Wednesday, March 6, 2013
NCAA recruiting deregulation overruled?
By Brent Sobleski
Coaches railed against the NCAA after the football's governing body decided to deregulate recruiting. The uproar has been noted, and it's having an effect on the NCAA's decision making process.
"The NCAA has announced to its membership that the recruiting deregulation proposals that were the cornerstone of the Rules Working Group Package passed by the Board of Directors in January will be reconsidered by the (Board of Directors) at its May meeting," John Infante of AthleticScholarships.net relayed. "This essentially means that the proposals are overridden, since reconsideration by the Board of Directors is exactly what would have happened if the proposals had reached 75 override requests."
The primary arguing point is unlimited text messaging to recruits and the amount of staff members allowed to recruit. The NCAA may have to go back to the drawing board if its current proposal is completely overridden.