Rick Majerus says new NCAA deregulation of contact rules hurts smaller schoolsby Matt Minkus on Jun. 22, 2012, under Sports
The NCAA made a somewhat interesting decision last week to deregulate how much coaches can contact prospective recruits. The new rule allows coaches to text, call or send messages through social media unlimited amounts of time after the person has completed their sophomore year of high school. On paper, it sounds like a pretty good idea. You also have to wonder if this could be the start of more rules being altered looking forward.
Rick Majerus, St. Louis University head basketball coach, thinks this new measure favors bigger schools. He references (above in the audio clip – full interview at 110SportsPodcast.com) schools like UCLA or Duke being able to capitalize on this more effectively because they have larger staffs and more resources. Also, he believes top recruits may find themselves now inundated with coaches wanting to talk and maximize the time to develop a relationship.
It has been very rare for the NCAA to move in this direction where they have actually deregulated something and at least in many people’s mind made something more simple to follow. Overall, I like the new measure for two reasons: there was no real way to regulate it before and now it is an easier concept to follow for all involved.
There is plenty more they could “deregulate” and simplify, time will only tell if this could be a new trend for the NCAA.
– For the full interview with Rick Majerus listen to Episode 160 on 110SportsPodcast.com.
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