The NCAA Division I Board of Directors approves a reform plan that gives individual conferences the opportunity to increase the amount of each scholarship $2,000 per student-athlete.
Here are some of the other reforms approved by the NCAA:
- Conferences can vote to add $2,000 in "full cost-of-attendance" money to scholarship offers.
-Individual schools can choose to award multiyear scholarships. Scholarships may not be revoked based on athletic performance.
-Schools that fail to meet the Academic Progress Rate cutline will be ineligible for postseason play, including bowl games. The cutline will be increased from the current 900 to 930 in four years.
-Eligibility requirements increased from a 2.0 GPA to 2.3 for incoming freshman and 2.5 for junior college transfers.
-For basketball recruiting, coaches added four evaluation days in April, previously a dead period, but went from 20 days to 12 in July. Coaches can make unlimited calls or send unlimited texts to prep recruits after June 15 at end of their sophomore year.