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HOLIDAY RULES HOLIDAY MEALS: Occasional meal rules still apply for any institutional staff member who wishes to provide a student-athlete or an entire team with a holiday meal. Team holiday parties are occasional meals. Please complete the Occasional Meal Form and submit it to the Compliance Office for approval before the meal takes place. HOLIDAY GIFTS: While it is permissible for coaches to give student-athletes a holiday card (so long as it is empty with nothing of value inside) the holiday season is not exempt from the “extra benefit� rules. It is not permissible to give a gift of any kind to a current student-athlete. GREETING CARDS: It is not permissible to send holiday greeting cards to prospects, their relatives or their coaches. You can send institutional note cards and/or holiday messages on institutional letterhead. Unfortunately, this means you are NOT allowed to send ecards from sites such as elfyourself.com to prospects, but you CAN send them to the Compliance Office because they make us laugh.


QUESTION: Clay Court, a tennis prospective student-athlete, will be taking an official visit to TCU in two weeks. The campus is closed due to the official vacation period, but a few current student-athletes will be around to meet with Clay. Coach Roditi may provide the student host with which of the following? A. Both meals and lodging

B. Only meals

C. Only lodging

D. Nothing

ANSWER: B. Student Host may receive meals only. (NCAA staff interp 12/20/91)

NCAA Bowl Pick’em pools that involve either soliciting or accepting a wager are impermissible. Gambling activities by student-athletes and athletics department staff are prohibited even if the activities are legal under state or federal law.

At the beginning of each academic year, coaches and staff of the TCU athletic department are provided an updated NCAA Division I manual. The manual is extensive but not exhaustive. Situations arise that require interpretations of the written rules within the manual. Some interpretations are issued formally by the NCAA and serve as binding precedent for future cases. Other interpretations are issued by a conference office or by an institution's compliance office. These interpretations are not binding precedent but serve to answer an immediate question based on a particular situation. Following is a brief explanation of the process for obtaining a rules interpretation: 1.

A question regarding the application of an NCAA rule is submitted to the Compliance Office, preferably by email.

2.

At this point, the Compliance Office may render a decision based upon existing precedent or seek further guidance.

3.

If there are no prior interpretations or other guidance to inform an institutional determination, the Compliance Office may submit the question to the Mountain West Conference (MWC) for further clarification. The MWC may render an opinion based upon the intent of the legislation or the prior resolution of a similar circumstance at another member institution. If the MWC is unsure, the questions and situation will be forwarded to the NCAA.

4.

If the issue requires further clarification, the question may be submitted to the NCAA Membership Services staff. Membership Services may issue an advisory opinion to the inquiring institution as a guidance for all NCAA member institutions.

5.

If Membership Services is unable to reach a determination, or if the institution chooses to appeal the staff interpretation, the question may be submitted to the Legislative Review and Interpretations Subcommittee (LRIS) for an official interpretation.

6.

An official interpretation issued by the LRIS is published as guidance for all NCAA member institutions.


BASEBALL S 4 11 18 25

FOOTBALL

42 Evaluation days from 9/1/11 - 11/26/11. Otherwise QUIET.

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5 12 19

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MEN’S BASKETBALL

130 Recruiting person days between 9/16/11 - 4/18/12. Otherwise QUIET unless DEAD

S 4 11 18 25

M 5 12 19 26

T 6 13 20 27

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T

F

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7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL M

T

5 12 19 26

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T

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6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

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T

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6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

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T

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6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

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T

F

S

2 9 16 23

3 10 17 24

30

31

TRACK & FIELD S 4 11 18 25

M 5 12 19 26

VOLLEYBALL S 4 11 18 25

M 5 12 19 26

ALL OTHER SPORTS:

100 Recruiting person days between 9/16/11 - 3/29/12. Otherwise QUIET unless DEAD

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S

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2 9 16 23

3 10 17 24

4 11 18

5 12 19

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7 14 21

1 8 15 22

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December 2011