Posted by Bryan Fischer
Ah the NCAA, always full of surprises. A little over a month after the association declared Rivals a recruiting service based on a new interpretation of a bylaw, they've followed it up with a slight clarification Wednesday morning. The waiver the organization issued is aimed mostly at non-revenue sports and exempts all sports but football and men's and women's basketball from the new rule. As a result, several scouting services used in sports such as volleyball that were in peril, are now allowed.
As a result, Rivals subscriptions for schools and athletic department staff are still considered an impermissible recruiting service.