MAJOR PROPOSALS AND RESOLUTIONS APPROVED BY NCAA : DISCIPLINE OF MEMBERS
Establishes major and secondary violations of NCAA regulations, creating specific penalties for each--including repeat major violators who could face a ban of up to two years in some sports. Major violations are defined as indicating a pattern of violations or resulting in a clear competitive advantage. Allows special consideration for schools that self-disclose violations before they are reported to the NCAA. Approved by 99% of voting delegates. Effective Sept. 1, 1985.
COACHES INVOLVED IN VIOLATIONS
Mandates punishment for a coach or other staff member committing NCAA infractions, even if he or she is employed by an institution other than the one at which the violations occurred. Approved by 99% of voting delegates. Effective immediately.
INSTITUTIONAL SELF-STUDY OF ATHLETICS
Requires a university to conduct a study of its intercollegiate athletic program at least once every five years. Approved by 99% of voting delegates. Effective Aug. 1, 1986.
Establishes an academic reporting program requiring Division I schools to report yearly the number of athletic recruits who do not meet schoolwide academic standards; to report on the continuing eligibility of student-athletes, and to report the graduation rate of such students. The reports will be anonymous, with students and schools not individually named. The NCAA will use the reports to compile nationwide figures. Approved by 99% of voting delegates. Effective Aug. 1, 1986.
INSTITUTIONAL CONTROL AND RESPONSIBILITY
Mandates that a school’s athletic budget be controlled by the institution, not by the athletic department. Approved by 99% of voting delegates. Effective immediately.
ATHLETIC EXPENDITURES AND RESPONSIBILITY Requires an annual audit of all athletic expenditures by an independent individual or group. The audit will include expenditures by alumni groups, booster clubs and other outside groups. Approved by 97% of voting delegates. Effective immediately.
ELIGIBILITY OF STUDENT ATHLETES
Calls on NCAA to develop legislation to be considered at annual meeting in January, 1986, ensuring that student-athletes are held accountable for serious violations of NCAA rules and regulations in which they knowingly participate. Approved unanimously.
LIMITATIONS ON THE NUMBER OF CONTESTS
Calls on NCAA to develop legislation to be considered at annual meeting in January, 1986, limiting the number of contests in which a team may participate in one year. Approved by 99% of voting delegates.
Calls on NCAA members to administer affidavits to all varsity and recruited student-athletes disclosing financial assistance and athletically related benefits being received by the student. Approved by 94% of voting delegates. Effective before start of 1985-86 academic year.