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Compliance Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 8

Compliance Newsletter

Volume 3, Issue 8May 2001


Clemson Reminders

Many thanks and best wishes to Stephanie Ellison as she begins her new job at George Mason University. Stephanie’s last day will be Friday, June 1.



If a prospect plans to be in the Clemson area this summer, please provide compliance services with names and housing arrangements by Friday, June 8th.



New Legislation

Bylaw 13.6.4: Effective August 1, 2001-It will be permissible for an athletic staff member to provide transportation to and from campus from the nearest bus or train station or major airport for required new student orientation, provided the prospect has been accepted for admission to Clemson.


Bylaw Effective August 1, 2001-Prospect’s three complimentary tickets while on an official are for the exclusive use of the prospect and those accompanying the prospect on the visit and must be issued on an individual game basis. No longer limited to parent’s, legal guardian’s or spouse.


Recent Interpretations

Q. Can a prospect that is a walk-on (recruited or not recruited) work out in the weight room prior to enrollment in the fall?


A. No. It is not permissible for a walk-on that is a prospect to use Vickery Hall or to use our weight facility. (NCAA Bylaw 13.2.7).



Q. Is it permissible for a two-year or four-year transfer to use Vickery Hall or the weight room during the summer prior to their enrollment?


A. No, it is not permissible for two-year prospects. However, it is permissible for a four year transfer provided they have signed a written offer of financial aid or admission and is enrolled at Clemson during the summer before initial full-time enrollment. (NCAA Bylaw 13.2.7)



Q. Is it permissible to telephone a junior-college prospect who was a non-qualifier in their first year of residence at the community college


A. Yes. It is permissible to telephone a prospect once per week while they are serving their year of residency at a community college. In person contact is still prohibited during the first year. (NCAA Bylaw and 13.1.3)

Secondary Violations

at Other Schools

A booster arranged for a co-worker to pay for a prospect’s admissions fees for the university’s summer camp. (NCAA: Declared prospect ineligible. Booster received a written warning and rules education regarding summer camps.)


Prospect was employed as a volunteer at an institutional camp and was compensated with free room and board for the summer. (NCAA: Declared prospect ineligible, school did not appeal. Coaches were required to submit names of all paid and volunteer employees.)


Institution placed an advertisement regarding its summer camp in a high-school championship game program. (NCAA: Camp administrator received reprimand and rules education. Required institution to submit a written report to NCAA outlining measures to prevent future violations.)


Head coach worked at a privately owned camp in which a student-athlete was employed. (NCAA: Declared student-athlete ineligible but eligibility later restored.)


Five student-athletes received a $20 bonus from coaching staff for working an institutional camp. The money was taken from the proceeds of t-shirt sales. (NCAA: Student-athletes declared ineligible but reinstated upon repayment. Coaches received letter of reprimand.)


Head coach employed a prospect at institutions summer camp. Prospect did not receive a salary or meals and was not recruited by the university. (NCAA: Prospect declared ineligible and school did not appeal. Withheld head coach form one practice and assistant coach from two.)


Institution distributed promotional brochures for institutional camps that included photographs of student-athletes who did not work the camps. (NCAA: Student-athlete declared ineligible but eligibility was restored after school appealed and assessed penalties.)


Assistant coach allowed student-athletes to work as counselors in institutional camp prior to receiving approval from director of athletics. (NCAA: Student-athlete declared ineligible but eligibility later restored after NCAA process and coach received letter of reprimand.)





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We believe that our services should be provided in an efficient manner and without delay.