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Schools will soon be able to pay for parents to accompany recruits on official visits


Beginning in August of this year, schools will be able to provide the round-trip costs for two of a recruit’s parents or legal guardians to accompany the recruit on their official visit.

Up until this new rule, any accompanying family members were responsible for their own travel and meals. In some cases, recruits took official visits alone because the parents or guardians were unable to afford it. In some other cases, seeking financial assistance led to NCAA violations for receiving improper benefits. Whatever the case, it has never been within the rules for parents and guardians to travel along at the institution’s expense, and that will all change on August 1, 2016.

The vote for the new propsal passed 14-1 with only the Sun Belt voting against it, according to ESPN. Sounds like the Sun Belt is worried about losing some of its prospective student-athletes to the big dogs, as it should.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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7 Comments for Schools will soon be able to pay for parents to accompany recruits on official visits

  1. kvltclassic
    2:08 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

    Well this doesn’t effect basketball. They could already pay for the parents travel in basketball. Because NCAA rules have weird differentiating things for various sports.

  2. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    2:16 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

    In other news, Marcus Lee’s brother says Marcus is NOT transferring…interesting to know.

  3. Sarahvah
    2:41 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

    I wonder why the Sun Belt voted against it

  4. Sentient Third Eye
    3:02 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

    Who this really hurts is Louisville. Strippers are not an effective recruiting tool when the kid brings his Mom along for the visit.

    • scorpiocard
      4:34 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

      We’ll just start hiring male strippers too.

      Of course, this is going to make the recruiting budget go up.

  5. Realme
    3:10 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

    It’s almost like the NCAA is trying to make changes that benefit student athletes. Weird.

  6. rickwhitetx
    3:22 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

    Should have been allowed since the beginning of NCAA time. Making the parents pay their own way is like saying “We don’t want the parents here. We can’t effectively influence the kid if the parents are here.”