Lucky Larry is an athletic department staff member at New England University. Lucky and some of his friends decided to place a small bet for the Super bowl this weekend. Since Lucky’s institution does not sponsor football, he thought it was permissible to place the bet.
Is it permissible for Larry to bet on the Super bowl?
No. NCAA Bylaw 10.3.1 states that the prohibition against sports wagering applies to any institutional practice or any competition (intercollegiate, amateur or professional) in a sport in which the Association conducts championship competition, in bowl subdivision football and in emerging sports for women. (Adopted: 4/26/07 effective 8/1/07)
NCAA Bylaw 10.3 states that the following individuals shall not knowingly participate in sports wagering activities or provide information to individuals involved in or associated with any type of sports wagering activities concerning intercollegiate, amateur or professional athletics competition: (Adopted: 4/26/07 effective 8/1/07)
(a) Staff members of an institution’s athletics department;
(b) Nonathletics department staff members who have responsibilities within or over the athletics department (e.g., chancellor or president, faculty athletics representative, individual to whom athletics reports);
(c) Staff members of a conference office; and
Mid Fielder is a soccer prospect that is going to sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI) with Ocean State University (OSU) during the February NLI signing period. If Mid signs the NLI on the morning of February 4th, is he permitted to take an official visit at OSU later that day and attend a home basketball game at 9pm?
Yes. NCAA Bylaw 13.02.5.5.2 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.
Ocean State University men’s basketball team was scheduled to play Mid-East University last night. Due to inclement weather, the game was canceled an hour before tipoff. As long as the student-athletes did not participate in any countable athletically related activities, can the team use that day as its required day off? Yes. NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199.2 states that when an institution’s competition is canceled prior to the start of competition or canceled prior to the competition being considered a completed event in accordance with the playing rules of that sport, an institution may use that day as its required day off, provided the institution does not engage in any further countable athletically related activities during that day. (Adopted: 1/16/93)
Conferences form coalition to improve student-athlete experience
A group of 32 college athletic conferences announced Thursday the creation of a coalition hoping to protect and improve the student-athlete experience.
The coalition, which will be named the “Coalition to Protect the Student-Athlete Experience,” will aim to bolster the current benefits that student-athletes receive through communication and input on improvement.
Here is the full release provided by the coalition:Faced with potential changes that could impact universities of all sizes in all regions of the country, a group of 32 conferences today announced the creation of a coalition designed to protect and improve the student-athlete experience.The coalition includes all conferences of all sizes throughout Division I. The coalition will serve as a loosely knit forum for the conferences to join together to communicate the many benefits student-athletes receive and to provide input on ways to continuously improve the student-athlete experience.”For generations, college athletics have been a crucial part of the educational experience. Thanks to the way college sports are run, student-athletes gain an education, learn skills, and have opportunities in life. But today, those benefits are being challenged,” said Craig Thompson, the commissioner of the Mountain West Conference.
One of the Ocean State University women’s soccer coaches would like to earn some extra money during the off-season by officiating games in the area. Is this permissible even if some of the games include prospect aged participants?
Yes. NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52 states that an institution’s coach may officiate competition that involves prospective student-athletes, provided the competition is regularly scheduled under the authority of an outside sports organization.