The men’s basketball coaching staff at Ocean State University will be attending a celebratory function on the night of the initial National Letter of Intent (NLI) signing day for the early period. Boosters, fans and members of the media will also be in attendance. Is the coaching staff allowed to comment on the prospective student-athletes that have signed NLIs with Ocean State University?
Yes. NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52 states that coaching staff members may attend functions designed to celebrate the institution’s signees in the applicable sport and may discuss prospective student-athletes who have signed commitments to attend the institution, including discussions with working media, provided the institution previously has released communications of the prospective student-athletes’ commitments to attend the institution to media outlets. (Adopted: 1/14/08)