All player-agent relationships, however, must be in writing, disclosed to the NCAA and ended when the player comes back to school. Multiple reporters began relaying information about the policy, which allows players to hire an agent, go through the draft process and combine, and return to school if they go undrafted.
USA Basketball doesn't have the infrastructure, nor interest in accepting the role of evaluating the nation's top prospects for a yet-to-be-determined number of players who'll annually be allowed to sign with agents at the end of their junior years, sources told ESPN.
Other changes imply there will be tougher penalties for infractions: "Those who break rules face stronger penalties, including longer postseason bans, longer head coach suspensions, increased recruiting restrictions and additional fines", the statement read. Previously, players could declare for the draft, and attend the NBA Scouting Combine, but had to withdraw their name from the draft no more than 10 days after the combine to retain eligibility. Say Maryland's Kevin Huerter, for example, didn't get drafted in the first two rounds - he'd be able to play for the Terps again.
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Lombok airport's general manager said airlines had laid on extra flights and his staff had been providing blankets and snacks. Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees.
Student-athletes can now take up to 15 official visits, which begins August 1 before their junior year. The latter would become effective if the NBA and its players' association allow high school students to enter the draft.
If coaches and staff are making any money off an outside company - like an "apparel company" - they will have to report that to their schools, too.
"We will review the NCAA's planned reforms and continue to assess, along with our Players' Association, the potential for any related NBA rules changes", NBA spokesman Tim Frank said.
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Saudi's foreign ministry called the statement "a major, unacceptable affront to the kingdom's laws and judicial process". Saudi Arabia's media ministry is investigating the incident, which came as tensions between the two countries escalated.
University presidents and chancellors will also now be personally resposible for their athletics programs abiding by the NCAA's rules.
No schools were mentioned, but two Federal Bureau of Investigation reports, one in September and another in April, have identified recruiting practices that violate NCAA rules involving prospects who wound up at several schools, including Kansas.
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The countries have also been at odds over the Syrian civil war and the Russian annexation of Crimea. Seagal once referred to Putin as "one of the great living world leaders".