Anthony Hickey Granted “Run-Off Waiver”

Cody Stavenhagen of The Oklahoman: LSU transfer Anthony Hickey will be eligible to play immediately at Oklahoma State after the NCAA approved his waiver Monday. Hickey used the NCAA’s run-off exemption after LSU did not renew his scholarship for the 2014–15 season. Good for Hickey and kudos to LSU head men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones […]

What’s Next for Florida, Phillips, and Muschamp

Late last week, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported that Florida assistant football coach Joker Phillips had resigned due to his involvement in a potential recruiting violation. That was followed up by a report from Yahoo!’s Pat Forde and Charles Robinson with more specifics about the violation. Two sources told Yahoo Sports that the encounter was described […]

Hawaii Athletes Sleep in Locker Rooms after Scholarship Delay

Oskar Garcia for the Associated Press (via Huffington Post): About 60 Hawaii scholarship athletes were delayed nine days in receiving their summer funds, prompting some to sleep in a locker room while waiting for checks totaling about $92,000, university athletics officials said. Hawaii athletic director Ben Jay told The Associated Press on Thursday that clerical […]

Auburn’s Scholarship Crunch Highlights APR Tightrope

Brandon Marcello of AL.com: The question now is how Auburn coach Bruce Pearl makes room for the incoming players. Auburn has room for three additional scholarship players, and will need to make room for four more if the current list of commitments and signees stay on board, according to numbers compiled by AL.com. Scholarships are […]

Ice Hockey Rules Committee Recommends Only Minor Changes

This being a rule change year for ice hockey, potentially major changes had been anticipated, including steps to reduce or eliminate regular season ties and allowing three-quarters visors instead of full face shields. None of these major changes came to pass, with the focus of this round of changes being on smaller changes to speed […]

Division III Considers On-Campus Evaluations, Celebratory Signings

According to this release by the NCAA, the Division III Recruiting Working Group is considering allowing on-campus evaluations starting as early as the summer of 2015. These evaluations would be much more extensive than those allowed in Division II or Division I basketball. For starters, prospects would be permitted to participate in multiple evaluations for […]

Tressel’s Departure Likely Had Little Effect on OSU Case

As the Cleveland Plain Dealer starts a 10-day series on the Ohio State/memorabilia/tattoo/Tressel scandal, Land-Grant Holy Land asks a what if: Perhaps that is a more interesting hypothetical question. What if the scandal still happens, but Ohio State doubles down and keeps Tressel? Aside from the five game suspension Tressel was given, would the NCAA […]

Pelini’s Signing Idea Ignores How Recruits Think

Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini explained an interesting if not entirely original idea to slow down recruiting to Adam Rittenberg: Pelini thinks high school players should be able to sign with teams as soon as they receive scholarship offers. If coaches choose to offer scholarships to freshmen and sophomores – an increasingly common tactic […]

Incoming NJCAA President Proposes Three Years of Eligibility

J. Levi Burnfin of the Garden City Telegram on a big idea from incoming National Junior College Athletic Association president Bryce Roderick: “One of the things that we’re working on, and one of the things I’ll visit on with our presidents, too, in the Jayhawk Conference, is a third year of eligibility,” Roderick said. This […]

New Interpretations Philosophy Brings Common Sense To NCAA Rules

Two months ago, the NCAA sent a memo outlining a significant change in how Division I institutions should interpret and apply NCAA rules. The new interpretations philosophy is the result of a collaborative effort between the NCAA’s academic and membership affairs (AMA) and enforcement staffs, the Conference Commissioners Association Compliance Administrators (CCACA), and the National […]

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