1/17/17 – Daily Rules Revelation – Update to Football Practice Guidelines

The Year-Round Football Contact Recommendations were recently updated to reflect additional research and findings related to student-athlete health. The CSMAS (Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport) supported the updates and the Football Oversight Committee endorsed the updates. As seen below, the guidelines seek to diminish contact for student-athlete safety and ensure adequate…

PID # 2 – Impermissible Recruiting Contacts & Evaluations

Public Infractions Decision The following information relates to a recently published Public Infractions Decision made by the Committee on Infractions (COI). Facts: During the 2015 spring evaluation period, two assistant football coaches made impermissible in-person contact with two prospects as well as exceeded the number of permissible evaluations during said evaluation period (max of two).…

Daily Rules Revelation – January 3, 2017 – Replacement of Coaching Staff with Non-Coaching Staff Member

Scenario: Coffee Grounds University’s football team recently lost an up-and-coming quarterbacks coach to a non-conference school. The head football coach wants to replace this coach as soon as possible with a quality control assistant (non-coaching staff member); however, he is unsure if he wants to hire this individual full-time and may want to find another…

November 16, 2016 – Conference Championship Awards

To build on yesterday’s post, the NCAA has also provided institutions and conferences flexibility to provide awards to teams that win a conference regular-season or postseason game/tournament championship. Specifically, an institution and conference are both permitted to provide a team with a championship award (regular season and/or postseason) that is valued at $325. For example,…