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College basketball recruiting rulebook changes forthcoming

The NCAA is aiming to correct what led to the massive FBI scandal. Here’s how they plan to do it.

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The FBI scandal has left a stain on college sports, and while it may be a stain that we already knew was there, it’s clear that the NCAA has to make changes.

The NCAA recognized that, and some proposed recruiting changes are being released. We’ve previously talked about the potential changes that would prevent coaches from attending the Peach Jam, but the rule changes are likely to go beyond July.

July changes

After outrage from coaches, the new rule propositions will allow them to continue to attend the Peach Jam, but that time will be the only five-day period in which coaches can attend “non-scholastic” events in the month of July, according to Matt Norlander of CBS Sports.

The second recruiting event (there will only be two in July now) will be a camp hosted by the NCAA, NBA, USA Basketball and the NBPA.

April changes

April will now be a more prominent recruiting month. Coaches will now be allowed to conduct in-home recruiting visits following the end of “on-the-road evaluation periods,” according to Norlander.

June changes

The change for June is that coaches will be allowed to hit the road for two three-day evaluation periods at the end of the month. Apparel companies will not be allowed to be involved in these periods, according to Norlander.

This is all hypothetical, as the changes will have to be passed by the NCAA, but if they’re approved they’ll take effect in 2019. You can read the full report from Norlander here.

What are your thoughts on the new changes?