Daily Compliance Item- 3.17.15- 10.02.1, 10.02.2, 10.3- Sports Wagering and March Madness

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!!!!!
MARCH MADNESS!
 
With this week commencing NCAA postseason basketball tournaments, all institutional/conference staff members (including full-time, part-time, and student workers) are reminded that it is not permissible to engage in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate athletics or professional athletics, through the internet, a bookmaker, a parlay card, or any other method employed by organized gambling. 
 
This prohibition also includes participation in all (e.g., NCAA, NIT) Tournament Bracket sheets in which an entry fee is required and money or any item of tangible value may be won.  Previous NCAA major infractions cases involving staff members’ participation in organized gambling activities have resulted in a number of institutional corrective actions, including termination of employment. 
 
For more information concerning sports wagering, please visit the NCAA’s interactive sports wagering website at www.dontbetonit.org.
 

NCAA Bylaw 10.02.1 Sports Wagering

Sports wagering includes placing, accepting or soliciting a wager (on a staff member’s or student-athlete’s own behalf or on the behalf of others) of any type with any individual or organization on any intercollegiate, amateur or professional team or contest.  Examples of sports wagering include, but are not limited to, the use of a bookmaker or parlay card; Internet sports wagering; auctions in which bids are placed on teams, individuals or contests; and pools or fantasy leagues in which an entry fee is required and there is an opportunity to win a prize.  (Adopted:  4/26/07 effective 8/1/07)

NCAA Bylaw 10.02.2 Wager

A wager is any agreement in which an individual or entity agrees to give up an item of value (e.g., cash, shirt, dinner) in exchange for the possibility of gaining another item of value.  (Adopted:  4/26/07 effective 8/1/07)

NCAA Bylaw 10.3 SPORTS WAGERING ACTIVITIES 

The following individuals shall not knowingly participate in sports wagering activities or provide information to individuals involved in or associated with any type of sports wagering activities concerning intercollegiate, amateur or professional athletics competition:  (Adopted:  4/26/07 effective 8/1/07)
(a) Staff members of an institution’s athletics department;
(b) Non-athletics department staff members who have responsibilities within or over the athletics department (e.g., chancellor or president, faculty athletics representative, individual to whom athletics reports);
(c) Staff members of a conference office; and
(d) Student-athletes.
Jennifer M. Condaras 
Associate Commissioner
BIG EAST Conference

Daily Compliance Item- 1.29.15- 10.3, 10.3.1- Superbowl

Lucky Larry is an athletic department staff member at New England University.  Lucky and some of his friends decided to place a small bet for the Super bowl this weekend.  Since Lucky’s institution does not sponsor football, he thought it was permissible to place the bet.
 
Is it permissible for Larry to bet on the Super bowl?
 
No.  NCAA Bylaw 10.3.1 states that the prohibition against sports wagering applies to any institutional practice or any competition (intercollegiate, amateur or professional) in a sport in which the Association conducts championship competition, in bowl subdivision football and in emerging sports for women.  (Adopted:  4/26/07 effective 8/1/07)
NCAA Bylaw 10.3 states that the following individuals shall not knowingly participate in sports wagering activities or provide information to individuals involved in or associated with any type of sports wagering activities concerning intercollegiate, amateur or professional athletics competition:  (Adopted:  4/26/07 effective 8/1/07)
(a) Staff members of an institution’s athletics department;
(b) Nonathletics department staff members who have responsibilities within or over the athletics department (e.g., chancellor or president, faculty athletics representative, individual to whom athletics reports);
(c) Staff members of a conference office; and
(d) Student-athletes.

Daily Compliance Item- 10/10/13- 12.5.3, 16.02.3- Media Day Expense for Parents

The Ocean State University (OSU) men’s and women’s basketball programs will be participating in its conference media day next week.  The women’s preseason pick for player of the year is an OSU student-athlete, so the coaches have asked Ocean Eleven, the Conference office, to provide expenses for her mother to attend.  Is it permissible for Ocean Eleven to provide such expenses to the parent?

No.  NCAA Staff Interpretation- 10/8/13-  Expenses for a Student Athlete’s Parents to Attend A Media Activity (I) – states that it is not permissible for a conference to provide actual and necessary expenses to the parents of student-athletes to attend a media activity (e.g., conference “media day”).

[References: NCAA Bylaws 12.5.3 (media activites), 16.02.3 (extra benefit) and 16.1.7 (expenses to receive noninstitutional awards); and staff interpretation (7/26/90, Item No. a), which has been archived]

Daily Compliance Item- 3/21/13- 1002.1, 10.02.2, 10.3- Sports Wagering

MARCH MADNESS!

With this week commencing NCAA postseason basketball tournaments, all institutional/conference staff members (including full-time, part-time, and student workers) are reminded that it is not permissible to engage in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate athletics or professional athletics, through the internet, a bookmaker, a parlay card, or any other method employed by organized gambling.

This prohibition also includes participation in all (e.g., NCAA, NIT) Tournament Bracket sheets in which an entry fee is required and money or any item of tangible value may be won.  Previous NCAA major infractions cases involving staff members’ participation in organized gambling activities have resulted in a number of institutional corrective actions, including termination of employment.

For more information concerning sports wagering, please visit the NCAA’s interactive sports wagering website at www.dontbetonit.org.

NCAA Bylaw 10.02.1 Sports Wagering

Sports wagering includes placing, accepting or soliciting a wager (on a staff member’s or student-athlete’s own behalf or on the behalf of others) of any type with any individual or organization on any intercollegiate, amateur or professional team or contest.  Examples of sports wagering include, but are not limited to, the use of a bookmaker or parlay card; Internet sports wagering; auctions in which bids are placed on teams, individuals or contests; and pools or fantasy leagues in which an entry fee is required and there is an opportunity to win a prize.  (Adopted:  4/26/07 effective 8/1/07)

NCAA Bylaw 10.02.2 Wager

A wager is any agreement in which an individual or entity agrees to give up an item of value (e.g., cash, shirt, dinner) in exchange for the possibility of gaining another item of value.  (Adopted:  4/26/07 effective 8/1/07)

NCAA Bylaw 10.3 SPORTS WAGERING ACTIVITIES

The following individuals shall not knowingly participate in sports wagering activities or provide information to individuals involved in or associated with any type of sports wagering activities concerning intercollegiate, amateur or professional athletics competition:  (Adopted:  4/26/07 effective 8/1/07)

(a) Staff members of an institution’s athletics department;

(b) Non-athletics department staff members who have responsibilities within or over the athletics department (e.g., chancellor or president, faculty athletics representative, individual to whom athletics reports);

(c) Staff members of a conference office; and

(d) Student-athletes.