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Many Reasons to Move the College Basketball Season, But Not Academics

Jon Solomon of AL.com has the latest in the annual cycle of articles asking whether the NCAA should move the college basketball season to the spring. The idea has support from a growing number of influential people in college sports … [Read More]

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Adding Early Football Signing Period More Complicated Than It Seems

ESPN’s Mitch Sherman on the possibility of an early signing period in football: Susan Peal, NCAA associate director of operations, said the continued acceleration of recruiting has led the Conference Commissioners Association to consider an earlier date to supplement the … [Read More]

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NBA’s Energy Best Spent Before College, Not Instead Of

(Disclosure: I previously worked with a company owned by Mark Cuban on this project.) Mark Cuban made two big mistakes. In his comments about college basketball, the NCAA, the one-and-done NBA age limit, and the NBA D-League, Cuban misspoke once: … [Read More]

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Why and How the NCAA Should Ban Court Storming

Gary Parrish of CBS Sports on Wednesday: But tradition is never a good reason to continue doing something that shouldn’t be done, and court-storming is something that shouldn’t be done. Beyond the fact that students have been injured during such … [Read More]

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Could Concussion Research Impact NCAA Academic Rules

Concussions are one of two major questions facing the NCAA, perhaps an even larger threat than the arguments for employment, unionization, and professionalization of college athletes. The debate over whether to regulate the management of concussions is currently being fought … [Read More]

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The Missing Link Between Football Substitutions and Player Safety

In the firestorm that has erupted after the NCAA’s Football Rules Committee proposed banning snaps in the first 10 seconds of the play clock outside the last two minutes of each half, there is almost an odd consensus being reached … [Read More]

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Explaining SnapChat in Recruiting

Two days ago the NCAA published an Educational Column on social media in recruiting. The most fascinating part was the NCAA’s Q&A regarding how coaches could mention high schools and coaches of prospective student-athletes on Twitter. But most attention was … [Read More]

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New NCAA Ed Column Explains Twitter Limits on Coaches

The NCAA recently published a new edition of its social media Educational Column. These have been published fairly regularly since about 2009 (normally every year or so) and build on each other as new services emerge and use of social … [Read More]

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The NCAA’s Little Known Run Off Waiver

Now that football’s initial signing day is over, the annual rhythm of the college football season turns to sorting out the rosters for 2014 that coaches have lined up. For some programs, that will be more difficult than others. Roll … [Read More]

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Fax Machine Still Simplifies NLI Process

The initial signing day for football is almost upon us which means a time honored tradition is back: questioning why fax machines still play a part. AL.com’s Jon Solomon found the questioning of fax machines goes straight to the top: … [Read More]

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