Illegal Recruiting in Ncaa

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Introduction Being recruited to play a collegiate sport can be a wonderful, yet nerve wrecking experience for any high school athlete that wishes to compete at the next level. For most athletes, the process is normal, following the rules to a “T”, but for other, more sought after athletes many coaches are willing to do anything and everything to get that player to come to their school and into their program. This even includes violating the NCAA recruiting rules and policies. While it is true that many of these violations go unpunished or even unnoticed by the NCAA, the truth is that recruiting violations are becoming more and more predominant in recent years thanks in part to social networks and other forms of communication. Most violations are on the men’s side of athletics, mainly in basketball and football. This does not mean that there is a lack of violations on the women’s side though. Violations have begun to occur more regularly in women’s athletics in recent years. Due to the recent frequency of recruiting scandals being brought to public attention thanks in part to media, NCAA recruiting violation scandals are the topic of conversation for many households, especially those who have young athletes who are wanting to be recruited by their favorite schools.
NCAA Definition of “Recruiting” and Their Position The NCAA defines “recruiting” as “any solicitation of prospective student-athletes or their parents by an institutional staff member or by a representative of the institution’s athletics interests for the purpose of securing a prospective student-athlete’s enrollment and ultimate participation in the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program.” ("Ncaa," 2011) This means that any individual, whether it be a coach or regular staff member, like a teacher, that is attempting to engage a prospective student-athlete and their parents into talks about…...

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