I’m told there is a rule going into effect that will limit the number of scholarships a school may extend each academic year.
But wait. Isn’t there already a rule limiting schools to 25 initials each year and no more than 85 on a roster?
The big deal is the rule would impact gray shirts — recruits who sign in February, but do not join a team until January of the following year.
UH has favored this process because: 1) gives non-qualifiers extra time to become eligible, 2) it allows a player an extra year to develop physically as well as earn extra credits toward a degree.
UH still would be able to grayshirt a couple, I imagine, but it has to be very accurate in predicting the academic qualifiers.
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Pro Day is set for April 1 in Carson, Calif.
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Last week, I thought men’s volleyball needed to play to 25 each set to shorten matches. But after watching four matches in a row in which the officiating was, well, interesting, I figure it’s better to keep playing to 30. Shortening the match would only give greater impact to bad calls.