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NCAA News Online

Non Institutional Web Publications As the world of internet blogs and personal websites

Tweeted picture of Ashton Kutcher grows, the NCAA has issued a rules interpretation (“movie star”/ Iowa Hawkeye booster) identifying three rules for “non-institutional with high school prospects sparks websites.” questions about possible NCAA violations

It is permissible for an athletics department staff member's personal Web site (or personal page on any site) to include information related to the institution's athletics programs, subject to the restrictions applicable to an institution's athletics Web site. [Contact compliance with questions about what TCU is allowed to put on its athletics website]

NCAA investigates Auburn QB, Cam Newton Baylor basketball faces questions from NCAA officials Detroit Free Press breaks down UM’s NCAA violations

It is not permissible for an institution's Web site or an athletics department staff member's personal Web site (or personal page on any site) to include a hyperlink to the Web site of a recruiting/scouting service or a non-institutional publication that reports primarily on the institution's athletics program.

It is permissible for general informational video content related to an institution's athletics programs to appear on institutional Web sites (athletics and non-athletics) and personal Web sites of athletics department staff members, provided such content is generally accessible to the general public (e.g., not included in a separate recruiting section) and is not created for recruiting purposes.

TCU Compliance Office | TCU Box 297620 | phone: 817.257.7525 | fax: 817.257.7787


POST NLI REMINDERS There is no limit on phone calls or electronic communication once the prospect has signed a NLI or FAC. Note: Even after a prospect has signed a NLI or FAC there is still no Booster contact, no contact during a dead period and no contact prior to competition with the prospect. There may be contact with the prospects relatives or legal guardians at the site of the prospects competition.

Nutritional Supplements An institution may provide permissible nutritional supplements to a student‐athlete for the purpose of providing additional calories and electrolytes. They must fit within the following categories: carbohydrate/ electrolyte drinks, energy bars, carbohydrate boosters and vitamins and minerals. REMINDER: For the bar to be classified as an energy bar, it must say energy bar on the product.

Recruiting Calendar Baseball: Contact Period – November 1-7 Dead Period – November 8-11 Quiet Period – November 12-30 Men’s Basketball: Evaluation Period – November 1-7, 12-30 Dead Period – November 8-11 Women’s Basketball: Evaluation Period – November 1-7, 12-30 Dead Period – November 8-11 Football: Quiet Period – November 1-27 Contact Period – November 28-30 Track: Contact Period – November 1-21, 23 (12:02)-30 Dead Period – November 22 (12:01am)-23 (12:01 am) Volleyball: Contact Period – November 1-7, 12-30 Dead Period – November 8-11


2-4 Transfer Requirements Qualifiers (1) Minimum one full‐time semester or one full‐time quarter at two‐year school (excluding summer) (2) Average 12 hours of transferable degree credit per fulltime semester attended at the two‐year college (3) Progress towards degree requirements must be met (40/60/80 requirements) must be satisfied (4) Student‐athlete must meet minimum 2.0 transferable GPA. (5) If student‐athlete meets requirements, he or she is eligible for athletics aid, practice and competition (6) If student athlete does not meet requirements he or she is eligible for athletics aid and practice only Non-qualifiers (1) Student‐Athlete must graduate from two‐year college (2) Student‐athlete must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 48 transferable degree hours (3) Student‐athlete attended a two year college for at least 3 full‐time semesters (excluding summers) (4) Student‐athlete has a cumulative transferable GPA average of at least a 2.0 (5) Student‐athlete must meet Progress Towards Degree requirements (@ TCU 40%=50 hours) (6) Not more than a total of 18 semester hours of transferable degree credit may be earned during summer terms and not more than 9 semester hours of transferable credit may be earned during the summer terms immediately prior to transfer (7) Student‐athlete must have 6 transferable hours of English and 3 transferable hours of math

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