Returning Student From the 1990s Saves Oklahoma State From APR Penalties

Sam Cooper for Yahoo! Sports Dr. Saturday blog: [Oklahoma State] announced Tuesday that the NCAA confirmed that the Cowboys football program’s APR has been “amended” thanks to the discovery that a student-athlete from the 1990s had recently graduated from Oklahoma State. This “delayed graduation point” bumped the team’s average score up from 929.41 to 930 […]

NCAA Issues Interps on Coaching Involvement and Football Spring Evaluation Period

Monday the NCAA issued three interpretations of Division I rules. Two came from the NCAA staff and one from the Legislative Review and Interpretations Committee. The two staff interpretations dealt with situations where coaches might be providing instruction to athletes during the offseason while the official interpretation from LRIC confirmed a limit on the head […]

Texas football players avoid suspension after agent meal

Bryan Fischer for NFL.com: “Earlier this summer, Texas reported a situation to the NCAA involving two Longhorn student-athletes receiving a meal from an agent. That situation has been resolved with NCAA staff and the involved student-athletes are immediately eligible for competition,” the school announced in a statement. When the news of the reported violation broke, […]

Texas HS Coaches Convention may move to accommodate new NCAA rule

A new NCAA rule passed this year caused the schedule for the Texas High School Coaches Association Convention to get shuffled at the last minute: According to the San Antonio Express News, the NCAA denied the waivers that it received for the convention. Due to the waiver denials, lectures that were scheduled to be given […]

5% of football coaches cheating means a lot of cheating

Jake Trotter of ESPN.com, quoting Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby: “Enforcement is broken,” he said. “The infractions committee hasn’t had [an FBS] hearing in almost a year, and I think it’s not an understatement to say cheating pays presently. If you seek to conspire to certainly bend the rules, you can do it successfully and […]

Proposed College Soccer Changes Face Uphill Battle

From the Soccer Observer, run by Ian Thomson: Top college soccer coaches are finalizing plans and canvassing support for changes that would extend the men’s season over the full academic year. The proposals recommend a 25-game season split between the fall and spring semesters. Individual conference championships would be held early in May with the […]

Reopening NCAA Investigations Rare but Not Unprecedented

At ACC Football Media Days, the NCAA’s reopened investigation into North Carolina’s academic scandal was discussed. Part of ACC commissioner John Swofford’s comments on the investigation touched on whether there was precedent for the NCAA reopening an investigation: Swofford says NCAA reopening investigation isn’t a first. Asks former NCAA guy in back of room if […]

NCAA Proposes Sand Volleyball Championship

NOTE: Beach Volleyball is now a sanctioned NCAA and NAIA Championship sport. Click here for Beach Volleyball Scholarship and Recruiting information. The NCAA Division I Legislative Council Administrative Committee has sponsored a proposal for the 2014-15 legislative cycle to make sand volleyball the NCAA’s 90th championship. Sand volleyball is currently an emerging sport for women, […]

Texas Football Players Facing Short Suspension After Agent Meal

Bryan Fischer for NFL.com: According to documents obtained by the Austin American-Statesman, the University of Texas reported to the NCAA enforcement staff on June 6 that two Longhorn football players received a meal paid for by an agent. It wasn’t clear when the agent paid for the players’ meal, per the report. According to the […]

OSU seems confident about NCAA investigation

Brett McMurphy of ESPN: “The inquiry continues and it is hoped that it will conclude within the next few months,” a university spokesman told ESPN. “The university anticipates releasing a report after the NCAA concludes its process. Since it is an ongoing inquiry conducted in cooperation with the NCAA, the university is unable to comment […]

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