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Texas Christian University (TCU) Athletics Compliance Newsletter Compliance Staff: Andrea Nordmann Associate Athletic Director, Compliance 817-257-6899 a.nordmann@tcu.edu John Cunningham Esq. Dir. of Compliance, 817-257-5869, j.a.cunningham@tcu.edu

Volume 4, Issue 8 March 10, 2010

The Compliance Update Coaches’ Edition

Becky Holmes, Esq. Assistant Director of Compliance 817-257-7068 r.holmes@tcu.edu Stephanie Key Admin Assistant 817-257-7525 Stephanie.key@tcu.edu

March Recruiting Due to all of the tournaments that will occur this month, it is Calendar Gambling Reminder – We can’t say it enough!

important that you remember the NCAA’s rules on gambling. This is becoming a larger problem every day so Baseball be sure to know and understand what you can and cannot Contact Period: Mar.1-31 do as a student-athlete. NCAA bylaw 10.3 strictly precludes all student-athletes from placing wagers of any kind on the NCAA Men’s and Men’s Basketball Women’s basketball championships or any other collegiate Evaluation Period-Mar. 1 –Mar. sporting event or pro sporting event with a corresponding collegiate championship. You may not complete tournament 15, 23-31 Contact Period – Mar. 16-22 brackets where the winner receives any type of prize or item of value, even if the contest is free to enter. Specifically, it is not permissible Women’s Basketball to: Contact Period-Mar. 1-31 1) Provide information to individuals associated with organized gambling; 2) Solicit a bet on an intercollegiate team; Football 3) Accept a bet on any team representing an institution; Quiet Period-Mar. 1-31 4) Solicit or accept a bet on any intercollegiate competition for any item (e.g., cash, dinner, the house, the farm) or Track anything with tangible value; 5) Participate in any gambling activity that involves Contact Period: Mar 1-11, 14-31 intercollegiate athletics OR professional athletics by using a Dead Period: Mar. 12-13 book maker, parlay card or any other method employed by organized gambling.

REMINDER: 1)No Facebook Pools, or “Office Pools” 2)No Internet Sports Wagers 3)No “Friendly Wagers” 4)No participation in Fantasy Leagues that involve an entry fee or tangible benefit or payments 5)Do not provide individuals with information about intercollegiate athletic teams 6)No NCAA brackets

Volleyball Contact Period: Mar. 1-31

All Other Sports Contact/Eval. Period Mar. 1-31

Upcoming National Letter of Intent Signing Period: April 14, 2010 – August 1, 2010 (Baseball, Equestrian, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball) Dead Period – April 12-15, 2009

Gambling activities by student-athletes is prohibited even if they are considered legal activities under state or federal law (e.g., even if you are in Las Vegas, you still April 14, 2010 – May 19, 2010 (Basketball) cannot bet on college or pro games). Dead Period – April 12-15, 2009


Texas Christian University (TCU) Athletics Compliance Newsletter

POST NLI REMINDERS: Here is a review of the permissible activities that a signed prospect may take advantage of while on campus during the summer prior to initial fulltime enrollment. Signed prospects who are enrolled or receiving athletics aid during the summer prior to their freshman year may receive, have access to, or be allowed to purchase the following benefits: 1) Use of weight room / voluntary conditioning activities 2) Use of training room 3) Medical expenses 4) Use of academic services 5) Assistance in employment 6) Playbook / Game Film 7) Strength and Conditioning Information

Volume 4, Issue 5

Yes, That’s Allowed: Proof the NCAA doesn’t always say NO NCAA bylaw 16.8.1.2.2 allows an athletics department staff member to furnish transportation to student-athletes to the campus from the nearest major airport, train station or bus station in conjunction with practice and/or team travel relating to competition that occurs between the end of the final exam period or the fall semester and the beginning of the following regular term.

Medical Hardship Waivers and Five Year Clock A student-athlete may be granted an additional year of competition by the conference or the Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement for reasons of "hardship.“ Hardship is defined as an incapacity resulting from an injury or illness that has occurred under all of the following conditions: • Injury occurs in 1 of 4 seasons of competition at a 2 or 4 year collegiate institution or after 1st day of classes of senior year in high school • Injury or illness occurs prior to first competition in that sport and results in incapacity for remainder of season • Team sports: student-athlete must not have participated in more than 3 contests or dates of competition or 30 percent of the institutions scheduled or completed contests or dates of competition • Individual sports: the injury or illness occurs when the student-athlete has not participated in more than 3 dates of competition or 30 percent (whichever is greater) of the maximum permissible number of dates of competition plus one date for a conference championship regardless of whether the institution participates in the conference championship, provided that the institution is a member of a conference that holds a championship in that event.

Spanning the Compliance Globe. . .Online Articles from Around the Country Texas, Maryland get reprieve on recruiting rule http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jLA9fQQDDOVWVE3vRgI NJZTrkj7AD9EBE1FG0

Lawsuit related to NCAA probe questions practice of closed-door meetings at University of Michigan http://www.annarbor.com/news/ncaa-lawsuit-questions-why-closed-door-meetings-arenecessary-at-university-of-michigan/

March 2010  
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