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Proposal clears NCAA Council, Bd. of Directors

January 20, 2009

At the NCAA annual convention last week in Washington D.C., the Legislative Council adopted the proposal, which seeks to change Bylaw by increasing the number of golfers a school has to have playing in a tournament in order for that tournament to trigger an institutional date of competition. Rather than just one student-athlete, the number now jumps to five, or any number that can contribute to a team score on a particular date.

After being reviewed by the Legislative Council, the proposal went for review before the NCAA Board of Directors, which took no action. Thus, the proposal now enters into a 60-day override period, where opponents have until March 18 to seek an override vote (more than 30 requests must be submitted for a vote to occur). More likely, however, is that the proposal will become final that day and will go into effect Aug. 1.