The Impact of Evolving NCAA Legislation in the United States on National and International Recruitable Student Athletes

By Cameron Rowland and Maris Stella Swift.

Published by Journal of Sports Management and Commercialization

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Up and coming collegiate athletes will be experiencing new demands and benefits throughout their athletic careers due to the new NCAA legislation that has granted the Power 5 conferences autonomy. Through the collection of first-hand accounts and testimonies from those involved with the NCAA and through analysis of articles written regarding the legislative changes, this paper will examine how these changes to the NCAA legislation will lead to changes for athletes participating at the autonomous schools. These changes will most directly influence the recruiting process for student athletes around the globe, the daily lives of these athletes, and the costs incurred by schools in order to maintain the rules and remain competitive with their conference rivals. Upon completion of this paper the reader will understand the implications and forthcoming changes to the NCAA legislation of the schools that have been granted autonomy. The research concludes that these implications may lead significant change potentially making the current NCAA Division 1 atmosphere unrecognizable.

Keywords: NCAA, Youth Athletes

Journal of Sports Management and Commercialization, Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2016, pp.13-26. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 3, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 565.688KB)).

Cameron Rowland

Frederick Meijer Honors College, Western Michigan University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Prof. Maris Stella Swift

Labor Law Professor and Attorney, Siedman College of Business, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA