Primer on How Autonomy Legislation Applies to Other DI Conferences

As the NCAA Convention and autonomy business session are rapidly approaching, here is a brief summary of how business session functions and what impact adopted proposals carry for non-autonomy DI conferences. Autonomy Voting: Each autonomy institution receives one independent vote. There are also three student-athlete representatives from each conference who have independent votes.  65 institutions…

Meals and Lodging to PSA Siblings on Official Visits

Although the conference office has consistently applied the new official visit legislation that offers more flexibility to provide meals and lodging to a prospect’s family members, the NCAA has received enough inquiries to warrant publishing a confirmation of an interpretation that the conference has supported. Specifically, in cases where a prospect taking an official visit…

American Council on Education Calls on Institutions to Enhance Academic Integrity in Athletics

Due to the many recent high-profile cases of academic fraud/misconduct involving athletic departments, the American Council on Education recently issued a report appealing for institutions to recalibrate their athletic departments focus on the overall academic mission. While the NCAA has undertaken several efforts to focus on academic misconduct in the past couple of years, there…

Off-Campus Contact Between Enrolled Student and PSA During UV

The national office recently published a determination for scenarios involving in-person, off-campus contact between enrolled students and prospective student-athletes during unofficial visits. Essentially, off-campus contact between students and prospects may occur as long as the contact was not made pursuant to a coaching staff member’s direction. Off-Campus Contact Between Enrolled Student or Student-Athlete and Prospective…

1st Version of 2016-17 Autonomy Q & A

Please use the following link to access the recently posted Autonomy Q & A document for the upcoming 2016-17 autonomy business session in January 2017. This is the preliminary document and will likely be updated in the near future. Please review this information in order answer some questions that you may have related to the…

The 2016-17 Postseason Bowl Handbook

For those institutions fortunate enough to have a football program selected to play in a postseason bowl game, please make sure to refer to the NCAA’s 2016-17 postseason bowl handbook. This document contains several important pieces of information and will assist institutions as they plan for bowl games. Important note: football student-athlete no longer have…

Challenge to NCAA DI Transfer Rules

A former men’s basketball student-athlete at a DI institution recently filed a suit against the NCAA and his former institution, claiming that the NCAA DI transfer rules for men’s basketball student-athletes violate anti-trust laws. The plaintiff is claiming that current NCAA rules restrict basketball, baseball, football and men’s ice hockey student-athletes from transferring to another…

Interesting Developments re: Student-Athletes and Anthem Protests

For many viewers/followers of college athletics, the sight of silent, peaceful student-athlete protests occurring prior to contests (most in the form of kneeling for the national anthem) was non-controversial. However, a recent episode involving student-athletes has ruffled the feathers of a state senator, who is threatening to reduce the university funding as a result of…