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Publish date: Jul 29, 2010

Statement from NCAA Interim President Jim Isch on agents issues

Jim Isch
NCAA Interim President 

The NCAA routinely reviews current trends and how they could impact our rules. As a part of this ongoing effort, the NCAA has begun preliminary discussions about our current agent and advisor legislation. We need to ensure that those select student-athletes with professional athletic opportunities have the best information at the right time to make informed decisions. While the NCAA wholly supports student-athletes getting complete information, the membership is not likely to change its opposition to student-athletes receiving benefits from agents and advisors.  As a result, this discussion within our Division I governance structure will be framed in the context of existing rules and how advisors might assist in providing information to student-athletes who are weighing their options. Feedback from NCAA members, including coaches, athletic administrators and others, will be vital to this dialogue.