Division III Tightening Belt in Face of Budget Issues

March is one of the prime times for the NCAA to talk about how the association’s revenue, mostly from the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, is used to fund the other programs and championships that the NCAA operates. But last Thursday, the start of the Round of 64 and one of the signature days of […]

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Poll Finds Lack of Support Among General Public For Paying College Athletes

Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post: A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that a large majority of the general public opposes paying salaries to college athletes beyond the scholarships currently offered. Only 33 percent support paying college athletes. At 64 percent, opposition is nearly twice as high as support, with 47 percent strongly against […]

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Ball State Reports Six Secondary Violations

Ben Breiner of the Lafayette Journal and Courier on secondary violations reported by Ball State: Athletic director Bill Scholl said he felt the total of six was a run-of-the mill number, and he would have been surprised to see it any lower. He said a number of those smaller violations are simply a given with […]

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SEC Has Concerns With All Types of Early Signing in Football

Mike Herndon of AL.com: An SEC appeal of the NCAA’s rule allowing early financial aid signings for football prospects has less to do with a controversial new interpretation and more with the effect of the rule itself and the way it’s being implemented, an SEC official told AL.com on Wednesday. The rule in question is […]

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UNC System President Supports Lighter Course Loads for First-Year Athletes

Cullen Browder of WRAL: [University of North Carolina system President Tom] Ross spoke this week with the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, an independent panel that has worked for two decades to reform college sports. He said lightening the course work for first-year student-athletes – and extending their scholarships to give them more time to […]

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AFCA Convention Produces One Great, One Terrible Recruiting Idea

Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on an official visit change proposed at the AFCA Convention: There is one proposed idea that seems to have nearly unanimous support among coaches: Reducing the number of official visits for a prospect from five to four or three, but allowing the colleges to pay for the travel of […]

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Death to the At-Large Bid

In three weeks an era will end for many college sports fans. There is plenty of NCAA competition left after the Division I Men’s Basketball tournament is over, but for a large chunk of casual fans, the end of the tournament marks the end of the college sports season until football starts again in August. […]

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No Saving the Spring Game

All over the country coaches are doing away with spring games. Texas A&M was forced to by renovations to Kyle Field. But Oklahoma State and Pitt did so voluntarily. This is becoming a trend and it will likely be a terminal one for this annual spring tradition. The thing about a spring game is that […]

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ACC, Big 12 Behind Movement to Loosen Restrictions on Conference Title Games

Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports: The ACC has submitted NCAA legislation that would “deregulate” football conference championship games sources told CBSSports.com. The intent is to allow leagues their preference in how to determine their conference champion. It would theoretically eliminate the need – per NCAA rules – to split into divisions with the division winners […]

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A Reunion of Sorts on Tap if Auburn Hires Pearl

Kevin Scarbinsky of AL.com: In fact, if there’s a school that can justify hiring a coach with any sort of NCAA baggage, it’s Auburn, which has not one but two former NCAA employees on staff in Senior Associate AD Rich McGlynn and Associate AD Dave Didion. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, […]

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