Daily Compliance Item 7/19/13- NIT vs. NCAA Championships

From an NCAA legislative standpoint, is the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) considered an NCAA Championship?

 

No.  NCAA Staff Interpretation- 7/8/13- Distinction between National Invitation Tournament and NCAA Championships (I) – states that for purposes of applying NCAA legislation, the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is not an NCAA championship.

Every year institutions have questions on how to apply NCAA legislation and/or interpretations when their student-athletes are participating in the NIT.  Although the interpretation is brief, below are the many bylaw references to which the interp will apply.

 

[References: NCAA Division I Bylaws 13.1.8.4 (NCAA promotional activities exception); 14.1.7.2.1.3.1 (exception-quarter institution); 14.1.9 (change in eligibility status); 14.5.1.4 (eligibility for championship in progress); 16.6.1.1 (expenses for spouse/children to postseason football game or NCAA championship); 16.8.1.2.1.1 (exceptions); 16.8.1.5.1 (general rule); 16.8.1.6 (incidental expenses at NCAA championships, national governing body championships in emerging sports and bowl games); 17.1.6.6.2.1 (exception — championship practice); 17.1.6.6.3.1 (exceptions); 17.1.7 (general regulations for computing playing seasons applicable to all sports); 17.2.5.3 (annual exemptions); 17.3.4 (annual exemptions); 17.3.5.3 (annual exemptions); 17.4.5.3 (annual exemptions); 17.5.5.3 (annual exemptions); 17.7.5.2 (annual exemptions); 17.8.5.3 (annual exemptions); 17.9.5.2 (annual exemptions); 17.10.5.2 (annual exemptions); 17.11.5.2 (annual exemptions); 17.12.5.3 (annual exemptions); 17.13.5.3 (annual exemptions); 17.14.5.3 (annual exemptions); 17.15.5.3 (annual exemptions); 17.18.5.3 (annual exemptions); 17.19.5.3 (annual exemptions); 17.20.5.3 (annual exemptions); 17.21.5.3 (annual exemptions); 17.22.5.3 (annual exemptions); 17.24.9 (annual exemptions); 17.25.5.3 (annual exemptions); 17.26.5.3 (annual exemptions); and Figure 16-1]

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