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New NCAA Rule Will Allow Schools To Pay For Parents To Attend Recruiting Visits

Parents and guardians will no longer have to sit at home if they can’t afford to travel with their child on official visits.

Someone might want to run over to the NCAA’s offices and check on them. They may not be feeling well. They just made a decision that makes sense and benefits student-athletes.

The NCAA announced on Tuesday that FBS programs will be allowed to pay for parents or guardians to attend official visits with recruits. Specifically, it will allow schools to pay for travel, accommodations and food.

The rule change passed emphatically with a 14-1 vote. Only the Sun Belt Conference voting against the proposition.

The new rule will take effect on August 1st. So starting this fall, parents will be able to ask coaches in person why they are blowing up their son’s phone while he prepares to graduate.

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