If there was a more current clarification or revision, it'd be noted in the NCAA Manual, which gets revised and published each summer.
AND…your sure the version the public sees on line is the final, totally complete version?? Maybe…BUT, I would not wager much money on it!
It is, but if we keep wishing it’s not, maybe it won’t be! That notion seems to animate a lot of conversations here.
This rule is a classic obfuscation by the NCAA. The NCAA rules are complex, poorly thought out, and often poorly communicated. However, they are a mish-mash caused by the competitive atmosphere that seems to say “anything not prohibited is OK.” So the NCAA keeps layering in more rules on top of rules.
For example, you are allowed very few contacts with prospects. All the big-time schools push the envelope on this, calling when they are not allowed, engineering “bumps” that are clearly not accidental, etc. There is a sense, I believe, that if you are not cheating a little, you are not trying hard enough. And also that if you are not cheating a little, you are going to get squashed. We lose someone to UConn, Kentucky, OSU or Michigan and the non-apologists are not going to accept that it was in part because we are playing by the letter and spirit of the rules.
I am a huge fan of the new regime. Just in case, Tundra, you think a reality check is actually a veiled attack of them, or backdoor support of the old regime. But sports fans everywhere live in a dream world. It’s part of the fun. Our religion (The Nittany Lions) is the one true church, yours (Buckeyes, Wolverines, Hsukies, et al.) is a bunch of fairy tales.