October 24, 2016 | Updated at 06:12 AM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

NCAA Changes Rules; President Mark Emmert Sets 'New Tone' for Rulebook

The NCAA Board of Directors is undergoing a process of changing the rules.

By Dexter Keyton, EnStars on Jan 20, 2013 05:18 PM EST
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
NCAA President Mark Emmert
President of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Mark Emmert (L) speaks near Executive Committee Chairman Ed Ray during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis July 23, 2012.
(Photo : Reuters)

The Board of Directors of the National Collegiate Atheletic Association Division One Board began a rule change process on Saturday due to the complexity and unenforceable nature of some of the areas of the current rulebook.

The rule changes started on the first day of a convention of NCAA officials who approved 25 of 26 proposals meant to deregulate many aspects of the organization's rulebook.

NCAA President Mark Emmert wanted to make the change for the better in order to "set a completely new tone" for the updated system.

He said the new rules will give schools more responsibility, flexibility and "focus the rules on those things that are real threats to integrity of sport rather than things that are mostly annoying," according to ESPN.

One of the reformed rules that will start on Aug. 1 is an end to the amount of various private forms of communication coaches will have with new recruits.

"There was virtually no debate on it. Everyone agreed that those rules need to be changed," Emmert said. "That was probably the least controversial issue in this whole process."

The NCAA will also no longer place a limit on the number of coaches who can recruit off campus at the same time.

Athletes will also be able to accept up to $300 per year to attend non-scholastic events and they will be able to receive monetary help to offset expenses associated with practices and competition with national teams.

The NCAA currently offers a 500-page manual which will be cut down by nearly 25 pages thanks to the agencies sweeping reforms, according to The Associated Press.

The only rule that did not gain acceptance was eliminating the time table for coaches to start coaching students between their sophomore and junior years. Under that current NCAA rule, coaches must wait to begin new coaching sessions until July 1.

Further NCAA rulebook changes are expected from the organization in the near future when Phase II of the project begins.

USA Today has a list of other changes the organization will address in the coming months.

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


Latest News

'Star Trek Beyond' New York Premiere - Arrivals

‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Cast News & Air Date: ‘Outlander’ Star Sam Heughan cast as Sherlock’s brother? Season 5 confirmed?

After exchanging Twitter messages with “Sherlock” creator, rumors are circulating that “Outlander” star Sam Heughan will join the show. Did Benedict Cumberbatch confirm “Sherlock” Season 5?

'Orange Is The New Black' New York City Premiere

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 5 Rumors & Release Date: Piper to die in the hands of Alex?

The fifth season for “Orange Is The New Black” will be released sometime next year and fans are speculating more deaths in the show. Will Piper die or survive?

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris will always be a part of Taylor Swift's life and music

Taylor Swift performed the hit song "This Is What you Came For" during her concert in Circuit of America's race track. The song was originally released by her former boyfriend Calvin Harris.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek revealed Donald Trump’s "Too Short" story against her came after she refused to go out with him

Salma Hayek claimed that Donald Trump asked her for a date. But then, when the actress rejected him, Trump created a tabloid story twisting the story saying that he does not want her as she is too short.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio had near-death diving experience In Galapagos with Ed Norton: Here’s how It happened

As the new documentary, Before The Flood, came out, director, Fisher Stevens revealed that award-winning actor nearly died in diving adventure in 2010. In an interview, he revealed how Leo's pal, Ed Norton saved him with a stronger bond than ever.

Real Time Analytics