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­      Larry Penley. He will be the head coach for the United States team that competes in the 2004 Palmer Cup, August 6-7 in County Kerry, Ireland.

­      RECENT THRASHINGS OF USC – Congratulations to men’s tennis (6-1) and women’s tennis (4-3)!!!

­      10-2 for SOLID ORANGE EVENTS! Recent victories for men’s tennis and rowing.

­      Eric Wood, A.K.A. “Brown Eyes”, former graduate assistant in compliance services, recently was named assistant director for compliance at Wake Forest.

­      ACC Rowing Championships – hosted at Clemson on Saturday, April 17 beginning at 9:00 A.M. Please come if you can.



u       Consistent application of Bylaw Apparel. NCAA rules allow an institution to provide team members with apparel that is necessary for competition or practice. The ACC has asked all schools to make sure we are complying with this rule. As a result, Clemson will need to “tweak” its practices.

u       NCAA practice test for recruiting has been distributed to coaches. Please complete and bring it with you to the April rules education session.



u       Coaches – please contact Anita ext. 1580 to schedule your team’s end of the year meeting.

u       Next year’s freshman class will read The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien for the freshman convocation. “They carried malaria tablets, love letters, 28-pound mine detectors, dope, illustrated Bibles, each other. And, if they made it home alive, they carried unrelenting images of a nightmarish war that history is only beginning to absorb.” Since it was first published, The Things They Carried has become an unparalleled Vietnam testament, a classic work of American literature and a profound study of men at war that illuminates the capacity, and the limits, of the human heart and soul.”



Q.       Is it permissible for a high school teacher, who is also an IPTAY member, to transport prospects to Clemson for an unofficial visit?

A.       Yes and No. Yes, if the teacher is the prospect’s coach or if the teacher has a history of providing this kind of service to other high school students. No, if the teacher does not have a history of providing this benefit to other schools. [NCAA Bylaw 13.2 Offers and Inducements]

Q.       Is it permissible for a prospect who has signed a NLI to come to Clemson during the summer before enrollment and work with the team in voluntary summer conditioning?

A.       Only if the prospect is a football player. Prospects in other sports may use the weight room but our strength staff may only supervise for safety reasons. [NCAA Bylaw]

Q.       Is it permissible for coaches to observe strength training sessions during the summer?




A.       No. When a coach is present, it counts as countable athletically related activities, which are not allowed during the summer. [Bylaw 17 – see your specific sport]



What happened: Assistant coach permitted a prospective student-athlete (PSA) to receive free lodging during the summer from a current student-athlete, and 10 free meals at the on-campus dining facility. The PSA left without paying his housing bill, school paid it (a total value of $317) because the NCAA could not certify – PSA later certified.

School and NCAA says: Prospect repaid money and eligibility was restored. Letter of reprimand to the assistant coach and the head coach.

What happened: Head coach paid for an international prospective student-athlete’s (PSA’s) flight to institution for initial semester of collegiate enrollment. The total value of the impermissible plane ticket was $631.38. PSA ultimately repaid the former head coach $650 on her arrival at institution.

School and NCAA says: Goodbye to the head coach, who was charged with unethical conduct. Reinstated athlete.

What happened: A prospective international student-athlete (PSA) received free lodging for 53 days from a former member of institution’s team. In this case, PSA, an international PSA, signed a National Letter of Intent with institution July 2, 2003. PSA arrived at institution August 12 and soon thereafter discovered admission denied for the 2003 fall semester. PSA had previous relationship with former team member prior to enrolling at institution. PSA paid for own meals, transportation, telephone and additional living expenses. The coaching staff was not involved with the PSA’s living arrangements. PSA has since been admitted for spring semester.

School and NCAA says: Letter of admonishment to head coach. Prospect reinstated once extra benefit repaid to a local charity.

What happened: During the summer prior to their initial full-time enrollment, the head coach provided local transportation to four prospective student-athletes (PSAs) and allowed limited contact with a representative of athletics interests. In this case, PSAs were attending summer school. During July 4 weekend, some men’s basketball student-athletes (SAs) and PSAs planned to drive to a lake approximately 85 miles away for the weekend. SAs did not pick up the PSAs at the dorm so head coach provided transportation to PSAs to the lake and stopped by the houseboat of a representative of athletics interests.

School and NCAA says: Coach, read your manual. No, just kidding. Letter of admonishment to the head coach. PSAs rendered ineligible but reinstated once cost of transportation was paid to a local charity ($86.00 each).