NCAA Not Limiting New Meals Proposal

When the NCAA membership passed Proposal 2013-31-B and permitted institutions much more discretion to feed athletes, institutions immediately began to ask exactly what “meals and snacks incidental to participation” meant. Celebrity chefs, athlete-only dining halls, 24-hour meal service, even breakfast in bed were all brought up. While institutions wanted more freedom to feed athletes, they […]

SEC Overthinking Graduate Transfer Rule

Jon Solomon of CBS Sports with a story on how the SEC is considering a change to its graduate transfer rule at the behest of South Carolina: Allow all graduate-student transfers to play immediately in the SEC. Let all graduate-student transfers play immediately in the SEC except in football. “The sport of football is excluded […]

Leticia Romero and “Releases”

Writing for the Daily News Journal, Adam Sparks reports on an interesting twist in the staring contest between Kansas State and Leticia Romero: But according to reports, Kansas State accidentally gave permission for Middle Tennessee State University to contact Romero because of a “clerical error” — meaning the Lady Raiders are apparently the only program […]

Romero Case Enters a Bizarre Yet Understandable State

For the past few weeks, the battle between Leticia Romero and Kansas State over her permission-to-contact other schools had been getting increasingly tense. Public support was lining up behind Romero, who also retained an attorney. But now tense has become bizarre: [Kansas State athletic director John] Currie also said that he spoke with new Kansas […]

Howard Found to Lack Institutional Control

On Tuesday the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions announced its first decision since November 2013 when it found that Howard University lacked institutional control of its athletics department. The violations centered around allowing athletes to use their book scholarships for impermissible items and the track programs use of an individual deemed a representative of […]

NCAA Adapted Sports Are a Long Term Possibility

At the NCAA Regional Rules Seminar in Atlanta, Chris Ruckdaschel of the NCAA’s Office of Inclusion and Leadership Development presented a session on the inclusion of student-athletes with disabilities. The session gave a broad overview of the NCAA’s efforts to include athletes with both education-impacting and physical disabilities. One of those efforts was the creation […]

Duncan Puts Numbers on Enforcement Efforts

Last week, Jon Solomon of CBS Sports wrote about how even the chair of the Committee on Infractions was wondering about the pace of NCAA investigations: “It may be six months before there’s another one,” [Conference USA commissioner Britton] Banowsky said. “I don’t know what to make of that. It’s interesting because we expanded the […]

NCAA Issues Interps on Sports Psychology, Summer Activities and Foreign Tours

Last Thursday the NCAA issued three interpretations of Division I rules on three different topics. None of them are that ground breaking but are more than technical changes. First, on meetings with a sports psychologist: The academic and membership affairs staff determined that an institution may require a student-athlete to meet with a sports psychologist […]

Georgia Baseball Cited For Text Message Violation

From OnlineAthens.com: A text message that Georgia baseball coach Scott Stricklin returned accidentally to a recruit will keep him from telephone contact with any recruits for two weeks. This is a significant penalty for one text message. Georgia has a history of reporting numerous phone call and text message violations, so perhaps this is not […]

Hawaii Confirms NCAA Investigation

Hawaii athletic director Ben Jay has confirmed that the Hawaii athletics program is under investigation by the NCAA: Amid current media speculation, the University of Hawaii at Mānoa Department of Athletics acknowledges that there is an ongoing NCAA investigation of potential rules violations. As a member institution of the NCAA, we have an obligation to […]

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