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The NCAA held it’s annual convention January 8-13 in Atlanta, Georgia. This marked the first convention since the restructuring of the association. The centerpiece of the convention was the State of the Association address given by Executive Director Cedric Dempsey.
In his address Mr. Dempsey outlined his priorities for the NCAA
over the next five years.
1) Implementation of the new governance structure.
2) Manage the Association’s move to Indianapolis while still
maintaining their effectiveness.
3) Develop a public relations plan to enhance the NCAA mission, role,
challenges and achievements.
4) Balance the NCAA mission and values with marketing and promotional
activities. “In all our programs, we must be mindful of both the fiscal
imperatives and our responsibility to our mission,” said Dempsey.
5) Student-athlete interests is the most important priority according
to Mr. Dempsey. He said a continued dialog was necessary in order to give the student-athletes the ability to voice their opinions. He stated that schools need to continue to improve on academic services for their student-athletes to ensure that they have every opportunity to graduate. Along with academic successes, Mr. Dempsey encouraged schools to develop effective Life Skills programs. Mr. Dempsey wants the NCAA to review the term “amateurism” to determine if it places “unfair perceptions and unnecessary limitations on student-athletes.” Mr. Dempsey wrapped up his speech by stressing that schools should improve diversity within coaching
The Division I Management Council has made some compromises and ammended Proposition 62 – Student-Athlete Employment. This ammended proposal will be voted on by the Board of Directors in it’s April meeting to become effective August 1, 1998.
Under the suggestion of a subcommittee working on this issue, the
Management Council modified Proposition 62 in the following ways:
The following changes to the core-course certification process became
effective February 1.
The Management Council agreed that basketball recruiting issues needed to be looked at but more time was needed in order to be thorough. The
following are their preliminary proposals:
1) Military Service in a foreign country is a permissible exception to the application of the five-year clock?
2) All international student-athletes have to have taxes withheld
from the room and board portion of the athletic Grant-In-Aid?
Please submit answers by February 27.
The NCAA recently filed a petition to have the case invoving the
restricted earnings coaching position reheard by the U.S. Court of
Appeals. On January 25, the court upheld the district court ruling that said the NCAA was in violation of federal antitrust laws by capping the earnings of these coaches.
The NCAA has based their petition on three points:
Men’s Basketball November 20 through March 15, 1998 *Evaluation Period (40 days) March 16 through March 22 Contact Period March 23 through April 1(8:00 am) Quiet Period* *Except: March 26 through March 31(noon): Dead Period Women’s Basketball October 8 through February 28,1998 *Evaluation Period (40 days) March 1 through March 24 Contact Period* (8 days) March 25 through March 30 (noon) Dead Period March 30 (noon) through April 5 Contact Period Those days not designated Quiet Period Football February 6 through April 30 Quiet Period