Ima Baller is a former basketball student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU). Ima exhausted his eligibility three years ago and has been playing in the NBA. Ima will be in town visiting with the coaches next week and would like to participate in a few practices with the team. Is it permissible for Ima to practice?
Yes with conditions. NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52.6 states that a former student at the certifying institution (e.g., former student-athlete) may participate in an organized practice session on an occasional basis, provided the institution does not publicize the participation of the former student at any time before the practice session. (Adopted: 3/3/11)