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NCAA allows blanket waivers for all transfers immediately

The NCAA’s Division I Council has granted blanket waivers for all athletes to play immediately. The NCAA’s announcement includes all Division I sports, but is contingent on certain criteria being met. Transfers previously were required to sit out a season unless granted a waiver by the NCAA. The NCAA had decided on waivers on a […]

NCAA announces COVID-19 testing guidelines

What the sport of college football looks like during the 2020 season largely remains to be seen. But assuming there is college football to be played, schools are no longer in the dark when it comes to COVID-19 testing guidelines.…

NCAA expands ban, joins SEC in targeting Confederate flag

By RALPH D. RUSSO The NCAA on Friday expanded its policy banning states with prominent Confederate symbols from hosting its sponsored events, one day after the Southeastern Conference made a similar declaration aimed at the Mississippi state flag. The current…

NCAA grants collegiate summer league waiver

The NCAA also tinkering with rules on the baseball front, specifically regarding collegiate summer leagues. The governing body has granted a waiver, allowing up to eight players from the same program to play on the same summer team. Previously, schools…

NCAA announces further workout guidelines

The NCAA has announced further guidelines for the student-athletes already back on campus for voluntary workouts. Football players started returning as early as June 1st and on Wednesday that voluntary workout period was extended an additional two weeks through the…

NCAA grants relief to Division I baseball

Help is officially on the way for college baseball programs in the wake of COVID-19. On Wednesday, the NCAA Division I Committee for Legislative Relief granted a blanket waiver for the 2020-2021 academic year. That eliminates the 35 man roster…

NCAA football at mercy of states, universities

NCAA President Mark Emmert says he won’t have the final say on the fate of college sports returning this fall, leaving that decision up to state officials and university presidents. There was already prior speculation that SEC football could go…

NCAA extends recruiting dead period to May 31st

The NCAA has extended its recruiting dead period to May 31st in light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. This ruling applies to both division I and II athletics which was originally put in place through April 15th. By definition, a…

Ole Miss meeting set with NCAA

Two weeks into the college football season, Ole Miss will be preparing for its biggest game of the year. It’s not the week three game at Cal-Berkeley, rather Covington, Kentucky. That’s the site of the university’s meeting with the NCAA…

Hugh Freeze not stressing over NCAA

During the course of a college football season, the approach is almost always the same: one game at a time. Similarly the concept of one day at a time also applies to Ole Miss following its response to the NCAA.…

Ole Miss responds to NCAA

From the day Ole Miss received its notice of allegations from the NCAA, school officials made it clear of their plans to contest those allegations. Today, they did just that. The Rebels fire back with yet another response to the…

NAACP opposes NCAA softball tournament until state flag comes down

A Civil Rights group is asking the NCAA to move a regional softball tournament out of Mississippi because the state flag contains the Confederate battle emblem. Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson calls the emblem a ‘racial hate symbol.’ The University…

Bill to Speed up NCAA Introduced

One Mississippi lawmaker has the NCAA in his crosshairs with a newly presented House bill. House Bill 1040 or the National Collegiate Athletic Association Fairness in F.A.C.T Investigations Act of 2017 was introduced by Representative Trey Lamar of Senatobia. The…

National Signing Day

National Signing Day is today, where high school students can officially sign a letter of intent with a college football team. Five football players from D’iberville High School have made a big play towards their dreams. Jacques Turner and fellow…