Daily Compliance Item- 12/12/12- Married Student-Athletes

With many people getting married today, 12/12/12…


End A. Round is a football student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU).  OSU will be playing in a bowl game on January 4th, so the student-athletes are permitted to go home for a week before resuming practice and traveling to the bowl site.  While at home, End will be getting married.  Is it permissible for OSU to provide End’s wife with actual and necessary expenses to attend the bowl game?

Yes.  NCAA Bylaw states that the institution may provide the cost of actual and necessary expenses (e.g., transportation, lodging, meals and expenses associated with team entertainment functions) for the spouse and children of an eligible student-athlete to accompany the student-athlete to a postseason football game or an NCAA football championship in which the student-athlete is a participant, and in other sports, to one round (conducted at the site) of any NCAA championship in which the student-athlete is a participant.

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