Yesterday we learned that 2 of the 3 new NCAA rule changes were being put on indefinite hold due to their unpopularity amongst member institutions, especially B1G schools. These defeated rules dealt with who could recruit (basically anybody) and what they could send (basically anything), but the rule pertaining to quantities of texts/phone calls a recruit could receive was, astoundingly, left alive.
Yesterday's news here: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ncaa-recruiting-rule-changes-probably-dead
Well, it looks like it was only given a few extra days to live:
Once again,, institutions are telling the NCAA their new rules suck. Assuming the override is succcessful, the winners will be the recruits (and the coaches who realized the rule was crazy). The losers include cell phone providers, whoever drafts NCAA rules, and creepy text-happy coaches.
Between yesterday and today, it feels like Arab Spring Part 2, just on an athletic level.