NU crashes to reality in Minnesota lossNorthwestern falls to Minnesota, 24-17Good Cat, Bad Cat: MinnesotaMcEvilly granted sixth year of eligibilityHenry needs to be "the best safety he can be" Park Ridge, Ill. — The Big Ten Football Coaches and Athletic Directors met today in Park Ridge for a regularly scheduled meeting and subsequently issued the following statement with regard to pending NCAA DI legislation impacting college football:


We reviewed the 26 Rules Working Group proposals acted upon by the NCAA Board of Directors in January, some of which will become effective as early as July 1, 2013.  While we applaud the work that has been done to date, we are very concerned that the timeline proposed for implementation of the proposals does not allow sufficient time for the Football Recruiting Subcommittee of the NCAA Leadership Council to thoughtfully consider the impact of the proposals.


We are specifically concerned with the following three proposals and ask that they be tabled along with Proposal 13-2:


Proposal 11-2: Athletics Personnel – Limitations on the Number and Duties of Coaches – Elimination of Recruiting Coordination Functions

Proposal 13-3: Recruiting – Deregulation of Modes and Numerical Limitations on Communication

Proposal 13-5-A:  Recruiting – Elimination of Printed Recruiting Materials and Video/Audio Legislation


We have serious concerns whether these proposals, as currently written, are in the best interest of high school student-athletes, their families and their coaches.  We are also concerned about the adverse effect they would have on college coaches, administrators and university resources. 


We look forward to working with the NCAA toward improving the game, the recruiting process and the overall college football experience for all student-athletes.


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AgingBooster wrote: I am proud to be a graduate of two Big Ten institutions and a fan of their sports programs. If only all of college sports were run wiith the same commitment to principles that the Big Ten tries to follow. We too have our share of problems, most recently OSU and PSU, but I really think the conference tries to do things the right way and to police itself.
I completely agree with what you said, I'm proud of how the Big Ten keeps themselves accountable.]]>
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