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    Brand: NCAA won't allow 'athletic looting'
    Associated Press

    KINGSTON, R.I. -- Division I basketball and football players from schools closed by Hurricane Katrina will still have to sit out for a year if they transfer to one of the many colleges that have offered admission, NCAA president Myles Brand said Tuesday.

    The NCAA said last month that it would bend some rules to help students and schools deal with the hurricane, including letting students compete without attending classes.

    But during an appearance at the University of Rhode Island, Brand said the only rule the NCAA would not bend was the one that requires Division I basketball, football and hockey players to sit out one year if they transfer to another Division I school. In other sports, Division I athletes can transfer and play immediately at another Division I school if they receive a release from the original university.

    Brand said the decision was made because the members of some teams, including at least one from Tulane, planned to transfer together to one school. That could lead to the new school taking the entire team as its own, Brand said.

    "Let me call that athletic looting, to be provocative, and we won't stand for that," he said.

    Some coaches at hurricane-affected schools in and around New Orleans had complained to the NCAA that coaches at other schools had tried to raid their teams and recruit their players, NCAA spokesman Wally Renfro said.

    Renfro said the NCAA expects many hurricane-affected schools to continue to compete this year -- even if they don't have classes.

    Other schools affected by the hurricane include LSU and New Orleans.

    The NCAA has eased some other rules, including those prohibiting athletes from taking financial assistance from outside sources, and those that require students to be enrolled full-time at their college and university. [/b][/quote]

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    Is Brand only talking about black coaches? Is it still OK for white coaches to survive by taking these players?
    On my mind: How can I shut up the singing English graduate student? How many more lossess will KU's basketball team have than its football team? How will the Rams front office screw up this year?


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      Damn...I was going to recruit the Tulane bowling team for Lindenwood... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]

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        I'm not sure if it's true, but I heard this morning that the rule only applies to football, basketball, and hockey. For any other sports, you can transfer to another D1 school and not have to sit out. Anyone know if this is true or not?
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          QUOTE(Lippa @ Sep 14 2005, 06:54 AM) Quoted post

          I'm not sure if it's true, but I heard this morning that the rule only applies to football, basketball, and hockey. For any other sports, you can transfer to another D1 school and not have to sit out. Anyone know if this is true or not?
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          UM, I read about that somewhere oh yeah in this thread


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          Brand said the only rule the NCAA would not bend was the one that requires Division I basketball, football and hockey players to sit out one year if they transfer to another Division I school. In other sports, Division I athletes can transfer and play immediately at another Division I school if they receive a release from the original university.[/b][/quote]

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          • #6
            Perhaps I should start reading beyond the first paragraph.
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            • #7
              QUOTE(Lippa @ Sep 14 2005, 07:10 AM) Quoted post

              Perhaps I should start reading beyond the first paragraph.
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