Hook Shot is a basketball student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU). Hook is going to serve as a student host this weekend for a recruit visiting campus. How much money can OSU provide per day to Hook for entertaining the prospect?
The answer is B. NCAA Bylaw 184.108.40.206 states that the student host must be either a current student-athlete or a student designated in a manner consistent with the institution’s policy for providing campus visits or tours to prospective students in general. The institution may provide the following to a student host entertaining a prospective student-athlete: [R] (Revised: 10/28/97, 11/1/00, 8/5/04)
(a) A maximum of $40 for each day of the visit to cover all actual costs of entertaining the student host(s) and the prospective student-athlete (and the prospective student-athlete’s parents, legal guardians or spouse), excluding the cost of meals and admission to campus athletics events. The cost of entertainment of the institution’s athletics department staff members who accompany the prospective student-athlete is also excluded. If an athletics department staff member serves as the prospective student-athlete’s host, his or her entertainment costs must be included in the entertainment allowance. The entertainment allowance may not be used for the purchase of souvenirs, such as T-shirts or other institutional mementos. It is permissible to provide the student host with an additional $20 per day for each additional prospective student-athlete the host entertains; (Revised: 1/10/90 effective 8/1/90, 1/9/96 effective 8/1/96, 5/12/05, 4/27/06, 4/26/12 effective 8/1/12)
(b) Complimentary meals, provided the student host is accompanying the prospective student-athlete during the prospective student-athlete’s official visit; and (Adopted: 1/10/92, Revised: 2/23/09)
(c) Complimentary admissions to campus athletics events, provided the student host is accompanying the prospective student-athlete to the events during the prospective student-athlete’s official visit. (Revised: 2/23/09)
PLEASE NOTE: The allowance permitted increased from $30 to $40 a day with the adoption of NCAA Proposal 2011-40. This piece of legislation became effective 8/1/12.