Highlights of Power Five changes at NCAA convention
By The Associated Press
Jan. 19, 2018
Highlights of the legislation passed by the Power Five conferences Friday at the NCAA convention in Indianapolis:
Requires all 65 schools to provide medical coverage to any athlete who suffered an injury in college for at least two years after they leave campus. Mental health coverage also is included. Each school can determine who qualifies.
Players will have three consecutive days off around Christmas break, though each team will be exempt from the rule once every four years if it plays in a qualifying tournament.
The daily spending cap for student hosts raised from $40 to $75; schools can provide snacks to recruits and their families during official visits.
Recruits will able to receive pre-draft advice from knowledgeable experts before enrolling in college without losing eligibility.
The minimum amount of improper benefits that require restitution doubled from $100 to $200.
The Power Five leagues approved the addition of a graduate assistant coaching swimming and diving; women's rowing grad assistants to receive free training table meals; volunteer coaches to receive game tickets and meals during recruiting trips.
Changed the word "spouse" for "significant other" for personnel benefits.