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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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