The NCAA has issued new rules for the 2018-19 season that will limit how much teams can spend on apparel, which will also prevent them from spending money on recruiting.
Here are some highlights:The new rule is designed to help teams prepare for the new year by limiting teams from spending more than $10,000 on apparel.
The new rule also bans the use of apparel that could cause injury, and requires teams to have a team-specific injury protocol, which must be updated annually.
Teams can’t spend more than 10 percent of their revenue on apparel for any year.
Teams will be allowed to spend $20,000 per year on apparel (excluding travel expenses) but not more than 15 percent of that.
If a team uses an online platform or mobile app to pay for apparel, that team will be ineligible to compete in any sport during the 2018–19 season.
The NCAA also plans to require coaches to spend more time on the sidelines and more time in front of cameras.
Teammates who want to wear apparel on their own have to buy it through their teams, and teams can’t use it for marketing purposes.
It’s the same rule that applies to the men’s basketball tournament, which allows teams to spend up to 25 percent of its revenues on apparel on apparel sales, but teams are not allowed to pay sponsors to run billboards and other advertising.
The NCAA also said it will require teams to wear more than one piece of apparel in order to be eligible to participate in the tournament.
The league will also have to allow teams to use apparel to sign up for classes and pay tuition.
Players who want more than five pairs of clothing per season will have to wear the minimum number of apparel pieces.
The minimum amount of apparel allowed for men and women players in men’s and women’s basketball is now $10 for men, $5 for women, and $1 for children.
The maximum amount of clothing allowed for players in women’s and men’s hoops is now two pairs of apparel per year, plus $10.
For a complete look at the new NCAA rules, check out this story from ESPN’s The Undefeated.