The softball coaches at Ocean State University (OSU) are planning their phone calls to senior recruits for the remainder of the month. Since the recruiting calendar for softball will be a contact period, which of the following is true?
A. The OSU coaches may make unlimited phone calls to senior recruits.
B. The OSU coaches may make phone calls once per week to senior recruits.
C. The OSU coaches are not permitted to make phone calls to senior recruits during the month of September.
D. None of the above is true.
The answer is A. NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52.1 states that in baseball, cross country/track and field, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, women’s sand volleyball, softball and women’s volleyball, telephone calls to an individual (or his or her relatives or legal guardians) may not be made before July 1 following the completion of his or her junior year in high school, or the opening day of classes of his or her senior year in high school (as designated by the high school), whichever is earlier. Thereafter, such telephone calls shall be limited to once per week outside a contact period, but may be made at the institution’s discretion during a contact period.