Intha Rough is a prospective student-athlete being recruited by the golf coaches at Ocean State University (OSU). Intha took an official visit to OSU’s campus this past weekend and was supposed to return home on Sunday. Because of Hurricane Matthew, Intha was unable to fly home until yesterday afternoon. Does OSU have to report a violation since Intha’s visit extended beyond the 48 hour limitation?
No. NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52 states that an official visit may extend beyond 48 hours for reasons beyond the control of the prospective student-athlete and the institution (e.g., inclement weather conditions, natural disaster, flight delays or cancellations, airport security activity). In such instances, the institution shall submit a report to the conference office noting the details of the circumstances. (Adopted: 4/26/07 effective 8/1/07)
Jennifer M. Condaras
Deputy Commissioner, NCAA Relations & Administration
Colonial Athletic Association
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