NCAA Legislation

NCAA Needs to Pick a Side With the IAWP Hires

After Isaiah Whitehead committed to Seton Hall amid reports that the Pirates had agreed to hire his high school coach Tiny Morton, Andy Glockner took a look at what Whitehead’s commitment said about NCAA rules regarding the hiring of a prospect’s coaches or family members. Glockner focused on the NCAA’s general rule, Bylaw, which […]

Proposal 2010-26 and Amateurism

The recently concluded Johnny Manziel affair shone light on the NCAA’s strict yet also confusing rules about how different people or organizations can use a student-athlete’s name or likeness. Athletes are not permitted to profit off their name or likeness. The university can use athletes in some types of promotions and commercial items, but not […]

Legislative Agenda Short for DII and DIII

Division I will have a short-and-sweet legislative agenda over the next year unless the Rules Working Group rolls out some big changes. Divisions II and III will be equally so except for some major academic changes at the DII level. Division III’s proposed legislation for this year centers around the same health and safety package […]

Triathlon, Health and Safety Highlight 2013-14 Division I Legislative Agenda

August 15th is always a little like Christmas if you follow NCAA legislation. That day is the deadline for the NCAA to publish to its members the proposals under consideration at the upcoming NCAA convention, this year in San Diego. In the past, that meant up to 100 Division I proposals. Last year it meant […]

Johnny Manziel and the Olympic Model

When the Summer of Johnny Football was about Johnny Manziel’s personal behavior, talk of lasting implications was mostly confined to self-righteous columns about “kids these days”. Now that possible NCAA violations have been added to the mix, those questions are coming thick and fast. Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel sees the natural evolution to the “open […]

Stanford’s David Shaw Gets All Twisted on Stipend Issue

At Pac-12 Media Days in Los Angeles, Stanford head football coach David Shaw was asked about “stipends”. Stipends is in quotes because even after Shaw spoke passionately against “stipends”, I’m still not sure what he is for or against: “If the NCAA does pass this rule, we will comply, but my big comment is we’re […]

Recruiting Grind is Beyond the NCAA’s Control

There are a lot of things the NCAA could do to tweak the July men’s basketball recruiting period. Nonscholastic recruiting generally has been in a flux for years. And that just counts the rules that have actually been passed. Since the men’s basketball recruiting calendar was overhauled in 2004, there has been a constant stream […]

2016 Eligibility Rules Have No Education Impacting Disability Exceptions

On Friday the NCAA released a lengthy Education Column in the form of a Q&A regarding the new initial eligibility requirements set to arrive in 2016. Softening the requirements (i.e. removing the roughly .500 core course GPA increase to the sliding scale) did not prevent schools from asking questions. All told, the Ed Column includes […]

Why Football Coaches Want Summer Practice

Summer practice is coming. There’s a rich and lively debate to be had about the year-round student-athlete and whether that is a good thing. But the genie is out of the bottle for men’s basketball and women’s basketball (starting this year). It is only a matter of time before it spreads to all sports. The […]

Division II’s Eligibility Package Moves Closer to DI

While Division I has been busy with a now-downsized change to initial eligibility rules, Division II has been even busier. The Division II Academic Task Force has put forth their own set of recommendations for academic reform. And in addition to initial eligibility changes, the task force also has a set of recommendations for two-year […]

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