Alabama Custom Photos Sign of a Bigger Issue in Football Recruiting

John Talty of rounded up custom photos which Alabama sent its commits who were participating in the invite-only The Opening, put on by Nike in Oregon. Those photos are completely legal, if you jump through a couple interpretive hoops. The current rule says you may attach anything you could send as a printed recruiting […]

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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 […]

How is Dorial Green-Beckham Meeting With Oklahoma Coaches

SoonerScoop (via CBS Sports) is reporting that former Missouri football player Dorial Green-Beckham is currently in Norman, OK meeting with Oklahoma football coaches. There is just one problem with that: it is currently a dead period during which any in-person contact with prospects is prohibited, on- or off-campus. There is some confusion about whether this […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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