Friday Sports Briefs

The NCAA’s Concept of Amateurism at its Best Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith earned an $18,000 bonus when Ohio State wrestler Logan Stieber won the 141-pound wrestling NCAA championship last week.  Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports has the story. As a reminder, in its rules the NCAA states that “student-athletes should be protected from […]

Friday Sports Briefs

NCAA Adopts Changes to Text Message Rule Josh Barr of the Washington Post Sports Blog has a post on the NCAA’s changes to basketball recruiting rules, including rules concerning text messages.  Coaches now will be allowed to send recruits an unlimited number of text messages after June 15 of a recruit’s sophomore year of high school.  According to Barr, […]

Yahoo! Reports that UConn Broke Recruiting Rules

Yahoo! Sports has reported that UConn may have committed major violations of NCAA rules in the recruitment of basketball player Nate Miles.  In a story written by Adrian Wojnarowski and Dan Wetzel,  UConn is linked to former student manager turned agent Josh Nochimson in connection with two potential violations of NCAA rules in the recruitment of Miles. […]