Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Ocean State University (OSU) will be staying at his brother’s house for Christmas. One of OSU’s NLI signees lives in the same town as the coach’s brother. Is it permissible for the coach to go see the signee at the signee’s house on Christmas Eve to say hello and happy holidays?
Please Note: Men’s Basketball is in a dead period from December 24-26.
Yes. NCAA Bylaw 13.02.5.2.2 states that a prospective student-athlete is no longer subject to the application of a dead period after one of the following events occurs: (Adopted: 1/16/10 effective 8/1/10, Revised: 1/15/11 effective 8/1/11, 1/19/13 effective 8/1/13, 11/25/13)
(a) The prospective student-athlete signs a National Letter of Intent (NLI) or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid; or
(b) The institution receives a financial deposit in response to the institution’s offer of admission.