NCAA Legislation

Why the NCAA Struggles with Transfers

Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated dug into the issue of transfers in men’s basketball and went beyond the surface level concerns. Most articles about transfers, particularly in men’s basketball, focus on the sheer number of transfers, the number and inconsistency of waiver decisions, or the NCAA’s restrictions on transfers. Thamel talked to coaches and teased […]

NCAA Amateurism Cabinet Exploring Student-Athlete Likeness Concepts

In September, the NCAA Division I Amateurism Cabinet began a review of the NCAA’s rules regarding the use of a student-athlete’s name or likeness. Specifically, the cabinet began looking at student-athletes using their name or likeness to promote different types of businesses, including: Athletically or nonathletically related commercial businesses which employ the student-athlete; Nonathletically related […]

Two-Year Colleges Need to Refine Criticism of NCAA

Brad Wolverton of the Chronicle of Higher Education has the latest in a series of pieces by a number of outlets involving criticism of the NCAA’s increased academic requirements for junior college transfers by the two-year college community. Those complaints are myriad, ranging from the requirements themselves to how they were implemented. The problem, as […]

NCAA Governance Changes May Not Be Noticed Immediately

Greg Bishop of the New York Times: Everyone seemed to agree on a basic premise: N.C.A.A. change is coming, perhaps as soon as next summer. The more everyone talked, though, the less grand potential reforms seemed. One commissioner, Karl Benson of the Sun Belt Conference, said during a panel discussion that he expected changes would […]

Emmert’s Comments Suggest Power Conferences Will Control Division I

USA Today’s Nicole Auerbach captured this quote from NCAA President Mark Emmert about the upcoming changes to the governance model: Emmert suggested that Big 5 members would look at areas where they could improve the welfare of student-athletes, such as implementing a stipend to cover the full cost of attendance, providing more meals and addressing […]

Fixing the Delayed Enrollment Rules

Twice this year, the NCAA has suffered public relations damage because of its delayed enrollment rules. Earlier this year, Steven Rhodes was initially going to sit out the 2013 football season because of some intramural games he played while serving in the Marines. Now, Nathan Harries was in line to lose a season of eligibility for a […]

NCAA Draft Rules Should Allow Room for the Best Decisions

When it comes to the NCAA’s relationship with professional leagues, many of the problems are thrust upon it. Were it not for age limits and the lack of developmentally-focused minor leagues, the contention that the NCAA is just one path of many for prospects to get the pros would have more weight. But some problems […]

Confusion Over Stipends Could Be Disastrous for NCAA

When people who do not work in college athletics get things wrong about the NCAA, it is significant, but not that damaging. There are plenty of age old misunderstandings about NCAA rules, like athletes being limited in how much they can earn in a job, that would be better if they were cleared up. But […]

Graham, Hamilton Cases Muddy NCAA’s Relationship with NLI

Update, 10/3: The NLI office has released a statement with corrections to some of the information in this post. See the changes below as well as some additional commentary at the end. As this summer comes to a close, stories about the National Letter of Intent and prospects being less than enthused about sticking to […]

Delany’s Comments Show Hard Questions Not Being Asked

Jim Delany’s comments at the Big Ten headquarters were described by George Schroeder as a “dramatic expansion” of the theme of more autonomy for the largest schools. But his comments mostly included more of the limited results that the major conferences are seeking out of NCAA governance changes. The substantive changes to the rules are […]

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