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NCAA looking at playing-with-pros rules

Updated: October 20, 2009, 9:07 PM ET
By Tom Farrey | ESPN

Momentum is building to allow coaches in most NCAA sports to recruit some athletes from professional teams, according to the head of an NCAA committee that has proposed the major rule change.

Michael Rogers, chair of the NCAA Division I Amateurism Cabinet, told ESPN that coaches associations have lined up behind his group's recommendation to open college sports to prospects who come up through clubs that include professional athletes, but didn't receive salaries.

It is a move ...

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