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06-26-2012, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by SupersonicMonkey View Post
NCAA takes no backseat to the CHL. In terms of signing players, competition, coverage, player development.

I understand some players chose not to sign with their clubs. That has nothing to do with the NCAA.

Players and teams can talk with each other. The players just can't accept charity or money.
He's talking about the team being able to speak to the player. The NCAA is incredibly strict regarding professional teams and agents when it comes to dealing with a player's eligibility to remain an "amateur" player. Once a player loses the eligibility, he/she can no longer play in the NCAA.

As an example, NCAA players can't have agents without losing his or her amateur status. They can, however, how have agents act as "advisers". The NCAA is a huge pain in the ass. I took a class last semester that dealt with law for sports agents, and believe me when I say that the NCAA has a ton of rules in place that make it difficult for a player to interact with agents or teams.

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