Eligibility or hardship behind Mudiay’s move overseas

Yesterday Emmanuel Mudiay, one of the top players in the 2014 basketball recruiting class, decided to forego college basketball at Southern Methodist in favor of starting his professional career, likely in China or Europe. After it was confirmed that Mudiay was not heading to SMU, the biggest question was whether potential eligibility issues caused him […]

Division II adds 8 new members, 5 start process

The Division II Membership Committee approved eight new full members who have completed the three-year transition period, bringing the division’s membership to 300. In addition, a total of 14 other institutions were accepted into the membership process or advanced along it. Four institutions were asked to redo years along the path for full Division II […]

NCAA Allows Drake FB Player to Keep Crowdfunding Proceeds

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A football prospect grows up with an extremely disadvantaged background. Despite that, he excels on the field and in the classroom and has an opportunity to play go to college and play football. But he needs some more help, in the form of money, to make that […]

NCAA Eligibility Center Running at One Week Backlog

This year is the second that the NCAA Eligibility Center will put out regular reminders about the status of the case backlog at the NCAA Eligibility Center. Every summer, starting about mid-June, the EC experiences the summer rush. Prospects send in their final transcripts after graduation along with any other outstanding documents like test scores, […]

Assessing Green-Beckham’s Waiver Chances at Oklahoma

Oklahoma more or less confirmed on Twitter that Dorial Green-Beckham signed a financial aid agreement thus enabling his visit to Oklahoma during a dead period after the school announced that the former Missouri Tiger would be joining the team. Joe Schad of ESPN posted on Twitter that Green-Beckham was exploring a waiver to play immediately […]

UNC Chancellor Expected NCAA Investigation

From NBC affiliate in North Carolina WNCN, UNC-Chapel Hill’s chancellor Carol Folt was under no delusions that the NCAA investigation into the school’s academic scandal was completely over: “I don’t think we believed – even at that moment – that everything would necessarily be finished,” Folt said. “Even when I came, people had been saying […]

Reopening of UNC Case Raises Questions for NCAA

The day many have waited for since 2012 when UNC began its long look into potential academic fraud in the athletic department has finally arrived: After determining that additional people with information and others who were previously uncooperative might be willing to speak with the enforcement staff, the NCAA has reopened its investigation. That raises […]

NCAA Reorganizing Division I Manual

For 2014–15, the NCAA is making some significant changes to the Division I Manual. Not so much in the content of the bylaws, beyond the changes passed during this legislative cycle, but in how the bylaws are organized. Bylaw 14 is getting all the changes. Currently titled “Eligibility: Academic and General Requirements”, Bylaw 14 includes […]

CSMAS Wants Expanded Role in Rule Making

The NCAA’s Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports is asking that health and safety implications be considered in every playing rule change. Some changes are made for health and safety reasons (or claimed health and safety reasons like the football substitution proposal) but CSMAS wants health and safety to be a larger […]

CCA Begins Study of Football Early Signing Period

Jeremy Crabtree of ESPN: The Collegiate Commissioners Association has formed a committee chaired by Mid-America Conference commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher to research whether an early signing period would be a good thing for college football. This is basically what the NCAA hinted at during the Regional Rules Seminar sessions on football issues. The major difference […]

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