Schools against chance for extra recruiting calls
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Legislation that allowed NCAA Division I schools to have earlier phone contact with recruits in sports other than football and men's basketball has been suspended because the schools are against it.
The legislation passed in April, but the response has forced the NCAA to revisit it. NCAA.org says the Division I Legislative Council will hold a conference call on July 14 to reconsider the proposal because it received 106 override requests by the June 27 deadline. It is just the second proposal since 1997 to eclipse 100 override requests.
It takes 30 requests to require the council to revisit the legislation and 100 for the legislation to be suspended until either the council reverses its earlier action, amends the proposal or reconsiders the legislation and maintains its position.