Don’t follow recruiting closely, but want to get a quick feel for how your favorite program’s doing? This ($$) seems like a pretty good tell to me:
The Opening finals, a camp presented by Nike, is held every summer and it’s invite-only for the best players in the country. This year, a record 13 players who participated in The Opening finals were drafted in the first round. If your school signs someone who got an invitation to that camp, that’s something to get excited about.
The NCAA still isn’t ready to change the transfer waiver rules.
The Council discussed recommendations from the Transfer Waiver Working Group, which has recommended that waiver guidelines be changed to allow first-time four-year transfers in all sports the ability to compete immediately. While the group didn’t take a vote on the recommendations, it provided valuable feedback with regard to timing and uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic and could vote on the guidelines changes next month. It also recommended the Division I Board of Directors lift the moratorium it placed on transfer legislation last fall in order for the Council to vote on the legislative concept in January 2021.
COVID-19, for the win. The pandemic providing an excuse for a delay in voting is the silver lining in every football coach’s dark cloud right now.
Oh, and they’re having “robust discussions” about proposed changes to name, image and likeness rules. Robust is the NCAA’s favorite adjective these days. Emmert must think it’s a good word to impress the politicians with.
Obviously, the message isn’t sinking in.