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Vol. 5 No. 6 April 2003





Eric and Becky will be out of the office on April 28 and 29attending the ACC Compliance spring meeting in Greensboro. In theirabsence, please direct all inquiries to Linda White.



If you wish to have any topics brought to the attention of theACC, please forward those to Becky by Friday, April 25.



Terry Don and Bill have confirmed that the NCAA Recruiting Testwill be administered department wide again this year as has beendone in the past. The test will be administered on Tuesday, April22 in the McFadden Team Room. Coaches and administrators arescheduled to take the test from 8:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. The rest ofthe athletic department will take the test from 10:00 a.m. to 11:20a.m. Testing will begin promptly at each start time.



Compliance services will be offering two review sessions forthe upcoming NCAA recruiting test for all administration andsupport staff. The review sessions will occur on Tuesday, April 9and Wednesday, April 10 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in Jervey 115.Please bring your 2002-2003 NCAA manual.



Coaches review sessions will occur during their regularlyscheduled April rules education meetings.




Student-athletes who work a Clemson summer camp must receiveprior approval before beginning their employment. Coaches, pleasesubmit your list to compliance services by April 21.



Coaches, please remind your student-athletes to complete the 2003-2004 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms. Students can apply on-line at Completing the FAFSA could help student-athletes receive Pell Grant money.




Secondary violations of NCAA Bylaw 17.02.13 VoluntaryAthletically Related Activities


Case One

Facts: During summer workouts, information obtained duringvoluntary out-of-season conditioning workouts was provided to the coaching staff by the strength and conditioning staff.

Institutional and NCAA Response: Student-athletes declared ineligible and later reinstated. Coaches and student-athletes were suspended from practice equal to twice the number of impermissible practice activities. Coaches and strength staff received mandatory rules education during suspended practices. A letter of admonishment was issued to head coach.




Case Two

Facts: Head coach required student-athletes to participate in countable athletically related activities, including individual workouts, weight training and conditioning activities during the summer. Coach occasionally observed these activities as well as team pick-up games. Additionally, student-athletes were provided postage and envelopes to mail workout logs back to the coach.

Institutional and NCAA Response: Student-athletes declared ineligible and later reinstated after repaying the cost of postage. Institution imposed a six-week ban on countable athletically related activities, including weight training and conditioning and the opportunity for student-athletes to request skill instruction from members of the coaching staff.

Case Three

Facts: Head coach collected conditioning logs from student-athletes detailing conditioning activities during the summer.

Institutional and NCAA Response: Student-athletes declared ineligible and later reinstated. Head coach received letter of reprimand and the sports playing and practice season was reduced by one week.


Q: Is it permissible for student-athletes to receive compensation from fee-for-lesson instruction?

A: Yes, student-athletes may receive compensation for teaching or coaching sport skills or techniques in his or her sport on a fee for lesson basis, provided:


Institutional facilities are not used;



Playing lessons are not permitted;



Compliance services obtains and keeps on file documentation ofthe recipient of the lesson and the fee for the lesson; and



The compensation is paid by the lesson recipient (or therecipient’s family) and not another individual or entity.(NCAA Bylaw


Q: Is it permissible to provide teaching lessons to more than one individual at the same time?

A: Yes, a student-athlete who is teaching to more than one individual at a time must provide instruction to each individual comparable to instruction that would be provided during a private lesson. Further, student-athletes may not use their name, picture or appearance to promote or advertise the availability of fee-for-lesson sessions. (NCAA Official Interpretation June 20, 2002)

Q: Is it permissible to provide a gift to the parents of a student-athlete who provides the team lodging or a meal during an away from home contest?

A: Yes, such an arrangementwould not be considered an extra benefit, provided the gift is of nominal value (e.g., a meal, flowers) and is in exchange for services the parents rendered. (NCAA Staff Interpretation July 11, 1990)

Q: Is it permissible to send e-mail attachmentsto general correspondence in color?

A: Yes, attachments to e-mail correspondence may include color, provided the attachment does not include any animation, audio/video clips and there is no cost (subscription fee) associated with sending the item attached to the e-mail correspondence. (NCAA Bylaw 13.4.1)