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NCAA Planning to Grant Additional Year Of Eligibility

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by DJ3, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. DJ3

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    https://www.espn.com/college-sports...-discuss-granting-athletes-eligibility-relief:

    "In response to the cancellation of collegiate spring sports due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA Division I Council Committee has recommended that eligibility relief be provided to all student-athletes who participate in spring sports.

    'Details of eligibility relief will be finalized at a later time,' the NCAA said Friday in a statement. 'Additional issues with NCAA rules must be addressed, and appropriate governance bodies will work through those in the coming days and week.'"

    "It's unclear what options, if any, will be considered for winter sports athletes. Because the season was nearly complete, there are significant logistical challenges. However, a source told ESPN that the committee members wanted to discuss the issue further."
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    https://www.espn.com/college-sports...-discuss-granting-athletes-eligibility-relief:

    "Assuming the eligibility relief recommendations from the committee go into effect -- which is expected -- the NCAA will need to adjust its rules about scholarship limits. Those details are expected to be ironed out in the coming weeks."
  5. jessej

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    I wonder
    assuming additional eligibility is given for Men's Basketball
    1) total costs are huge - $25k-$50k x 347 Division 1 Schools
    2) costs across all Division levels and schools and all sports?
    3) expand men's bball roster to 15-17?

    How many take up the offer?
    1) if first round NBA contracts are guaranteed - then the top 15-20 players will not return?
    2) how many players aren't academically eligible as they planned on dropping out right after the season ended?
    3) how many players want to move onto other paid basketball opportunities - foreign or G-League?
    4) how many non star players with no professional basketball opportunities want to graduate and get on with their career/professional lives?

    5) what is the effect on the grad transfer market?
  6. gmujim92

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    I’d be surprised if they did it for basketball, considering the regular season was completed. And the logistics would be a nightmare.

    Our best hope is the NCAA is in a more generous mood because of the dance getting canceled and they give Kier his medical RS. Things will really start to fall into place for next season if that happens.
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  7. Five Two

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    If you are the NCAA, what do you do with teams like GW, AU, Georgetown, etc whose seasons were over before all the cancellations? Those seniors finished their careers. Do you allow them to come back or is it just for schools who hadnt yet lost?
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    Yeah, I would be surprised if they gave blanket eligibility to the winter sports whose seasons were pretty much over minus the postseason.
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    I could see a blanket eligibility to "spring sports"...so no athlete loses a year. But man that gets tricky.

    Scholarships, roster spots, etc....that comes down to individual school issues.
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  10. KAOriginal

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    I would think the NCAA says...you got to play basketball for the season as you should. Anything post season is never guaranteed....Corona Virus or your team is 11-19. Unfortunately for the Daytons of the world....it just stinks.
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  11. Leesburg Chankenstank III

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    Theoretically in basketball terms, if all teams are allowed to bring back the seniors for one year, doesn’t that mean Mason will finish relatively at the same place we did this year?

    Dayton should be the only team that loses out significantly because Obi Toppin will most likely go pro, but the rest of the A10 will remain the same ..... theoritaclly.
  12. GMUgemini

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    Our seniors didn’t play last year , so who knows?

    This will get tricky if they allow this for basketball. Some teams have 4 or 5 seniors and they’d have huge rosters next year if everyone came back plus the freshmen.
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    I can’t see the NCAA allowing teams to go over the scholarship limit to allow seniors to come back, no way to apply it fairly across the board.
  14. Leesburg Chankenstank III

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    Couldn't they simply state that any current seniors who get their eligbility extended because of COVID 19 would not count against the existing scholarship limit next year?
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  15. GMUgemini

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    Yes. But think of a team with seven seniors and a team with zero? In basketball terms that is one team with 20 players versus another with 13.
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  16. tblack33

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    Took the words out of my mouth. Every team with 0-2 seniors would be crying foul. Would completely screw up the landscape for incoming recruits who may have been told they would be getting major minutes due to graduation, guys who have spent years coming up behind the guys who are currently seniors, etc. would be a lot of ripples from letting an entire graduating class come back across the NCAA.
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    That’s why it’s not gonna happen
  18. Leesburg Chankenstank III

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    Good point. I guess I was thinking that just because a senior has eligibility it doesn't necessarily mean a school has to bring them back. If a school wanted to being someone back, they would have to accept the cost and/or team chemistry issues that may arise from lack of playing time. It seems that's the best anyone can do in this situation.

    There's no magic bullet remedy.
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    Imagine this fan base complaining about all the lineups Paulsen isn't using with 20 players on the roster.
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    As difficult as it's going to be to figure out the many issues with blanket eligibility for Spring sports, I can't see them also giving another year to Winter athletes whose regular season was over. I think it is absolutely horrible that nearly 900 basketball players earned the honor of ending their career in the NCAA tournament and aren't going to be able to do so, plus the thousands who could have at least ended it in their conference tournament. But I also can't see the NCAA wanting to go through the absolute nightmare of dealing with all of these seniors, and all of the incoming freshmen, for kids who had finished the "guaranteed" part of their season.
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