Emmert prefers NCAA's more common-sense approach

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:00 hrs

Mark Emmert wants the NCAA to adopt a common-sense approach to the way it conducts business.

On Thursday, in suburban Dallas, the NCAA president plans to outline his grand plan at the governing body's annual convention.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Emmert says he supports a package of sweeping rule changes that will eliminate restrictions about how coaches communicate with recruits and how often they communicate with recruits outside the non-contact periods. The proposal also allows college athletes and recruits to accept more money to cover travel expenses for non-scholastic events and prize money from tournaments they compete in. If the package passes, the rules will take effect in August.

To Emmert, this is what the new leaner, stronger NCAA should look like.

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