College baseball players are often drafted players that elect to attend school rather than jump straight into the minor leagues. In that timeframe, many have ‘unpaid advisers’ that gauge their status for free with hopes of securing a contract when the right time comes.
Oftentimes, however, some official work can be done, which jeopardizes the player’s amateur eligibility. For example, Albert Minnis, a Wichita State freshman, is currently serving a 30-game suspension for this.
The Associated Press looks into the NCAA’s stance on this issue and the rule changes it is considering.