Eligibility

Divisions I and II members adjust initial-eligibility requirements

High school students intending to play NCAA Division I or II sports whose final semesters of their senior year were disrupted by COVID-19 will have several pathways to meet the NCAA’s initial-eligibility requirements.

Division I continues to address impact of COVID-19

In keeping with the NCAA Board of Governors directive to enact legislative modifications and waivers to provide relief to student-athletes and schools impacted by COVID-19, Division I took additional actions this week to protect the health and well-being of student-athletes, prospects, coaches, administrators and staff.

DI football to offer more participation opportunities

College athletes competing in Division I football can participate in up to four games in a season without using a season of competition, the Division I Council decided this week at its meeting in Indianapolis.

New transfer rule eliminates permission-to-contact process

Beginning in October, Division I student-athletes will have the ability to transfer to a different school and receive a scholarship without asking their current school for permission.

Enforcement staff leads academic integrity summit

NCAA rules violations involving transfer students who use online courses to qualify for NCAA competition are discussed at academic integrity summit.

New eligibility standards now in place for freshmen

Of the recruits certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center, the new requirements would prohibit fewer than 300 from competing in their first year.

Leyden to leave the NCAA

After 10 years at the national office, Leyden is moving to Wisconsin to become executive director at Fort Wilderness, a Christian camp near Rhinelander. His last day at the NCAA is Oct. 10.

Cougar trio tests the waters

In April, Washington State coach Ernie Kent encouraged three of his top players to learn more about themselves and their futures.

More time to blossom

When Jaron Blossomgame told Clemson coach Brad Brownell that he would be returning for his senior season, Brownell gave him a hug.

New draft rule expands opportunities

This year, a new NCAA rule gave prospects an NBA assessment period about five weeks longer than in previous years.

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