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March 12, 2015

University of Oklahoma Recruit Decommits After Racist Video Emerges

The racist video from University of Oklahoma fraternity members led four-star offensive tackle Jean Delance to decommit from the school Monday, citing "personal reasons."

February 19, 2015

Idaho Honors Scholarship for Football Recruit Diagnosed With Cancer

Though a serious form of bone cancer has jeopardized the football-playing future of fullback Jace Malek, the University of Idaho stuck by its scholarship offer to him.

August 09, 2014

Future NCAA Athletes Stand to Benefit From O'Bannon Ruling

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken may have significantly altered the fate of future college athletes by ruling against the NCAA on Friday in a long-standing lawsuit over the likeness rights of student-athletes.

August 07, 2014

NCAA Alters Governance Structure, Grants Autonomy to 'Big Five' Conferences

The NCAA made drastic changes to its governance structure on Thursday, granting voting autonomy to its "Big Five" conferences in certain areas of Division I rulemaking.

August 06, 2014

Georgia Football Coach Dropped Recruit Due to Twitter Activity

During the University of Georgia's media day on Friday, head football coach Mark Richt revealed that he rescinded a scholarship offer because of what the recruit was posting on Twitter.

July 30, 2014

Penn State Coach Halts Recruitment of Player After Social-Media Misstep

Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand tweeted Wednesday morning that he had stopped pursuing one unnamed recruit because of his activity on social media.

February 12, 2014

NCAA to Begin Allowing SnapChat as Means of Communication With Recruits

College coaches will soon have yet another social-media platform to worry about.

June 13, 2013

Eighth Grade Football Players Racking Up College-Scholarship Offers

Within the past week, two 8th graders have been offered college football scholarships by universities in California.

May 14, 2013

The Dark Side of Twitter and the College-Recruitment Process

Within minutes of star basketball player Andrew Wiggins announcing where he'd be attending college, his Twitter mentions were flooded with an endless wave of hate speech.

May 03, 2013

NCAA Abandons Unlimited Contact Rule for Prospective Athletes

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors suspended a rule that would have allowed college coaches to contact recruits an unlimited number of times in high school.

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