Two local men’s basketball recruits signed NLIs with Ocean State University (OSU) earlier this week. They will be attending OSU’s home opener on Saturday, and the OSU staff would like to have them introduced during the game.
FACT OR FICTION
1. OSU can use social media to publicize the signees’ visit to campus for the game. FACT
2. OSU can have the signees introduced during the game as long as the media and/or the coaches are not with the signees during the introduction. FACT
3. OSU can allow the signees to sit in special seating along the court during the game. FICTION
NCAA Bylaw 13.10.3– states that there are no restrictions on publicity related to a prospective student-athlete after he or she has signed a National Letter of Intent or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid or after the institution has received his or her financial deposit in response to its offer of admission, except as set forth in Bylaw 13.10.1. [D] (Revised: 1/14/97, 4/29/04 effective 8/1/04, 8/25/04, 1/19/13 effective 8/1/13)
Jennifer M. Condaras
BIG EAST Conference
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