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August 16, 2011

Experiences of Top Recruits Point to Need for NCAA Reforms

Earlier this month, Sports Illustrated and published independent analyses of top-100 men's college basketball recruits, examining the rising number of high school decommitments and incidents of illegal contact, respectively.

August 08, 2011

NCAA Progresses on Recruiting Changes for Men's Basketball

The NCAA Division I Leadership Council reached a consensus on opening the doors for earlier recruitment and deregulating certain types of communication between coaches and prospects (including text messaging).

August 03, 2011

Big 12 TV Networks Delay High School Sports Broadcasts

The conference's athletic directors put a minimum one-year moratorium on using any university-branded media platform to broadcast any sort of high school athletic footage after a meeting in Dallas on Monday.

July 29, 2011

How Recruits Use the Summer to Draw Colleges' Attention

Dillon Graham, a high school basketball player, recently started landing high-profile athletic scholarships after bursting onto the national scene at an AAU competition.

July 26, 2011

NCAA to Discuss Televising High School Sports on College Networks

The NCAA will host an educational summit on August 22 to discuss the concerns of how collegiate television networks airing high school games could cause recruiting advantages.

June 27, 2011

State Laws Force Full Disclosure on Athletic Scholarships

Thanks to new legislation passed in California and Connecticut, student-athletes in those two states will have a much clearer sense of exactly what colleges are promising them in their athletic scholarships.

June 03, 2011

SEC Votes to Limit Football Coaches From Oversigning H.S. Students to Scholarships

The SEC voted to reduce the total number of high school players that football coaches can sign to scholarships in their annual meetings this week.

June 01, 2011

SEC Addresses Oversigning High School Athletes for Scholarships

During the SEC's annual meetings this week, conference officials are addressing the processes of over-signing and grayshirting, where football coaches offer more scholarships to student-athletes than the team has available.

April 11, 2011

Youth Coaches: How Not to React During Recruiting Battles

A recruiting battle between a youth coach and a parent spilled over into violence this past weekend.

March 28, 2011

Will Ralph Nader's Goal of Abolishing Athletic Scholarships Help K-12, College Sports?

Saying he wants to "deprofessionalize" college athletics, former presidential candidate Ralph Nader is proposing the elimination of athletic scholarships for college students. The consumer activist believes "it's time we step back and finally address the myth of amateurism surrounding big-time coll...

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