Published Monday, March 18, 2013 AT 4:25 PM / Updated at 4:32 PM
Recruiting: NCAA suspends two pieces of deregulation
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

They are:

>>The unlimited staff sizes that would have allowed folks outside of the head coach and assistant coach to evaluate recruits and contact them by phone.

>>The unlimited size and frequency of printed materials.

The NCAA received a recommendation to suspend these rules a few weeks. Now, they’re suspended.

The unlimited calls and texts piece of deregulation is still on. The NCAA needs to receive the requisite number of override requests – 75 – to put to a full member vote. But after that, 62.5 percent of the full NCAA body (330 schools) has to vote for the override for it to actually happen.

That’s not as easy as it looks. In 2012, for example, 62.12 percent of the body voted to override the rule that allows for multiple-year scholarships. The rule stuck.

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