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Sunday / July 5.
  • NCAA live recruiting periods unlikely in August: sources

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    The NCAA is unlikely to hold live recruiting periods in August, multiple sources said.

    The NCAA Division I Council is due to vote “within the next few weeks” after a vote was deferred this week.

    The proposed recruiting windows are Aug. 15-16 (Non-scholastic events), Aug. 22-23 (Scholastic events), Sept. 5-7 (Non-scholastic) and Sept. 19-20 (Scholastic). No October dates are being proposed yet, but they will be if August has to be canceled, sources said.

    The decision figures to be a boon for the Live stream industry. College coaches who will not be permitted to be in attendance in July and August can watch Live streams that are available to the public.

    “So if I’m a coach at the Division I level and I can watch games via live stream, as long as the competition is what it needs to be, it’s worth it,” Boston Spartans coach Joe Chatman said.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.