Sports

NCAA announces sweeping reforms for college basketball | Lexington Herald Leader

NCAA announces sweeping reforms for college basketball | Lexington Herald Leader

Changes in the amateur model promised by the Condoleeza Rice-led commission in the wake of the FBI investigation into shoe companies and college basketball are on the way.

The NCAA announced major rule changes for college basketball Wednesday.

In the past, if a college basketball player declared for the draft, they had until 10 days after the draft combine to return to school.

Student-athletes can now take up to 15 official visits, which begins August 1 before their junior year.

More news: AMD unveils 'record breaking' Threadripper 2 CPUs with sights set on Intel

One notable player that may have fallen under this rule this year had it been in place is Trevon Duval, who went undrafted when he declared for the NBA Draft after just one season at Duke.

The NCAA will now allow "elite" high school and prospective college athletes to be represented by an agent, while also permitting players to return to school if undrafted by the National Basketball Association, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Athletes returning to school would have to demonstrate need for assistance. The NCAA would establish a fund to help schools that financially would struggle to meet this requirement.

A move like this will facilitate contact between NBA teams and high school prospects directly, while allowing the NCAA to retain its talent if players go undrafted after the league has selected its top 60 players in the NBA Draft.

The group addressed the NCAA, AAU basketball, the NBA and its players' union, for contributing to "a crisis in college basketball (that) is foremost a problem of failed accountability and lax responsibility". "Those who break rules face stronger penalties, including longer postseason bans, longer head coach suspensions, increased recruiting restrictions and additional fines".


  • Man City fullback Kyle Walker: The manager wants to go for everything

    Man City fullback Kyle Walker: The manager wants to go for everything

    Club photographer Victoria Haydn was at the session as Pep Guardiola's players stepped up preparations ahead of the big kick-off. Could Paul Pogba leave Manchester United this summer? "We need to drive each other on".
    Papa John's to shell out up to $50M to remake its image

    Papa John's to shell out up to $50M to remake its image

    Then, for July, the drop steepened to 10.5 percent at established North American locations, the company said Tuesday. He said in a statement that he is 'not going away'. "Accessible value does have an important role to play", he said.
    Country singer Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy, tour stop in Louisville

    Country singer Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy, tour stop in Louisville

    In the two-part video clip, Carrie also talked about her upcoming album Cry Pretty and her tour, kicking off next year. The 35-year-old country star announced the news in a video on her Instagram account on Wednesday (August 8).
  • Phatlum retains one-stroke lead at Women's British Open

    Phatlum retains one-stroke lead at Women's British Open

    The 22-year-old finished with three birdies in the last four holes for a 69 to join Phatlum in the final group on Sunday. She birdied three of the final six holes to beat Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum by two strokes at Royal Lytham & St.
    Google Pixel 3 XL Clearly White leaks in new unboxing video

    Google Pixel 3 XL Clearly White leaks in new unboxing video

    Photos and video of what appears to be a production unit Google Pixel 3 XL have been leaked online, reports AndroidPolice. The Android 9 Pie release is the proof in the proverbial pudding that Android as an operating system has hit its stride.
    Virtual view of Hiroshima

    Virtual view of Hiroshima

    Abe said differences between the nuclear and non-nuclear states had widened, but he pledged to do more to bridge their gap. The bombings claimed 1 Lakh 40 thousand lives in Hiroshima and 74 thousand in Nagasaki.
  • Kourtney Kardashian & Younes Bendjima Split

    Back in April, the Daily Mail published a report that Bendjima was stepping out on Kourtney Kardashian . They have not deleted photos of each other from their accounts.
    Dallas resident is county's first West Nile death of 2018

    Dallas resident is county's first West Nile death of 2018

    Health officials say the patient was infected with the more serious neuroinvasive form of the disease. Residents are reminded to protect themselves against mosquito bites to avoid West Nile virus .
    Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Coming This Weekend

    Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Coming This Weekend

    During the shower, you can expect to see around 70 meteors per hour, breaking it down to about one meter per minute. The Perseids' appear every year as the Earth passes through the debris cloud of the Comet Swift-Tuttle.
  • PGA CHAMPIONSHIP ’18: Facts about final major of the year

    PGA CHAMPIONSHIP ’18: Facts about final major of the year

    Love's streak began with the 1986 PGA Championship at Inverness, and the 100th will come at this year's PGA at Bellerive. The PGA Championship celebrates its centennial edition this week at Bellerive Country Club in suburban St.
    England cricketer Ben Stokes arrives in court for day two

    England cricketer Ben Stokes arrives in court for day two

    Stokes, in a written statement given to police after he had been arrested, said he had acted in self-defence when punching Mr. As a result, he claims he "had a reasonable belief they may be carrying more weapons, perhaps of a more serious type".
    Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders Join Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders Join Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Jake Gyllenhaal has already been confirmed, and Michael Keaton is rumored to make a return as the incarcerated Vulture . This will be the first time Nick Fury and Maria Hill have encountered Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.