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NCAA Adopts New Recruiting Rules

ncaa-logoINDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA adopted five new rules for football, dealing with recruiting and coaches' access to players during the summer.

The Division I Board of Directors on Wednesday said in a news release the rules are effective immediately.

The new rules include:

Allowing football players to participate in eight hours per week of required weight training and conditioning. Up to two of the eight hours can consist of film review.

Prohibiting school staff members from attending all-star games or activities associated with those games.

Establishing an extended dead period when no in-person recruiting can take place in December and January. For 2013-14, Dec. 16 through Jan. 15 is now a dead period.

Establishing a 14-day dead period in late June and early July for FBS schools.

Allowing schools to pay for meals for up to four family members who accompany a recruit on an official visit.

In other business, the board asked the Leadership Council to study whether heavy reliance on online courses is appropriate for student-athletes.

Source: Associated Press


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