Will has covered the Oregon Ducks for the Oregon Daily Emerald and AddictedToQuack.com, … [Read More]

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Is Poaching To Blame For the High Number of Basketball Transfers?

Dan Hinxman of the Reno Gazette-Journal, quoting Nevada athletic director Doug Knuth: “The big-time schools have gotten so big, the pressure on them to win is so big that if they have a student-athlete leave early for some reason — … [Read More]

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UW-Milwaukee Announces 2014-15 APR Postseason Ban

UW-Milwaukee announced today that its men’s basketball program was banned from the postseason for the 2014–15 academic year due to a low Academic Progress Rate score. They join San Jose State men’s basketball, which announced the same thing earlier this … [Read More]

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A Story About Transferring That Does Not Include the Word “Release”

I tend not call out poor writing about compliance issues. There’s too much of it and it would be mostly mean-spirited. The exception is when bad writing about NCAA rules means the writer got something fundamentally wrong. Good writing should … [Read More]

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