How At-Risk Teams Fared in the APR

Yesterday the NCAA released the 2012–13 APR scores for all Division I teams. Last week, I took a look at which power conference football and basketball teams (plus UConn as defending champs) were in danger of suffering APR penalties or postseason ineligibility based on past scores. In the end, only one team studied suffered penalties. […]

Gabe Ikard is “Compliant Official” with His Girlfriend

Jimmy Traina of Fox Sports on some paperwork former OU center Gabe Ikard had to sign: With Ikard often seen sitting courtside at Thunder games thanks to his girlfriend’s tickets, the compliance office was once again on his case. He recently told SoonerScoop.com that the NCAA made him and his girlfriend sign affidavits that she […]

Boise State Seeks Waiver to Help Homeless Football Recruit

Antoine Turner overcame a lot just to become a junior college football player and Boise State signee. His mom passed away when he was four from cancer, he got caught up in gang activity in New Orleans, stayed in the city through Hurricane Katrina and lost 90 pounds while homeless in California. Turner has one […]

If Five Seasons of Competition Are Good, Six Are Better

Dan Wolken of USA Today has the story on Jimbo Fisher bringing up an old idea with a new twist: Fisher thinks if players were given five seasons of eligibility, it would serve two purposes: Help younger players develop and reduce the pounding veteran players take, particularly with a season that has increased to 12 […]

NCAA Updates List of Previously Approved Waivers

On Friday the NCAA published an updated list of its previously approved waivers. Like incidental expense waivers, the previously approved waivers can be applied by institutions without filing a waiver request with the NCAA. Institutions must only file a quarterly report detailing which waivers they applied. Without a previous list to compare, it is hard […]

New NCAA Interp Limits Which Clinics Coaches Can Attend

Yesterday the Division I Legislative Review and Interpretations Committee issued an official interpretation regarding which coaching clinics college coaches could attend: The committee determined that an athletics department staff member may not be employed (either on a salaried or a volunteer basis) in any capacity by a coaches clinic established, sponsored or conducted by an […]

Montana Still Mulling “Appeal” of Sanctions

The Missoulian’s Bill Speltz, quoting Montana president Royce Engstrom about a petition asking Montana to appeal NCAA sanctions from last year’s major infractions case: “I am in the process of talking to a variety of people about the matter that these folks have brought forward,” he said. “I’ve made some phone calls to people that […]

Dorial Green-Beckham Waiting on Release from Mizzou

Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports: Nearly a month after Missouri dismissed Dorial Green-Beckham over legal troubles, it appears the electric receiver has not yet been released by the school for a transfer. Eastern Illinois, considered a potential landing strip for Green-Beckham, checked on the matter Monday and was told the player is still with Missouri […]

Football Prospects Now Permitted Five Comp Admits During Official Visits

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors had much more important business to attend to at its most recent meeting, like approving the new governance model proposal and signing off on the Leadership Council’s transfer waiver changes. But the board also adopted a piece of football recruiting legislation which further expands what institutions can provide […]

Auburn Squeezes in Elite Camp After Pearl’s Show-Cause Ends

Brandon Marcello of AL.com has a report on an elite camp that Auburn men’s basketball will host on August 24. That day had to be fit between two important deadlines. As Marcello notes, August 24 is the day that Bruce Pearl’s show-cause order expires and he may once again have contact with recruits. But by […]

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