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.

Kansas’ Diallo cleared to play on Dec. 1

On Nov. 25, University of Kansas men’s basketball student-athlete Cheick Diallo was cleared to play in the school’s Dec. 1 game. The university provided new information to the NCAA on Nov. 20, including an independent review of Diallo’s...

Oliver Luck selected as new regulatory executive vice president

The NCAA has hired Oliver Luck as the executive vice president of regulatory affairs , a new position that will bring the national office regulatory functions – academic and membership affairs, the Eligibility Center and enforcement – under one umbrella.

Georgia’s Gurley eligible to play Nov. 15

Todd Gurley, University of Georgia football student-athlete, must sit a total of four games, or 30 percent of the season, for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia and other items over two years.

Student-Athlete Eligibility

Incoming student-athletes in Divisions I and II are subject to academic initial-eligibility standards, which take into account standardized test scores, number of core courses taken in high school and the grades earned in those core courses. In addition to NCAA requirements, they also must also meet the unique acceptance requirements of the university they plan to attend (those requirements may exceed NCAA standards).

Division I student-athletes are also subject to progress-toward-degree rules that require them to advance toward graduation each year.

Division III institutions hold student-athletes to the same overall standards for the institution in which the student-athlete is enrolling.

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MTSU’s Rhodes to compete immediately

As a part of its continued review of Steven Rhodes’ eligibility, NCAA staff determined he may play immediately. Additionally, he will maintain all four years of his eligibility. Throughout this process, NCAA staff worked closely with...

Hamline course dissects art and science of recruiting

By Greg Johnson NCAA.org Any collegiate coach will tell you it isn’t always about the Xs and Os. It’s more about the Rexes and the Joes. That’s right – recruiting prospective student-athletes is the life blood of any college athletics...


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