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NCAA Rules Education






The baseball playoffs have begun – those of us who stayed home last Thursday night caught some of the Braves action during timeouts and between quarters of the Tigers’ game. This is a good time to remind our Clemson donors about the NCAA’s rules on gambling.


NCAA member schools do not want gambling to compromise intercollegiate athletic competition. NCAA Bylaw 10.3 outlines activities that are impermissible for enrolled student-athletes and employees at the conference office and in the athletics department. An employee jeopardizes employment and a student-athlete jeopardizes a college career if they:


* Provide information to individuals involved in organized gambling activities involving intercollegiate athletics competition;

* Solicit a bet on any intercollegiate team;

* Accept a bet on any team representing the institution;

* Solicit or accept a bet on any intercollegiate competition for any item (cash, dinner, and shirt) that has tangible value;

* Participate in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate athletics or professional athletics, through a bookmaker, parlay card or any other method used by organized gambling. [Note: if the NCAA sponsors the sport, it is not permissible to place a bet on a professional game in that sport.


The NCAA national office has designated staff to help prevent gambling at the intercollegiate level. Clemson student-athletes, coaches and athletic administrators are routinely reminded that gambling on intercollegiate or professional sports can derail a career quick! Help protect intercollegiate athletics – don’t bet on it!


If you have questions about gambling – or if you would like more information – please call compliance services at 864-656-1580 or visit our website at