Somewhat interesting NCAA eligibility change coming


#1

Incoming freshmen can now play in preseason (meaning before the fall semester starts) foreign tours. Amended rule text in bold.

Proposal Number: 2009-88 Title: ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS -- FOREIGN TOURS AND COMPETITION -- ELIGIBILITY OF STUDENTATHLETES -- INCOMING-STUDENT PARTICIPATION -- BASKETBALL Intent: In basketball, to permit an incoming student-athlete (freshman or transfer) to represent the institution on a foreign tour that occurs during the summer prior to his or her initial full-time enrollment at the certifying institution and participate in practice prior to departure for the foreign tour, provided: (a) he or she has earned at least three hours of acceptable degree credit during the summer term at the certifying institution; and (b) he or she is eligible to represent the institution in intercollegiate competition during the academic year immediately following the tour; further, to specify that a basketball student-athlete shall not participate in more than one foreign tour for a particular institution. A. Administrative: Amend 30.7.2.1, as follows: 30.7.2.1 Incoming-Student Participation. It is permissible for an eligible incoming student-athlete to represent the institution on a foreign tour that begins after the permissible starting practice date in the sport involved or after the first day of classes of his or her first regular term at the institution. An incoming student-athlete (freshman or transfer) may participate in practice sessions conducted in preparation for a foreign tour only if such practice sessions occur either: (a) On or after the first permissible practice date in the involved sport; or (b) On or after the first day of classes of the student-athlete's first regular academic term at the institution. [b]30.7.2.1.1 Exception -- Basketball. In basketball, it is permissible for an incoming student-athlete (freshman or transfer) to represent the institution on a foreign tour that occurs during the summer prior to his or her initial full-time enrollment at the certifying institution and participate in practice prior to departure for the foreign tour pursuant to Bylaw 30.7.7, provided the following conditions are met: (a) He or she has earned at least three hours of acceptable degree credit (toward any of the institutions degree programs) during the summer term at the certifying institution; and (b) He or she is eligible to represent the institution in intercollegiate competition during the academic year immediately following the tour. 30.7.2.1.1.1 Exception for Practice Prior to Departure -- Basketball. In basketball, if an incoming studentathlete's eligibility pursuant to Bylaw 30.7.2.1.1-(a) is pending (e.g., course in progress, grades not posted), he or she may participate in practice, provided he or she is enrolled in a summer course that will fulfill the requirement or has completed such a course and the posting of a grade for the course is pending. If an incoming freshman student-athlete's initial academic eligibility qualification status has not been certified, he or she may participate in practice pursuant to Bylaw 14.3.5.1. If an incoming transfer student-athlete's academic record has not been certified, he or she may participate in practice pursuant to Bylaw 14.5.4.5.6.[/b] B. Administrative: Amend 30.7.4, as follows: 30.7.4 Time Lapse between Tours. An institution shall not engage in a foreign tour in each sport more than once every four years.[b] In basketball, a student-athlete shall not participate in more than one foreign tour for a particular institution.[/b] Source: Atlantic 10 Conference Effective Date: August 1, 2010

#2

Actually, another rule change allows men’s basketball upperclassmen whose coaches leave the school can stay on 'ship at that school and not play on the team, but also not count towards scholarship limits.

Another allows coaches to recruit kids during that school’s basketball camps.

http://compliance.pac-10.org/thetools/adopted0410.pdf


#3

[quote=“Tom, post:2, topic:1212”]Actually, another rule change allows men’s basketball upperclassmen whose coaches leave the school can stay on 'ship at that school and not play on the team, but also not count towards scholarship limits.

Another allows coaches to recruit kids during that school’s basketball camps.

http://compliance.pac-10.org/thetools/adopted0410.pdf[/quote]

I like this rule. Especially helpful for a fourth or fifth year bench warmer that might just want to finish his degree without having to play one year for a coach that he might not like.