The National Football Foundation has put out a statement regarding Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany’s position that freshman athletes should be ineligible for competition.
“The National Football Foundation is extremely supportive of Jim Delany and the Big Ten’s efforts to strengthen the balance between athletics and academics,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “Promoting the scholar-athlete ideal remains the centerpiece of the NFF’s mission, and anything that can aid in giving young people the opportunity to have meaningful experiences as both students and athletes must be discussed at the national level. I strongly encourage everyone to read Commissioner Delany’s letter in full.”
The 12-page Delany Letter can be read at the provided link.