The Ocean State University (OSU) football team will be participating in a bowl game this year that will be played after the start of the spring 2016 term.
True or False?
OSU will certify the student-athletes’ eligibility for the bowl game in the same manner as if the game was being played in between terms (e.g., 6 hours of academic credit).
The answer is A. NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199.3 states that if an institution is selected to participate in a postseason bowl game that will occur during the institution’s second regular term (e.g., winter quarter, spring semester) of the academic year, a student-athlete’s eligibility to compete in the bowl game shall be certified consistent with the standards applicable to postseason competition that occurs between terms (see Bylaws 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.2). However, a student-athlete must meet full-time enrollment requirements applicable to term-time competition (see Bylaw 14.2.2). (Adopted: 4/26/07, Revised: 7/31/14)
Jennifer M. Condaras
BIG EAST Conference
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