Ocean State University (OSU) women’s basketball team is participating in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament this weekend. OSU would like to provide the student-athletes traveling to the tournament incidental money while they are at the competition site. Is this permissible? Yes with conditions. NCAA Bylaw 220.127.116.11 states that an institution may provide $30 per day to each member of a team to cover unitemized incidental expenses during travel and practice for NCAA championship events or national governing body championship events in emerging sports, during a period limited to the maximum number of days of per diem allowed for the involved championship or, for postseason bowl games, for a period not to exceed 10 days. The $30 per day may be provided only after the team departs for or reports to the site of the championship or postseason bowl contest. [R] (Adopted: 10/21/13, Revised: 8/7/14)
Jennifer M. Condaras
BIG EAST Conference
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