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NCAA extends recruiting dead period through August
By ADAM ZAGORIA
The NCAA has extended the recruiting dead period through August.
“The full Council and the Council Coordination Committee will continue to review the recruiting dead periods on a regular basis,” the NCAA said. “A dead period precludes all in-person recruiting. Phone calls and correspondence can continue to occur.”
ZAGSBLOG first reported last week that the August recruiting period was unlikely. It remains unclear if September periods will happen.
Two periods — Sept. 5-7 (Non-scholastic) and Sept. 19-20 (Scholastic) — have been mentioned and will be voted on in July, 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.
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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.