The NCAA board of directors has approved
a number of changes which will affect basketball.
Here's some of what they're doing:
- Summer recruiting will be eliminated in 2002
- A D-1 basketball issues committee will be formed, which goes a way towards
what Coach K has advocated, namely a group or leader to deal with basketball
- freshmen basketball players, both men & women, can start school
in summer school before their freshman year as long as they take at least
six hours (prediction: this is ripe for abuse, as some schools will pad GPAs
in the summer with basketweaving, etc)
- No more than five scholarships a year and no more than eight every two
- anyone who tries to influence a game for gamblers is banned permanently in
all college sports.
- anyone caught betting on college or pro sports loses a year of eligibility