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Mar 02, 2020

Clemson Compliance Corner

Clemson Compliance Corner - NCAA Rules Regarding Complimentary Admissions

Since we are now in March and conference basketball tournaments and the NCAA basketball tournaments are scheduled to begin shortly, it is important to be aware of NCAA rules covering complimentary admissions to ensure the eligibility of all of our student-athletes is maintained.

Please remember, as an IPTAY member, you are considered a representative of an institution’s athletics interests (i.e., booster) for Clemson University. As such, the NCAA has strict guidelines concerning boosters and complimentary admissions. While the NCAA legislates the number of complimentary admissions an eligible student-athlete may receive in his or her respective sport, it is impermissible for a booster to purchase such complimentary admissions from a student-athlete. Such an action could render a student-athlete ineligible for competition. Please do not contact student-athletes and/or their family or friends in an effort to purchase their complimentary admissions.

Additionally, student-athletes and their family/friends should not be receiving access from boosters to suite, press box, or sideline seating. Under NCAA rules, this is considered an extra benefit for a student-athlete as it would be considered a special arrangement by a booster. Such an action could also render a student-athlete ineligible for competition.

With Clemson Women’s Basketball beginning ACC Tournament play on Wednesday, March 4 in Greensboro, North Carolina and Clemson Men’s Basketball participating in the ACC Tournament next week, please remember the above guidance to ensure our student-athletes’ eligibility remains intact.

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