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Top News in College Sports and Athletic Recruiting: June 14th, 2012

Topping our daily news feed for college sports and athletic recruiting is the story of  top ranked football player Derrick Henry, who recently de-committed from the University of Georgia and announced he would be reopening his recruitment with SEC powerhouse University of Alabama topping his list. Derrick Henry has been receiving  attention from the top colleges in the country since he was 14 years old, but he committed to UGA over a year ago, and is now reopening his recruitment. Which brings us to the question is committing early a positive thing? Should the NCAA put regulations on when a student athlete can actually commit? How seriously should colleges take verbal commitments from student athletes? Sound off below on this topic or any of today’s other news stories!

Derrick Henry reopens recruitment


Athlete’s bill of rights advances in California legislature

Northwestern rejects basketball recruit for academic reasons despite perfect 4.0 GPA

NCAA approves rule change, will scrap slippery decals

NCAA Uncertainty Should Force NFL to Create a Developmental League


New NCAA regulations could help UE land a big man

  • New NCAA regulations say staffs can now instruct players enrolled in summer courses for up to two hours a week, and starting Friday they can maintain unlimited contact with prospective recruits who have completed their sophomore year of high school.

UNE cited for violating NCAA financial aid rules

  • The NCAA Division III Committee on Infractions said in its ruling on Tuesday that the violations involved a university diversity scholarship which was intended to be awarded to applicants who could contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of the university. But the NCAA says the university awarded larger scholarships to some student-athletes compared to other students

Q. and A. With Mark Emmert, N.C.A.A. President

  • In the 20 months since he took over as president of the N.C.A.A., Mark Emmert has dealt with scandals, witnessed realignment, and been held powerless as the conferences negotiated their own lucrative TV deals and now work to decide how to decide a national champion in college football. All while publicly lauding an ideal that is outdated for some, a truism for others: the student-athlete.


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