Daily Compliance Item- 10.24.16- Entertainment at Media Day

The men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes at James River Institute are attending their conference’s media day tomorrow in Washington, DC. The Conference office would like to provide a tour of some of the monuments in conjunction with media day. Is it permissible for these student-athletes to receive such entertainment expenses?

Yes. NCAA Staff Interpretation- 8/8/88- Student-athlete’s entertainment at a conference media day- states that a member conference would be permitted to provide expenses for entertainment activities (e.g., golf) for enrolled student-athletes for a conference media day, inasmuch as such activity is incidental to participation and provided the entertainment is not excessive in nature.

Jennifer M. Condaras
Deputy Commissioner, NCAA Relations & Administration
Colonial Athletic Association

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