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Untangling the SEC’s Graduate Transfer Mess

Contrary to popular belief and a headline that I will not blame CBS’s Jon Solomon for, the SEC never “banned” graduate transfers. The SEC rule passed back in 2011 and likely prompted by Jeremiah Masoli’s transfer from Oregon to Mississippi … [Read More]

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Cooperation May Save Early Signing Period

When the ACC announced its preference for an early signing period starting on August 1 for football players, I was ready to take the idea apart. The combination of the terms of the NLI and current football recruiting rules made … [Read More]

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Which Power Conference Basketball Teams Need to Worry About the APR

Earlier today I looked at which power conference football teams have to sweat it out leading up to the NCAA’s release of the 2012–13 Academic Progress Rate (APR) numbers next week. Now it is basketball’s turns. The biggest difference between … [Read More]

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Which Power Conference Football Teams Should Worry About the APR

When the NCAA’s annual Academic Progress Rate numbers are released next week, it will be something of a watershed moment. The APR benchmark for postseason eligibility will rise from 900 to 930 (with one more year of an exception). That … [Read More]

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A Simple Solution to the Cost of Attendance Debate

Dan Wolken of USA Today: The reason athletics directors are still in a guessing game, even after such a prolonged discussion about the stipend/cost of attendance issue, is that the definitions involved are highly variable and extremely delicate relative to … [Read More]

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NCAA Governance Proposal Needs Changes to Give Everyone What They Want

Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports: Some Big Five commissioners and other stakeholders were initially surprised at the NCAA’s super majority concept. The association’s board of directors asserted Thursday that the 65 Big Five schools will have to pass legislation with … [Read More]

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Governance Reform Will Cause Division I to Shrink, Not Split

While this week’s Board of Director’s meeting is not the main event and there is still plenty of time for it to change, in all likelihood what is adopted will look very close to the steering committee’s proposed model and … [Read More]

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A Decade On, APR is Showing Its Age

On April 19, 2004, the NCAA Division I Management Council adopted Proposal 2003–112. That proposal had the following intent: To establish a program, with appropriate measurements of academic performance, that rewards those institutions and teams that demonstrate commitment toward the … [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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Larry Scott

To Fight Unions, Conferences Should Adopt Union Demands

In this article for SB Nation by Kevin Tranhan exploring the possibility that Northwestern football players vote against the union, Tranhan notes that the issue has already spread past one university: However, Huma said he has been contacted by players … [Read More]

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