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…

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…

Nov. 3, 2016 – Recruiting Coordination Functions

For those unaware of what recruiting actions athletics department staff members could take, here is a helpful chart distinguishing between coaches, graduate assistant coaches (FTB, WCRW) and non-coaching staff members with sport-specific responsibilities, managers and non-countable coaches. The key distinction relates to the ability of coaches and graduate assistants to engage in athletics evaluation activities…

August 29, 2016 — Complimentary Admissions to PSAs at Neutral Site Contests

The NCAA recently updated an interpretive matter that relates to neutral site contests and the provision of complimentary tickets to prospects. Typically, institutions are able to provide prospects with complimentary tickets to home games that occur at sites other than a regular home facility. However, the past few years has seen the development of true…

Helpful Info About 2015-48 & Social Media

Apparently, there has been a flurry of debate surrounding proposal 2015-48 and whether a coach can republish a post originating from a news/media outlet.  Here are the answers to that question and other related questions. Whether an institution can retweet a media outlet that provides information related to a PSA generally? Yes. Per 2015-48, an…