NCAA issues college football recruiting changes

first_img Published on April 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer The NCAA released new recruiting rules pertaining to college football. There are different rules that will take effect at different points, but they will all change the current recruiting landscape.Here’s a list of the major changes.Official visits moved up: Recruits will now be able to take official visits starting April 1, through the Sunday before the last Wednesday in June. Effective Aug 1, 2017.No more satellite camps: Syracuse started extending its brand using satellite camps last year. That will no longer be an option. Coaches will now be limited to participating in camps for 10 days in June and July, and the events must happen on a school’s campus. Effective immediately, but contracts signed before Jan 18, 2017 are honored.Another assistant: FBS schools will be allowed to hire a 10th assistant coach. Effective Jan. 9, 2018Early signing: Creates an early signing period in December. Effective Aug. 1, 2017The NCAA also outlawed two-a-day contact practices. Teams will be allowed to have a three-hour contact practice session and then a walk-through. Helmets and pads can’t be worn during the walk-through and no contact is allowed. The walk-through also isn’t allowed to include conditioning drills Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Diego Costa fit to terrorise Arsenal once more – Simeone

first_imgHowever, the formidable sight of Simeone’s side stands in their way.Since the Argentine took charge in 2011, Atletico have reached five European semi-finals in seven seasons, winning the Europa League in 2012 and reaching the Champions League final in 2014 and 2016.Costa was a constant thorn in Arsenal’s side during three years at Chelsea, scoring three times and losing just once in six meetings with the Gunners.But he has been sidelined since picking up a hamstring strain in Atletico’s quarter-final, second leg at Sporting Lisbon.“We will try to evaluate all the factors. We will speak among the doctors, himself and I to decide what the team needs most,” said Simeone on whether Costa will start or kept in reserve from the bench.“Yesterday he trained well and we will do what we deem to be right.“In Spain and England there are many teams that have suffered because of his characteristics not just Arsenal.”In contrast to Arsenal, Atletico are already assured their place in next season’s Champions League as they sit second, ahead of Real Madrid, in La Liga.However, despite punching above their weight against the might of Barcelona and Real Madrid under Simeone, Atletico haven’t won a trophy since 2014.Winning the Europa League in Simeone’s first season in charge in 2012 set the platform to win La Liga two years later, and he hopes recreating that winning feeling will spark another era of success.“Being a champion is different and the best teams in the world get stronger because of it,” he added.“It gave us the conviction and certainty that we were on the right road. Then the other titles came: Copa del Rey, La Liga, Spanish and European Super Cups, the two lost (Champions League) finals.“Now it has been a while since we won a trophy, but we keep trying.”Wenger also enjoyed great success in his first decade in charge of Arsenal, winning three Premier League titles.However, despite growing frustration from Arsenal fans over their inability to compete for the Premier League or Champions League in recent seasons, Simeone was glowing in his praise for Wenger’s durability.“I have admiration for a great professional. To be able stay so long at such a big club he had to reinvent himself.“I still think of myself as a young coach. I try to observe, learn and admire (his work). Coaches are always open (to criticism) and the place he has held in world football is marvellous.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa – fit to face Arsenal on Thursday © AFP / Ben STANSALLLON DON, United Kingdom, Apr 25 – Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone confirmed Diego Costa will be fit to resume his rivalry with Arsenal in a Europa League semi-final, first leg on Thursday of huge significance for the English side.Arsenal are hoping to bid farewell to outgoing manager Arsene Wenger after 22 years in charge by winning the Frenchman’s first European trophy, and securing qualification for next season’s Champions League in the process.last_img read more