Which brings me around to this: If youth baseball rules baffle me, how would I ever survive as an NCAA coach? Good question.
Thanks a loyal reader for several links showing what college coaches need to go through before being allowed to recruit. A writer for the Texas site HornsNation (I'm not making that up) took the NCAA Division I recruiting exam and wrote about it here. You can check out the story and then take a practice exam yourself here.
The same loyal reader sent along a link to a CNN/SIstory that includes this question from a test:
It is permissible to send a prospective student-athlete an institutional postcard that contains an athletics logo on one side and handwritten information on the opposite side.
The answer: An institution may send an institutional postcard, provided its dimensions do not exceed 4 1/4 by 6 inches, it includes only the institution's name and logo or an athletics logo on one side when produced and it includes only handwritten information, (e.g., words, illustrations) on the opposite side when provided to the recipients. Blank postcards issued by the U.S. postal service also may be sent.Well, OK then.
•The SportsNetwork has posted its 10 Defensive Linemen to Watch in the FCS next fall and it's hardly a surprise that there is no one from an Ivy League school listed. Selected as the top defensive lineman in the Ivy League is Penn defensive end Brandon Copeland.