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DI Council Coordination Committee extends dead period

Committee will review further extension by the end of the month

The Division I Council Coordination Committee extended the recruiting dead period until at least June 30 for all Division I sports.

On May 27, the committee will review whether the date should be extended, continuing to be guided by medical experts.

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and the National Association of Basketball Coaches recommended the dead period be extended in those sports through July 31.

The coordination committee reviewed those recommendations and committed to an additional review on a dead period extension to July 31 during its May 27 call.

“We appreciate the collaboration with the WBCA and NABC, and we look forward to continued input from both the coaches associations and the oversight committees for men’s and women’s basketball,” said chair M. Grace Calhoun, athletics director at Penn. “The coordination committee is committed to reviewing the dead period window during its May 27 call and will make a decision on extending through July 31 in short order.”

Summer is typically a busy evaluation period for basketball, but many certified events attended by college coaches have been cancelled, including the NCAA’s 2020 College Basketball Academy.

The committee also approved a process for schools that seek individual waivers of minimum sport sponsorship requirements. The Division I Council declined to provide a blanket waiver for Division I members on the requirement.

All waiver requests must be submitted electronically through the Request/Self-Report Online application available to NCAA members and must include explicit approval from the school’s chancellor or president.

The Division I Strategic Vision and Planning Committee will review any requests and provide a recommendation to the Council, which will make a final decision on the individual waiver. If the school is a Football Bowl Subdivision School, only those members of the Council will vote. A smaller subset of the Council (such as the Council Coordination Committee) may be designated to vote on waiver requests.

The Council’s decision is final; no appeal opportunity is available.