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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NCAA makes recruiting rules changes

Updated: April 13, 2010, 3:25 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA will now allow college basketball coaches to have recruiting conversations during summer camps and clinics on campus.

The coaches will be restricted from giving recruits campus tours or other benefits that come from official visits.

The NCAA's legislative council announced the decisions Tuesday after a two-day meeting in Indianapolis.

The panel also approved legislation that will require athletes to take sickle-cell tests, provide documentation that they have already had the test or opt out of the test by signing a release.

The proposal had gained traction after the deaths of several athletes were believed to be linked to the genetic trait.

The council rejected a proposal that would have banned printed media guides.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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