Impact of Potential Changes to NCAA DI Transfer Rules

Following last week’s DI Council and committee meetings, a serious development that has been circulated within athletic departments relates to the potential updates to the NCAA transfer rules. At last glance, the DI Council appointed transfer issues working group recommended that two legislative proposals be added to the 2017-18 council governance legislative cycle, with other…

NCAA Announces Creation of Commission on College Basketball

Earlier today, NCAA President Mark Emmert announced that that national office would be creating a commission on college basketball to begin taking a serious look at the issues plaguing the sport and recommending significant changes to cure those ills. The committee will be populated by several high-level higher education and college athletics administrators, former NBA…

DI Committee on Infractions Case Study # 1

Committee on Infractions Case Study # 1 Facts: Head men’s basketball coach and two basketball staff members assisted basketball prospects with the completion of online coursework in order to gain eligibility. Four prospects came to campus during the summer prior to initial full-time enrollment at the institution; each prospect had initial-eligibility deficiencies. They enrolled in…

Updated Football Recruiting Model Ed. Column

The NCAA recently published an updated educational column regarding adopted proposal 2016-116, which brought about significant change to the football recruiting model. Below you will find the updated educational column, with significant updates highlighted in blue. Educational Column NCAA Division I Proposal No. 2016-116 Institutional and Noninstitutional Camp and Clinic Employment — Football Recruiting Model…

New Nutritional Supplement Interpretation

The national office recently published an updated interpretation pertaining to nutritional supplement. After the Autonomy group adopted a proposal to allow protein powder in the winter of 2017, an updated version of this interpretation was published to provide some additional context to “protein powders” and what to watch for.  See below. Nutritional Supplements (I) Division: I…

Updated Chart for 2017-18 Recruiting Activities

As there have been changes to several areas of the recruiting legislation for many sports, the following chart provides a breakdown of when certain activities become permissible. This chart focuses on telephone calls, recruiting correspondence, official visits and unofficial visits. You can access the chart here or refer to the chart below. Sport First Opportunity…

New NBA CBA, NCAA Draft Entry Rules Lead to More Early Entries

A change to the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement may incentive additional underclassmen to enter the draft, much like the NCAA’s change to its draft entry rules spurred additional declarations last year. Under the new CBA, NBA teams are allowed to have two two-way contracts, which means that it can have players  who have less than…

Sports Agent Laws and UNC Benefits Case

For those who remember the UNC-Chapel Hill extra benefits case from earlier in the decade, there is some additional news that relates not to NCAA rules but, rather, the state of North Carolina’s sports agents laws. Specifically, the former sports agent involved in providing thousands of dollars in extra benefits to the former student-athletes in…