Forward Progress is going to graduate from high school in December and will enroll at Ocean State University (OSU) during the 2013 spring semester. OSU is playing in a bowl game that that will occur after the spring semester begins. Can OSU provide expenses for Forward to attend the bowl game?
No. NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52 states that in bowl subdivision football, an institution may not provide expenses (e.g., travel, room and board, entertainment, incidental expenses, etc.) to a student-athlete who is a midyear enrollee (freshman or transfer) for participation in a postseason bowl game that occurs before or during the student-athlete’s initial term of full-time enrollment at the institution.