PROPOSITION 1: Amends the NCAA's constitution to require all members to conduct a self-study of their programs at least once every five years. The NCAA Council would determine what information would be included, and it would be available to the NCAA. Needs a two-thirds majority to pass.
PROPOSITION 2: Amends bylaws to require all Division I members, as a condition to be eligible for NCAA championships, to report annual information concerning entering freshmen, compliance with continuing eligibility requirements, and graduation rates for both athletes and all students. Needs a simple majority to pass.
PROPOSITION 3: Amends constitution and bylaws to stiffen penalties for cheaters and, for the first time, delineates among secondary, major and repeat violations and sets uniform minimum penalties. It also amends the constitution by making provisions for sanctions on coaches to carry over to another institution if they are hired elsewhere.
A "secondary violation" is defined as one providing a limited recruiting or competitive advantage and one that was relatively isolated or inadvertent. This proposal would allow the executive assistant director for enforcement power to assess penalties for "secondary violations," subject to appeal by the Committee of Infractions, which now determines all penalties and sanctions.
All other violations are "major violations" over which the Committee on Infractions has jurisdiction. Minimum penalties to include all of the following: a two-year probation; elimination of all expense-paid campus visits by recruits for one year in the sport involved; all coaches in the sport involved to be prohibited from off-campus recruiting for one year; a coach or staff member who cheated or condoned cheating must either be fired, suspended for a year without pay or assigned to other duties outside the athletic department; one-year bans on television and postseason competition in the sport.
"Repeat violations" are those occurring within five years after an institution has been found guilty of a major violation in any sport. Minimum penalties to include all of the following: Prohibition of some or all outside games for one or two seasons in the sport involved; prohibition of coaching staff members in that sport from involvement, directly or indirectly, for two years; elimination of initial scholarships in that sport for two years; the resignation of all institutional staff members from NCAA offices and committees and no staff member being able to serve on an NCAA committee for four years; elimination of the institution's voting rights at NCAA conventions for four years.
Establishing the categories of penalties and giving the assistant executive director for enforcement the jurisdiction to decide sanctions involving "secondary violations" requires a two-thirds majority. Specific penalties require a simple majority. The section on coaches requires a two-thirds majority.
PROPOSITION 4: Amends bylaws to require an institution that hires a coach found guilty of a violation within two years to show cause why the NCAA should not take sanctions against that institution. Combined with the provisions of Proposition 3, this would keep coaches from jumping from one school to another after getting one school in trouble.
PROPOSITION 5: A resolution directing the NCAA Council to develop a proposal for consideration at the 1986 convention that would make athletes accountable for their transgressions by denying them eligibility unless "the circumstances clearly warrant restoration."
PROPOSITIONS 6, 7: Amend the constitution to require that the institution control all athletic budgets and that their audits be provided to the institution's chief executive officer. Tied in with Proposition 1, these audits would be available to the NCAA.
PROPOSITION 8: A resolution directing the NCAA Council to develop a proposal for consideration at the 1986 convention that would limit basketball teams to playing in no more than one event that does not count toward the 28-game limit. Thus, if a team took a foreign tour, it could not play any games against club teams or in Hawaii and Alaska, unless those games counted against the limit.