Q&A: The Problems Athletics-Compliance Officers Have With NCAA Rules

The National Collegiate Athletic Association's 439-page manual of rules governing Division I college sports is thick enough to rattle even the most diligent compliance officer.

There is fine print for every detail: how often a coach can telephone a recruit (no more than once a week), whether a college can use express mail to send recruiting materials to prospective athletes (definitely not), and even whether a coach can attend the funeral of an athlete or a prospective athlete (yes,