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 […]

Which Power Conference Basketball Teams Need to Worry About the APR

Earlier today I looked at which power conference football teams have to sweat it out leading up to the NCAA’s release of the 2012–13 Academic Progress Rate (APR) numbers next week. Now it is basketball’s turns. The biggest difference between football and basketball is that basketball’s smaller scholarship limit (13 vs. 85) means smaller APR […]

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Which Power Conference Football Teams Should Worry About the APR

When the NCAA’s annual Academic Progress Rate numbers are released next week, it will be something of a watershed moment. The APR benchmark for postseason eligibility will rise from 900 to 930 (with one more year of an exception). That change is expected to catch out a significant number of teams, enough so that there […]

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A Simple Solution to the Cost of Attendance Debate

Dan Wolken of USA Today: The reason athletics directors are still in a guessing game, even after such a prolonged discussion about the stipend/cost of attendance issue, is that the definitions involved are highly variable and extremely delicate relative to the current wave of lawsuits being pursued against the NCAA and its members. But there […]

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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 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 […]

New Congressional Hearings Might Actually Accomplish Something

Whenever Congress decides to take an interest in college athletics, the response ranges from “Oh no” to “Here we go again”. The recent history of interactions between Congress and college athletics is mostly composed of a series of grandstanding hearings that never produce a bill much less a law. So even I could not contain […]

Alaska-Anchorage Sanctioned for Payments to WBB Players

Division II Alaska-Anchorage was placed on probation and had scholarships taken away in women’s basketball for payments made to two players during the 2011–12 season. The Division II Committee on Infractions found that the head coach at the time, Tim Moser, knowingly violated extra benefit rules and placed him under a two-year show-cause order. The […]

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