Charge is a basketball prospect that signed an NLI this past November with Ocean State University (OSU). Charge lives near OSU’s campus and wants to begin learning the team’s workouts, plays, etc.
Which of the following is true?
A. OSU can provide Charge with the team’s playbook
B. Charge can sit in on film review sessions with the team
C. Charge can watch on the court practices, even if they are closed to the general public
D. Both A and C
The answer is D.
NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199.4 states that an institution may provide any necessary pre-enrollment information (that is not otherwise considered to be general information related to an institution or its athletics programs) regarding orientation, conditioning, academics and practice activities in a video format (e.g., video playbook, games clips) to a prospective student-athlete, provided he or she has signed a National Letter of Intent or institutional financial aid agreement, or has been officially accepted for enrollment. Such information may be provided via a digital media storage device (e.g., DVD, flash drive). [D] (Adopted: 12/26/06, Revised: 1/16/10, 3/29/10, 6/13/11, 1/18/14 effective 8/1/14)
NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52.1 states that aprospective student-athlete shall not engage in any practice
activities (e.g., review of playbook, chalk talk, film review) with a coaching staff member prior to his or her enrollment. A prospective student-athlete who has signed a National Letter of Intent or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid, or has submitted a financial deposit to the institution in response to the institution’s offer of admission shall not observe an institution’s off-field or off-court practice session (e.g., meeting, film review) that is closed to the general public. A prospective student-athlete may observe an institution’s on-field or on-court practice session (including a session that is closed to the general public), regardless of whether he or she has signed a National Letter of Intent or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid, or has submitted a financial deposit to the institution in response to the institution’s offer of admission. (Adopted: 12/12/06, Revised: 3/3/11, 5/30/13)
Jennifer M. Condaras
BIG EAST Conference
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