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TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (TCU) ATHLETICS COMPLIANCE NEWSLETTER Compliance Staff: Andrea Nordmann Associate Director Athletics Compliance 817-257-6899 a.nordmann@tcu.edu

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John Cunningham Esq., Assistant Director of Compliance, Rules Education, 817-257-5869, j.a.cunningham@tcu.edu

Volume 3, Issue 9 April 8, 2008

The Compliance Update Coaches’ Edition

Searching Globally —Things You Need to Know When Recruiting International Prospects

You must ask specific questions about their educational background: 1. When did the prospect graduate from high school/secondary school? 2. What type of high school/secondary school academic program (i.e., transcript). Reference NCAA Guide to International Academic Standards for Athletics Eligibility. Category 1 academic records are preferred. 3. Has the prospect ever enrolled in post-secondary school, college or university? • If so, you must get a translated transcript and college catalog. • When enrolled and what school, college or university? • For how long was the prospect enrolled at such school? • Prior to enrolling in the post-secondary school, college or university, did the prospect take the SAT or ACT? • Does the post-secondary school, college or university sponsor the prospect’s sport?

Kyle Yates, Assistant Director of Compliance, Monitoring, 817-257-7068 k.yates@tcu.edu Stephanie Key Administrative Assistant 817-257-7525 stephanie.key@tcu.edu

April Recruiting Calendar Baseball Contact/Eval Period: April 1-6, 11-30 Dead Period: April 7-10

Men’s Basketball Contact Period: April 1-2, 10 (12pm)-13, 18-30 Dead Period: April 3-10 (12pm) 14-17

Women’s Basketball

Contact Period: April 1-3 Note: If a prospect entered a college or university (foreign or domestic) with- Dead Period: April 4-10, 14-17 out achieving an NCAA qualifying test score prior to full-time enrollment, then the prospect is a non-qualifier under NCAA and Mountain West Confer- Quiet Period: April 11-13, ence rules. As such, NCAA and Mountain West Conference transfer rules for 23-30 Evaluation Period: April 18Nonqualifiers apply in order for the student to be eligible for financial aid, 22 practice and competition at any Mountain West Conference school: 2-Year Nonqualifier Rule (Applies only if international prospect entered US 2-year college) • AA degree • 48 transferable degree hours w/2.00 GPA • Min 3 semesters / 4 quarters at JC • The student has met all applicable NCAA progress toward degree and transfer rules as well as any applicable Conference rules 4-Year Nonqualifier Transfer Rule (Applies if international prospect entered 4-year domestic college or any international college) • 48 transferable degree hours w/2.0 GPA • Minimum of 4 semesters or 6 quarter hours • The student has met all applicable NCAA progress toward degree and transfer rules as well as any applicable Conference rules. Miscellaneous Rules You Must Consider: • Tennis and Swimming—One year grace period rule (bylaw 14.2.3.2) • Other Sports—Participation after 21st Birthday Rule (bylaw 14.2.3.5) • Has the prospect ever accepted money, prizes, etc. based on his/her place finish in an athletics event? If so, explain. • Has the prospect ever played professionally? If so, explain.

Football Quiet Period: April 1-14, 20, 27 Evaluation Period: April 1519, 21-26, 28-30

Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Equestrian and Rifle: Dead Period: April 7-10

Volleyball Contact/Eval. Period: April 1-6, 11-30 Dead Period: April 7-10


Student-Athlete Summer Employment Countable Athletically Re-

lated Activities (CARAS)— In April and May, compliance will conduct an end of Final Exam Period Rethe year meeting with each team. During this meet- minder ing, student-athletes will be asked to fill out a summer employment forms. If they know where they will be working this summer, please have them bring the following information to your team’s end of the year meeting: 1) Employer Name 2) Employer address 3) Employer phone number If they are unsure where they will be working this summer, but will have a job, we will ask them to indicate on the form that they will be working and contact the compliance office with the above information once their plans are set.

Reminder:

During the time surrounding the spring final exam period, all countable athletically related activates (e.g., practice, film meetings, skill instruction, weight training and conditioning) are prohibited one week prior to the beginning of final exams through the conclusion of each student-athlete’s final exams. This prohibition applies to all sports (other than football) that are out-of-season (e.g., 8-hour weeks) regardless of whether a studentathlete requests instruction. Please note that the week prior to final exams begins Monday, April 28 and final exam week ends May 9.

Eligibility Center Amateurism Reminder

The NCAA allows you to be employed as long as you follow the four basic rules of student-athlete employment: Incoming prospects can finalize

their amateurism certification 1) Student-athletes must only be paid for work actu- questionnaire for the 2008-2009 ally performed, meaning they can’t be paid if academic year beginning April 1, you don’t work 2008. Prospects need to login to the Eligibility Center and sign the 2) Student-athletes may only get paid at the going 10.1 statement. rate of pay for that job. 3) Student-athlete may not use their reputation as an For specific directions see the athlete to benefit the employer. compliance email sent to all 4) Student-athlete cannot promote a commercial product or service

coaches on Monday, 2/31/2008 at 8:25 a.m. Or contact compliance for specific questions.

SPANING THE COMPLIANCE GLOBE. . .ONLINE ARTICLES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY Student-athlete cannot promote a commercial product or service The Hartford and NCAA Bring Playbook For Life to NCAA Final Four: http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/? ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080401005245&newsLang=en Iowa Athletics: New Policy Will Cover Players’ Content on the Web www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080323/ SPORTS020502/803230347/-1/SPORTS12 Editorial: Why NCAA Will Not Pay Athletes to Play: http://www.courierpress.com/news/2008/mar/18/sports-canbe-positive-influence-on-stunts/


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