THIS ITEM IS SPECIFIC TO DIVISION I ONLY
The men’s soccer coaches are planning out the team travel schedule for their away from home competitions. Which of the following is true?
A. The team may not depart campus more than 48 hours prior to the competition
B. The team may not depart campus more than 36 hours prior to the competition
C. The team may not depart campus more than 24 hours prior to the competition
D. There is no longer a departure restriction for student-athletes traveling to an away from home competition
The answer is D. NCAA Bylaw 16.8.1 states that an institution may provide actual and necessary expenses to a student-athlete to represent the institution in practice and competition (including expenses for activities/travel that are incidental to practice or competition). In order to receive competition-related expenses, the student-athlete must be eligible for competition.
With the adoption of RWG-16-7, an institution may use its discretion when providing expenses, including incidental expenses, in accordance with institutional policies, whether for competition or for noncompetitive events.
This legislation has an 8/1/13 effective date.