During conference media days across the country, college football coaches unanimously favored the new NCAA redshirt rule allowing athletes to play in four games without losing a year of eligibility. Now that the four-game crossroads is here, some coaches and programs are feeling the burn. Just ask Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy or Clemson’s Dabo Swinney; they’re two of the growing number of coaches affected by players announcing plans to transfer to other schools before their fifth games. This week, Swinney named freshman Trevor Lawrence the Tigers’ starting quarterback, which allowed now-backup senior Kelly Bryant the opportunity to transfer without burning a year of eligibility. While Swinney’s was forced to make a decision among two elite quarterbacks, Gundy had a leading wide receiver, Jalen McCleskey, say he was moving on to another school because he wasn’t getting the ball enough. He had 15 receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns in four … [Read more...] about Gophers are not facing new drawback in NCAA redshirt rule
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Phil Martelli knew change was coming. The veteran St. Joseph’s basketball coach wasn’t arguing about the need for it, not with the FBI investigating his profession. He seethed at times about all those headlines over the past year. “Labeled by it,’’ Martelli said over the phone Thursday. “Because it wasn’t just those four guys [who were charged] that bothered me. But all the brave souls who went to the national media and anonymously said, ‘Oh, I knew about these things.’ ” Martelli’s point: “Speak up. Own it.” NCAA changes announced Wednesday include the possibility of some players getting agents — if NBA rules are changed in a few years allowing high school players to go pro — and also the possibility of players returning to school if they’re undrafted, if they had been invited to the NBA combine. Martelli had a voice in some of the other recommendations as one of the coaches on an NCAA … [Read more...] about Phil Martelli on new NCAA recruiting rules: ‘None of it dramatically affects me’
Elite high school and college basketball players will be allowed to be represented by agents while maintaining their ability to play college basketball, according to rule changes announced by the NCAA on Wednesday. That rule, which must still be approved by the NBA and NBA Players' Association, will allow athletes deemed "elite" by USA Basketball to be represented starting July 1 before their senior year of high school. The NCAA also ruled that any college basketball player can be represented by an agent after any college basketball season as long as they request an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee. The NCAA ruled that the agreements between players and agents would be terminated when a student enrolls or returns to college. That mean, theoretically, an athlete would not be represented by an agent while playing college sports but would be while making draft decisions and going through the pre-draft process. The loosening of restrictions on agents was … [Read more...] about NCAA announces rules overhaul, includes allowing ‘elite’ basketball players to retain agents
Big Ten football coaches had universal praise for a new NCAA eligibility rule during the conference’s media days last week in Chicago. Gophers coach P.J. Fleck already has plans to use the relaxed rules on redshirt seasons. “With as young a football team as we are, this is like a blessing that was just thrown to the University of Minnesota, ‘Here, we’re going to help you out this year,’ ” Fleck said Monday from the Chicago Marriott Downtown hotel. The new rule allows players to play in as many as four games without burning their redshirt season, which allows them to attend school and practice with the team for a year and still retain four years of eligibility. “Brilliant. Love it. Greatest rule the NCAA has every put in in the last 20 years,” Fleck said. Previously, players would burn a redshirt year by playing in one game, although the NCAA often granted dispensation for season-ending injuries known as a “medical … [Read more...] about Gophers’ P.J. Fleck ready to put new NCAA redshirt rule to work
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Major changes coming for NCAA transfer rules? The transfer situation in college athletics may soon be facing significant changes. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Will Sammon, Clarion Ledger Published 3:36 p.m. CT April 17, 2018 | Updated 5:09 p.m. CT April 17, 2018 CLOSE Jackson Weather, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Clarion Ledger CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The transfer situation in college athletics may soon be facing significant changes. A step toward the likely end of schools and … [Read more...] about Major changes coming for NCAA transfer rules?