NEW LEGISLATION 2013-14
AGENDA • Article 11: Conduct and Employment of Athletics Personnel • Article 12: Amateurism • Article 13: Recruiting • Article 14: Eligibility • Article 16: Award, Benefits and Expenses • Article 17: Playing and Practice Seasons • Article 19: Enforcement • Article 20: Division Membership
Ethical Conduct-IAWP-MBB 220.127.116.11 Application-A violation of 11.4.2: -Individual associated with PSA is employed and at time of employment: -SA enrolled the previous two years -PSA enrolls within two years *Application of violations
Ethical Conduct 11.6 Scouting of Opponents 11.6.1 Off-Campus, In-Person Scouting Prohibition 18.104.22.168 Exception—Double-Header Events or Tournaments -In-person scouting of future opponents (in same season) prohibited -May scout future opponents participating in same tournament/double-header event at same site *Now applied to all sports (streamlined)
Ethical Conduct • 11.7.4 Limitations on Number of Coaches and Off-Campus Recruiters. • Number of permissible coaches unchanged • No limit on how many can be off campus recruiting at one time
Amateurism • 22.214.171.124.4.4 Expenses from an Outside Sponsor. -Member of a team may receive actual and necessary expenses for competition and practice held in preparation for such competition from an outside sponsor (e.g., team, neighbor, business) other than an agent or a representative of an institution’s athletics interests; and after initial full-time enrollment, other than a professional sports organization. -Not a member of a team) may receive actual and necessary expenses associated with an athletics event and practice immediately preceding the event, from an outside sponsor (e.g., neighbor, business) other than an agent or a representative of an institution’s athletics interests (and, after initial full-time collegiate enrollment, other than a professional sports organization). • 126.96.36.199.4.4.1 Expenses Prior to Full-Time Collegiate Enrollment—Professional Sports Organization. -Prior to full-time collegiate enrollment, an individual may accept up to actual and necessary expenses for competition and practice held in preparation for such competition from a professional sports organization that sponsors the event.
Amateurism • 188.8.131.52.4.4.2 Expenses/Benefits Related to Olympic Games. • Members of an Olympic team may receive all nonmonetary benefits and awards provided to members of an Olympic team beyond actual and necessary expenses and any other item or service for which it can be demonstrated that the same benefit is available to all members of that nation’s Olympic team or the specific sport Olympic team.
Amateurism • 184.108.40.206 Exceptions to Amateurism Rule. • 220.127.116.11.1 Exception for Prize Money Based on Performance—Sports Other Than Tennis • An individual may accept prize money based on his or her place finish or performance in an athletics event. • May not exceed actual and necessary expenses and may be provided only by the sponsor of the event. • Calculation of actual and necessary expenses shall not include the expenses or fees of anyone other than the individual. • 18.104.22.168.2 Exception for Prize Money—Tennis. • 22.214.171.124.2.1 Prior to Full-Time Collegiate Enrollment. - Prior to full-time collegiate enrollment, may accept up to $10,000 per calendar year in prize money based on place finish or performance. -May be provided only by the sponsor of an event. -May receive additional (Above the $10,000) prize money on a per-event basis, provided such prize money does not exceed the individual’s actual and necessary expenses. • 126.96.36.199.2.2 After Initial Full-Time Collegiate Enrollment. -May accept prize money based on his or her place finish or performance in an athletics event. -May not exceed actual and necessary expenses and may be provided only by the sponsor of the event. • 188.8.131.52.3 Exception for Payment Based on Team Performance. -May accept payment from his or her amateur team or the sponsor of the event based on his or her team’s place finish or performance, or given on an incentive basis (e.g., bonus), provided the combination of such payments and expenses provided to the individual does not exceed his or her actual and necessary expenses to participate on the team.
Amateurism • 184.108.40.206.7 Exception for Training Expenses. An individual (prospective or enrolled student-athlete) may receive actual and necessary expenses [including grants, but not prize money, whereby the recipient has qualified for the grant based on his or her performance in a specific event(s)] to cover development training, coaching, facility usage, equipment, apparel, supplies, comprehensive health insurance, travel, room and board without jeopardizing the individual’s eligibility for intercollegiate athletics, provided such expenses are approved and provided directly by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), the appropriate national governing body in the sport (or, for international student-athletes, the equivalent organization of that nation) or a governmental entity. • 220.127.116.11.8 Exception for Benefits to Family Members—National Team Competition. A commercial company (other than a professional sports organization) or members of the local community may provide actual and necessary expenses for an individual’s family members to attend national team competition in which the student-athlete will participate. In additional, an individual’s family members may receive nonmonetary benefits provided to the family members of all national team members in conjunction with participation in national team competition. (See Bylaw 16.02.4.)
Amateurism • 18.104.22.168 National Team Practice and Competition. • A student-athlete may receive actual and necessary expenses and reasonable benefits associated with national team practice and competition (e.g., health insurance, broken-time payments). *Streamlined from previous rule
Recruiting • 13.02.5.5.2 Exception—Official or Unofficial Visit During Dead Period After Commitment. • PSA may make an officialor unofficial visit during a dead period after one of the following events occurs: • (a) The prospective student-athlete signs a National Letter of Intent (NLI) or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid; or • (b) The institution receives a financial deposit in response to the institution’s offer of admission.
Recruiting 13.02.12 Prospective Student-Athlete. -A prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. An individual remains a prospective student-athlete until one of the following occurs (whichever is earlier): (a) The individual officially registers and enrolls in a minimum full-time program of studies and attends classes in any term of a four-year collegiate institution’s regular academic year (excluding summer); (b) The individual participates in a regular squad practice or competition at a four- year collegiate institution that occurs before the beginning of any term; (c) The individual officially registers, enrolls and attends classes during the certifying institution’s summer term prior to his or her initial full-time enrollment at the certifying institution; or (d) The individual reports to an institutional orientation session that is open to all incoming students within 14 calendar days prior to the opening day of classes of a regular academic year term.
Recruiting • 22.214.171.124 Off-Campus Contacts or Evaluations. • Only those coaches who are identified by the institution, in accordance with Bylaws 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 and 11.7.4, may contact or evaluate prospective student-athletes off campus. Institutional staff members (e.g., faculty members) may contact prospective student-athletes for recruiting purposes in all sports, on campus, or within 30 miles of campus during the prospective student-athlete’s official visit.
Recruiting-BB • 184.108.40.206 Men’s Basketball. In men’s basketball, during the academic year, each institution shall be limited to seven recruiting opportunities (contacts and evaluations combined) per prospective student-athlete (see Bylaw 220.127.116.11). A contact made during an official visit per Bylaw 13.6 does not count as a recruiting opportunity. Men’s basketball staff members shall not exceed 130 recruiting-person days during the academic year. • 18.104.22.168 Women’s Basketball. In women’s basketball, during the academic year, each institution shall be limited to seven recruiting opportunities (contacts and evaluations combined) per prospective student-athlete (see Bylaw 22.214.171.124). A contact made during an official visit per Bylaw 13.6 does not count as a recruiting opportunity. Women’s basketball staff members shall not exceed 112 recruiting-person days during the academic year.
Recruiting • 126.96.36.199 Counting Contacts and Evaluations. • Evaluations that occur during the academic year count against the permissible number of recruiting opportunities • Except for evaluations that occur on the same day as a permissible contact.
Recruiting • 188.8.131.52 Prospective Student-Athlete’s Educational Institution. • Any staff member desiring to contact a prospective student-athlete at the prospective student-athlete’s high school, preparatory school or two-year college first shall obtain permission for such contact from that institution’s executive officer (or the executive officer’s authorized representative). Contact may be made only when such permission is granted and, in basketball (men and women), may not be made during the time of the day when classes are in session. Institutions also are bound by this provision when recruiting international prospective student-athletes.
Recruiting • 184.108.40.206 Evaluations in Team Sports. • In team sports, an institution shall use an evaluation for each prospective student-athlete participating in a practice or contest observed by the institution’s coach, except an evaluation that occurs on the same day as a permissible contact (see Bylaw 220.127.116.11). An institution’s coach who is attending an event in which prospective student-athletes from multiple educational institutions participate in drills (e.g., combine) shall use an evaluation only for each prospective student-athlete participating in the event that the coach observes engaging in the drills. In football, an observation that occurs during a permissible contact period shall count only as a contact per Bylaw 13.02.4.1.
Recruiting • 18.104.22.168 Coaches’ Involvement in Local Sports Clubs—No Requirement to Count Evaluations. • A coaching staff member is not required to count evaluations for any observations of prospective student-athletes that occur while he or she is participating in permissible activities and acting on behalf of a local sports club (e.g., coaching or instructional activities, scouting future opponents).
Recruiting • 22.214.171.124 Attendance Outside a Contact or Evaluation Period. • In sports with recruiting calendars (see Bylaw 13.17), a coach is not permitted to attend a banquet or meeting that is designed to recognize prospective student-athletes and that occurs outside a contact or evaluation period (or in men’s basketball, a recruiting period), unless the coach has been asked to speak at the function.
Recruiting • 126.96.36.199.2 Exception—Electronic Transmissions After Commitment. • There shall be no limit on the forms and no restrictions on the publicity of electronically transmitted correspondence sent to a prospective student-athlete (or the prospective student-athlete’s relatives or legal guardians) after one of the following events occurs • (a) The prospective student-athlete signs a National Letter of Intent (NLI) or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid; or • (b) The institution receives a financial deposit in response to the institution’s offer of admission.
Recruiting • 188.8.131.52.4 Exception—Electronic Correspondence Regarding Institutional Camp or Clinic Logistical Issues • Basketball. In basketball, electronic correspondence to an individual (or his or her parents, legal guardians, relatives or coach) that relates solely to institutional camp or clinic logistical issues (e.g., missing registration information) is not subject to the restrictions on recruiting materials, provided the correspondence does not contain recruiting language and no solicitation of particular individuals to attend a camp or clinic occurs.
Recruiting • 184.108.40.206 Visit to Off-Campus Contest. • An institution may not provide a prospective student-athlete with transportation to attend an off-campus contest outside a 30-mile radius of the member institution’s main campus.
Recruiting • Official Visits • 220.127.116.11.6 Exception—Head Coaching Change. • In baseball, basketball and football, an institution may provide additional official visits (up to 25 percent of the limitation for the particular sport) after a new head coach is hired, provided the previous head coach used 75 percent or more of the official visits permitted for that academic year. *Eliminated the waiver statement
Recruiting • 18.104.22.168.2 Lodging in the Locale of the Institution Before Visit. • A prospective student-athlete may receive lodging in the locale of the institution without beginning the 48-hour period if the prospective student-athlete arrives in the locale too late to begin the official visit that day. In sports other than basketball, such expenses may not be provided for any other individual who is accompanying the prospective student-athlete on the official visit (e.g., parents, spouse) before the start of the 48-hour period, including the cost of additional occupants in the same room, if applicable. In basketball, an institution may provide such expenses for a prospective student-athlete’s parents or legal guardians (expenses for up to two people) without beginning the 48-hour period.
Recruiting-MBB • 22.214.171.124 Individual Associated with a Prospective Student-Athlete—Men’s Basketball. • In men’s basketball, during a two-year period before a prospective student-athlete’s anticipated enrollment and a two-year period after the prospective student-athlete’s actual enrollment, an institution shall not employ (or enter into a contract for future employment with) an individual associated with the prospective student-athlete in any athletics department non-coaching staff position or in a strength and conditioning staff position. • 126.96.36.199.1 Application. A violation of Bylaw 188.8.131.52 occurs if an individual associated with a prospective student-athlete (see Bylaw 13.02.17) is employed by the institution and, at the time of employment, a student-athlete who enrolled at the institution in the previous two years (and remains enrolled at the institution) was a prospective student-athlete by which the individual meets the definition of an individual associated with a prospective student-athlete. A violation of Bylaw 184.108.40.206 also occurs if an individual associated with a prospective student-athlete is employed and, within two years after such employment, a prospective student-athlete by which the individual meets the definition of an individual associated with a prospective student-athlete enrolls as a full-time student in a regular academic term at the institution. In either case, the student-athlete becomes ineligible for intercollegiate competition unless eligibility is restored by the Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement.
Recruiting • 13.10.2 Publicity Before Commitment. • 220.127.116.11 Comments Before Commitment. • Before the signing of a prospective student-athlete to a National Letter of Intent or an institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid or before the institution receives his or her financial deposit in response to its offer of admission, a member institution may comment publicly only to the extent of confirming its recruitment of the prospective student-athlete. The institution may not comment generally about the prospective student-athlete’s ability or the contribution that the prospective student-athlete might make to the institution’s team; further, the institution is precluded from commenting in any manner as to the likelihood of the prospective student-athlete committing to or signing with that institution. • 18.104.22.168.1 Evaluations for Media, Recruiting Services. • Athletics department staff members shall not evaluate or rate a prospective student-athlete for news media, scouting services or recruiting services. • * Eliminated (prior to the prospective student-athlete’s signed acceptance of the institution’s written offer of admission as a student and/ or written tender of financial assistance to be provided upon the prospective student-athlete’s enrollment)
Recruiting • 22.214.171.124 Photograph of Prospective Student-Athlete. • It is permissible for an institution to photograph a prospective student-athlete during a campus visit to be used in the institution’s permissible publicity and promotional activities (e.g., press release, media guide), but the photograph may not be provided to the prospective student-athlete. • Eliminated(It is permissible for an institution to use a prospective student-athlete’s photograph in printed institutional items (e.g., season-ticket brochure) that promote a sport’s season in which the prospective student-athlete will participate as a student-athlete, provided the prospective student-athlete has signed a National Letter of Intent or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid and the prospective student-athlete’s name or photograph is not used in any promotional items that involve the purchase or receipt of commercial advertising (e.g., season-ticket advertisement in newspapers or on a billboard)
Recruiting • 13.10.3 Publicity After Commitment. • There are no restrictions on publicity related to a prospective student-athlete after he or she has signed a National Letter of Intent or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid or after the institution has received his or her financial deposit in response to its offer of admission, except as set forth in Bylaw 13.10.1.
Recruiting-BB • 126.96.36.199 Voluntary Summer Conditioning—Basketball. • In basketball, a prospective student-athlete may engage in voluntary summer workouts conducted by an institution’s strength and conditioning coach with department-wide duties and may receive workout apparel (on an issuance and retrieval basis), provided he or she has signed a National Letter of Intent. *Eliminated (Is enrolled in the institution’s summer term prior to the student’s initial full-time enrollment at the certifying institution (see Bylaw 13.2.7). [A prospective student-athlete eligible to participate pursuant to this provision may do so only during the period of an institution’s summer term or terms (opening day of classes through last day of final exams) in which he or she is enrolled)
Recruiting • 188.8.131.52.1.1 Exception—Employment After Commitment. • An institution may employ a prospective student-athlete in a camp or clinic, provided he or she has signed a National Letter of Intent or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid or the institution has received his or her financial deposit in response to its offer of admission. Compensation may be paid only for work actually performed and at a rate commensurate with the going rate in the locality for similar services. Such compensation may not include any remuneration for value or utility that the student-athlete may have for the employer because of the publicity, reputation, fame or personal following that he or she has obtained because of athletics ability. A prospective student-athlete who only lectures or demonstrates at a camp/clinic may not receive compensation for his or her appearance at the camp/clinic.
Recruiting • Camp/Clinic Employment • 184.108.40.206 Student-Athletes. • A student-athlete may be employed in any sports camp or clinic, provided compensation is provided pursuant to the criteria of Bylaw 12.4.1. A student-athlete who only lectures or demonstrates at a camp/clinic may not receive compensation for his or her appearance at the camp/clinic. • *Eliminated (The student-athlete must perform duties that are of a general supervisory character in addition to any coaching or officiating assignments; and compensation provided to the student-athlete shall be commensurate with the going rate for camp or clinic counselors of like teaching ability and camp or clinic experience and may not be paid on the basis of the value that the student-athlete may have for the employer because of the athletics reputation or fame the student-athlete has achieved. It is not permissible to establish varying levels of compensation for a student-athlete employed in a sports camp or clinic based on the level of athletics skills of the student-athlete)
Recruiting • 13.14.3 Recruiting or Scouting Services. • 220.127.116.11 Basketball and Football. • In basketball and football, an institution may subscribe to a recruiting or scouting service involving prospective student-athletes, provided the institution does not purchase more than one annual subscription to a particular service and the service: • (a) Is made available to all institutions desiring to subscribe and at the same fee rate for all subscribers; • (b) Publicly identifies all applicable rates; • (c) Disseminates information (e.g., reports, profiles) about prospective student-athletes at least four times per calendar year; • (d) Publicly identifies the geographical scope of the service (e.g., local, regional, national) and reflects broad-based coverage of the geographical area in the information it disseminates; • (e) Provides individual analysis beyond demographic information or rankings for each prospective student-athletein the information it disseminates; (f ) Provides access to samples or previews of the information it disseminates before purchase of a subscription; and • (g) Provides information regarding each prospective student-athlete in a standardized format that ensures consistent distribution to all subscribers. Live or individualized oral reports do not satisfy this requirement.
Recruiting • 18.104.22.168 Sports Other Than Basketball and Football. • In sports other than basketball and football, an institution may subscribe to a recruiting or scouting service involving prospective student-athletes, provided the service is made available to all institutions desiring to subscribe and at the same fee rate for all subscribers. The service must also provide information regarding each prospective student-athlete in a standardized format that ensures consistent distribution to all subscribers. (Live or individualized oral reports do not satisfy this requirement.) An institution is permitted to subscribe to a service that provides scholastic and/or non-scholastic video. The institution may not contract with a service in advance to have a particular contest recorded or provided.
Recruiting • 13.18 BaskietballlEventCertification. • In basketball, in order for an event (e.g., camp, league, tournament or festival) to be certified, a certification application form must be submitted each year to the NCAA national office 45 days before the start of the event. An event review form for each event also must be submitted to the national office not later than three months after the event sessions. The following criteria must be met by each event in order to be certified: • (a) Admissions fees charged to all event participants must be similar; • (b) No air or ground transportation or other gifts or inducements shall be provided to the event participants or their coaches or relatives; • (c) A prospective student-athlete who attends an NCAA certified event shall not retain any athletics equipment or apparel provided for his use at the event other than an event T-shirt. All other apparel (e.g., shoes or shorts) may be retained only if the prospective student-athlete is charged the normal retail value of such items (as opposed to the event’s cost in purchasing the items); • (d) Compensation provided to event personnel shall be commensurate with the going rate for event personnel of like teaching ability and event experience; • (e) The event shall include a comprehensive educational session presented in-person or in a video format that includes a review of regulations related to initial-eligibility standards, gambling, agents and drug use; • (f ) Neither the event nor any participating team shall have on its staff or as a participant any individual who has been found guilty or pleaded guilty in a court of law for having been involved in sports bribery, point shaving or game fixing; • (g) The event shall not be conducted in a venue where sports wagering on intercollegiate athletics is permitted, or on property sponsored by an establishment that permits sport wagering on intercollegiate athletics or is branded with signage for such an establishment; • (h) No individual or agency involved in the marketing of any individual’s athletics reputation or ability (including an employee of an agent or anyone associated with an agent in his or her capacity of marketing any individual’s athletics reputation or ability) shall be associated in any capacity with the event (or any team participating in the event); • (i) The event (and any team participating in the event) may not receive financial support from any individual or agency involved in marketing any individual’s athletics reputation or ability or any representatives of an NCAA member institution’s athletics interests that is assisting or has assisted in the recruiting process; • (j) Individuals involved in coaching activities and in operating or managing the event must have been approved in accordance with guidelines established by the NCAA basketball certification staff; • (k) Participants on nonscholastic teams must be legal residents of the state in which the team is located or a geographically adjoining state and not more than a total of three prospective student-athletes from adjoining states may participate on any one nonscholastic team; • (l) A participant may receive an award, provided the cost of the award is included in the participant’s entry fee; • (m) In men’s basketball, qualified medical personnel must be present at the event. In women’s basketball, qualified medical personnel must be present at summer events; • (n) Athletically related activities are precluded prior to 8 a.m. and the last athletically related activity may not begin later than 10 p.m. In men’s basketball, April events may not begin before 6 p.m. on Friday and must conclude not later than 4 p.m. on Sunday; • (o) Prospective student-athletes may participate in not more than five games over a rolling two-day period and in not more than three games on any one day; • (p) The price of event packets and the price of admission to the event must be listed on the event certification application and the prices must be made available to coaches prior to their arrival at the event; and • (q) The event operator must provide proof of accident medical insurance coverage for event participants.
Recruiting • 13.18.1 Exceptions. An exception to Bylaw 13.18-(k) • May apply pursuant to the following circumstances, which must be verified by the NCAA national office: • (a) A prospective student-athlete who is not an international prospective student-athlete or a student attending and living at a boarding school or two-year college shall establish and maintain a legal residence for a minimum of three months prior to participation in a certified event; • (b) A prospective student-athlete may be considered a legal resident of the state in which his or her legal guardian resides, provided the legal guardianship is established in a court of law, the prospective student-athlete resides with the guardian and the guardianship is permanent. In addition, the prospective student-athlete shall establish and maintain such residence for a minimum of three months prior to participation in a certified event; • (c) If a prospective student-athlete provides documentation to show that state residency requirements have been met even though he or she has not maintained residency in the state for the minimum period of three months, the prospective student-athlete may be considered a resident of the state; • (d) An international prospective student-athlete may be considered a legal resident of the state in which his or her host family resides, provided the prospective student-athlete is a participant in an official educational exchange program; • (e) An international prospective student-athlete who is not a participant in an official educational exchange program may be considered a legal resident of the state in which his or her host family resides if the prospective student-athlete attended high school in the locale of the host family’s residence for a minimum of one academic year; • (f ) A prospective student-athlete who attended and lived at a boarding school or two-year college for a minimum of one academic year may be considered a legal resident of the state in which the educational institution is located; or • (g) If a nonscholastic team that includes prospective student-athletes from a metropolitan area located on a state border, the team may include more than three team members from adjoining states, provided each additional participant resides within the metropolitan area.
Eligibility • 22.214.171.124.1 Practice Prior to Initial Enrollment. • A student-athlete may practice during the official vacation period immediately preceding initial enrollment, provided the student has been accepted by the institution for enrollment in a regular, full-time program of studies at the time of the individual’s initial participation; is no longer enrolled in the previous educational institution; and is eligible under all institutional and NCAA requirements. • 126.96.36.199.1.1 Prohibited Practice Activities. • A prospective student-athlete shall not engage in any practice activities (e.g., review of playbook, chalk talk, film review) with a coaching staff member prior to his or her enrollment. A prospective student-athlete who has signed a National Letter of Intent or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid, or has submitted a financial deposit to the institution in response to the institution’s offer of admission shall not observe an institution’s off-field or off-court practice session (e.g., meeting, film review) that is closed to the general public. A prospective student-athlete may observe an institution’s on-field or on-court practice session (including a session that is closed to the general public), regardless of whether he or she has signed a National Letter of Intent or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid, or has submitted a financial deposit to the institution in response to the institution’s offer of admission.
Eligibility • 188.8.131.52.1.3 Final Semester/Quarter. • A student-athlete may compete while enrolled in less than a minimum full-time program of studies, provided the student is enrolled in the final semester or quarter of the baccalaureate program and the institution certifies that the student is carrying (for credit) the courses necessary to complete degree requirements. The student granted eligibility under this provision shall be eligible for any postseason event that begins within 60 days following said semester or quarter, provided the student has not exhausted the five years for completion of the individual’s maximum permissible number of seasons of eligibility (see Bylaw 14.2). Thereafter, the student shall forfeit eligibility in all sports, unless the student completes all degree requirements during that semester or quarter and is eligible to receive the baccalaureate diploma on the institution’s next degree-granting date. • *Eliminated statement concerning waivers
Eligibility • Qualifier • 184.108.40.206.1 Exception—Early Academic Certification. • A student-athlete shall be certified as a qualifier, provided he or she has achieved the following academic criteria: • (a) A minimum combined score on the SAT critical reading and math sections of 900 or a minimum sum score on the ACT of 75, per the requirements of Bylaw 220.127.116.11; and • (b) A core-course grade-point average of 3.000 or higher (based on a maximum of 4.000) in a minimum of 14 core courses on completion of six semesters (or the equivalent). The 14 core courses shall include three core courses in English, two in mathematics, two in natural or physical science (including at least one laboratory course, if offered), two additional core courses in English, mathematics, or natural or physical science and five additional core courses in any NCAA core area. The record of the courses and course grades must be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center using either an official high school transcript forwarded directly from the high school or a high school transcript forwarded by an institution’s admissions office.
Eligibility • 18.104.22.168 Outside Competition—Non-qualifier. • A non-qualifier may participate in the institution’s intramural program (provided the intramural team is not coached by a member of the institution’s athletics department staff), but during the first year of enrollment [including an institution’s term-time official vacation periods (e.g., midterm break, Labor Day weekend) and between terms when classes are not in session (e.g., winter break)], such an individual is not permitted to practice or compete on an institutional club team or on an outside sports team, including a national team.
Eligibility • 22.214.171.124 Participation Prior to Certification. • If a student-athlete reports for athletics participation before his or her qualification status has been certified, the student may practice, but not compete, during a 45-day period, provided the student meets all other requirements to be eligible to practice. An institution shall not provide athletically related financial aid to the student during this period. After the 45-day period, the student shall have established minimum requirements (as certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center) to continue practicing or to compete and receive athletically related financial aid. *Recruited, as well as non-recruited student-athletes
Eligibility • 126.96.36.199.7 Participation Prior to Certification. • If a two-year college transfer student reports for athletics participation before the student’s high school or two-year college academic record has been certified, the student may practice, but not compete, during a 45-day period, provided the student meets all other requirements to be eligible to practice. An institution shall not provide athletically related financial aid to the student during this period unless he or she has established the minimum requirements to receive such aid. After the 45-day period, the student shall have established minimum requirements as a transfer student to continue practicing or to compete and receive athletically related financial aid. *Recruited, as well as non-recruited student-athletes
Eligibility • Outside Competition • 188.8.131.52 National-Team Criteria. • In applying the regulation permitting exceptions for student-athletes to participate during the institution’s intercollegiate season in international competition involving national teams represented in the competition, a national team is defined as one that meets the following criteria: • (a) It is designated by the U.S. Olympic Committee, national governing body or other organizations recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee (or, for student-athletes representing another nation, the equivalent organization of that nation, or, for student-athletes competing in a non-Olympic sport, the equivalent organization in that sport); • (b) Selection for such a team is made on a national qualification basis either through a defined selective process or actual tryouts, publicly announced; and • (c) The international competition in question requires that the entries officially represent their respective nations, although it is not necessary to require team scoring by nation.
Eligibility • 14.6.4 (a) Summer League-Basketball. • A student-athlete may compete during the period between June 15 and August 31 or the institution’s opening day of classes (see Bylaw 17.02.11.3), whichever comes earlier, on a team in a league certified per Bylaw 184.108.40.206, provided the student-athlete has received written permission from the institution’s athletics director (or the director’s official representative) prior to participation in the league. If the student-athlete is transferring and has been officially accepted for enrollment in a second institution, and if the previous institution certifies that the student has withdrawn and does not intend to return to that institution for the next term, this written permission is to be obtained from the member institution to which the student-athlete is transferring. Under such circumstances, the student-athlete does not count on the summer leagueroster as a representative of either institution unless he or she has enrolled and attended classes during the certifying institution’s summer term.
Awards, Benefits & Expenses • 16.02.3 Extra Benefit. • An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or representative of the institution’s athletics interests to provide a student-athlete or the student-athlete family member or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. Receipt of a benefit by student-athletes or their family members or friends is not a violation of NCAA legislation if it is demonstrated that the same benefit is generally available to the institution’s students or their family members or friends or to a particular segment of the student-body (e.g., international students, minority students) determined on a basis unrelated to athletics ability. • 16.02.4 Family Member. • For purposes of Bylaw 16, a family member is an individual with any of the following relationships to a student-athlete: spouse, parent or legal guardian, child, sibling, grandparent, domestic partner or any individual whose close association with the student-athlete is the practical equivalent of a family relationship.
Awards, Benefits & Expenses • 220.127.116.11 Awards Received for Participation While Not Representing the Institution. • Awards received by an individual for participation in competition while not representing the institution shall conform to the rules of the amateur sports organization that governs the competition, but may not include cash (or cash equivalents) that exceeds actual and necessary expenses (see Bylaw 18.104.22.168). • 22.214.171.124 Awards Received for Participation While Representing the Institution. • The awards limitations of Bylaw 16.1 apply to awards received by a student-athlete for participation in competition while representing his or her institution. Such awards may not include cash or cash equivalents, gift certificates or gift cards that are redeemable for cash (original amount or any balance thereof), or a country club or sports club membership. • Language simplified
Awards, Benefits & Expenses • 126.96.36.199 Participation Awards. • Awards for participation in intercollegiate athletics may be presented each year, limited in value and number as specified in Figure 16-1. Awards for participation in special events may be provided only to student-athletes eligible to participate in the competition. *Eliminated the timing of the award
Awards, Benefits & Expenses • 188.8.131.52.2 Special Event Participation Awards Based on Level of Achievement. • Special event participation awards may include awards that are based on a level of achievement (e.g., all-tournament award, finalist award, place-finish award) in the event, provided the awards are uniform within each level and the combined value of all awards received for participation in the particular type of special event (e.g., conference championship; other established meets, tournaments and featured individual competition) does not exceed the maximum permissible value of such awards (see Figure 16-1).
Awards, Benefits & Expenses • 16.1.7 Expenses to Receive Non-institutional Awards. • A conference, an institution, the U.S. Olympic Committee, a national governing body (or the international equivalents) or the awarding agency may provide actual and necessary expenses for a student-athlete to receive a non-institutional award or recognition for athletics or academic accomplishments. Actual and necessary expenses may be provided for the student-athlete’s family members to attend the recognition event or awards presentation.
Awards, Benefits & Expenses • 184.108.40.206.2 Complimentary Admissions to an Institution’s Home Contest Honoring a Student-Athlete. • An institution may provide a maximum of four complimentary admissions to a student-athlete for an institution’s game or event during which a student-athlete is being honored but not participating, provided such complimentary admissions are used by the student-athlete’s family members.
Awards, Benefits & Expenses • 220.127.116.11 Professional Sports Tickets. • An institution or any representative of its athletics interests may not purchase or otherwise obtain tickets to a professional sports event and make these tickets available to student-athletesenrolled in an NCAA member institution. Such a gift of tickets would represent an unacceptable extra benefit. Professional sports tickets may be provided as entertainment in conjunction with practice or competition.