McKewon: Contact rules suggest a more cutthroat business

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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — The Wild West is coming soon to college football recruiting. Or maybe it's Wall Street. Or Social Darwinism. Whatever name you want to slap on the massive rulebook changes approved by the NCAA probably will fit.

College coaches wanted a streamlined rulebook that cut a lot of the mystery out of contacting recruits. The NCAA wanted a way out of enforcing rules that were becoming increasingly impossible to enforce. So on Jan. 19, an 18-member NCAA Division I Board of Directors delivered. Consider this meat market much more deregulated.

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