Return to Current
 
December 31, 2007 Question
What are the valid attendance restrictions an institution may put on their sports' camps or clinics?
 
Answer: An institutional sport's camp or clinic may be limited by number, age, grade level, gender, or any combination thereof.
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
December 24, 2007 Question
Is it permissible for a midyear transfer in the sport of football to receive expenses to attend an institution's bowl game?
 
A. Yes
B. No
 
Answer: B (No). An institution may not provide expenses (e.g., travel, room and board, entertainment, incidental expenses, etc.) to a student-athlete who is a midyear enrollee (freshman or transfer) for participation in a postseason bowl game that occurs before or during the student-athlete's initial term of full-time enrollment at the institution.
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
December 17, 2007 Question
It is a violation of NCAA rules for an OU booster visit a prospective student-athlete's Myspace account and leave messages encouraging them to come to OU.
 
A. True
B. False
 
Answer: A (True). This would be an impermissible written communication by a booster as stated by NCAA Bylaw 13.01.4.  Boosters contacting prospective student-athletes for the purpose of recruiting them to come to OU could result in the prospects being declared ineligible to compete for OU.
 
NCAA Bylaw - 13.01.4 Recruiting by Representatives of Athletics Interests
Representatives of an institution's athletics interests (as defined in Bylaw 13.02.13) are prohibited from making in-person, on- or off-campus recruiting contacts, or written or telephonic communications with a prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete's relatives or legal guardians. Specific examples of the exceptions to application of this regulation are set forth in Bylaw 13.1.2.2 (see Bylaw 13.1.3.5.1.1).
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
December 10, 2007 Question
If a coach (in a sport other than football) is out recruiting and watches a practice or contest in which a prospect participates and then has contact with that prospect, what type of recruiting activity has occurred?
 
A.  Contact only
B.  Evaluation only
C.  Both a contact and an evaluation
D.  No countable recruiting activity has occurred
 
Answer: C (Both a contact and an evaluation). For football, any evaluation activity occurring during a permissible contact period shall count only as a contact.
 
NCAA Bylaw - 13.1.8.10 Evaluations in Team Sports
In team sports, an institution shall use an evaluation for each prospective student-athlete participating in a practice or contest observed by the institution's coach, even if a contact is made during the same day. An institution's coach who is attending an event in which prospective student-athletes from multiple educational institutions participate in drills (e.g., combine) shall use an evaluation only for each prospective student-athlete participating in the event that the coach observes engaging in the drills.  In football, an observation that occurs during a permissible contact period shall count only as a contact per Bylaw 13.02.3.1.
 
NCAA Bylaw - 13.1.8.13 Evaluations in Individual Sports
An institution's coach who is attending a practice or event in which prospective student-athletes from multiple institutions participated in drills (e.g., combine) or competition in an individual sport on a specific day shall use an evaluation only for those participants that the coach observes engaging in practice or competition and the evaluation is counted even if a contact is made during the same day.
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
December 3, 2007 Question
Former OU student-athletes are considered boosters, and thus held to the same standards as all other boosters regarding interaction with current student-athletes and prospects.
 
A. True
B. False
 
Answer: A (True)
 
NCAA Bylaw - 13.02.13 Representatives of Athletics Interests
A "representative of the institution's athletics interests" is an individual, independent agency, corporate entity (e.g., apparel or equipment manufacturer) or other organization who is known (or who should have been known) by a member of the institution's executive or athletics administration to: (Revised: 2/16/00)
(a) Have participated in or to be a member of an agency or organization promoting the institution's intercollegiate athletics program;
(b) Have made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletics booster organization of that institution;
(c) Be assisting or to have been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes;
(d) Be assisting or to have assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families; or
(e) Have been involved otherwise in promoting the institution's athletics program.
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
November 26, 2007 Question
When a student-athlete celebrates his/her birthday, what may the student-athlete receive from boosters?
 
A.  Birthday card
B.  Gift valued at under $100
C.  Meal at their favorite restaurant
D.  Nothing.  Anything received would be an impermissible extra benefit
 
Answer: D (Nothing.  Anything received would be an impermissible extra benefit)
 
NCAA Bylaw - 16.02.3 Extra Benefit.
An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a representative of the institution's athletics interests to provide a student-athlete or the student-athlete's relative or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. Receipt of a benefit by student-athletes or their relatives or friends is not a violation of NCAA legislation if it is demonstrated that the same benefit is generally available to the institution's students or their relatives or friends or to a particular segment of the student body (e.g., foreign students, minority students) determined on a basis unrelated to athletics ability. 
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
November 19, 2007 Question
Representatives of athletics interests (boosters) may attend meals with a prospect during his/her official visit.
 
A) True
B) False

Answer: B (False)

NCAA Bylaw - 13.1.2.1 General Rule. (Permissible Recruiters)
All in-person, on- and off-campus recruiting contacts with a prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete's relatives or legal guardian(s) shall be made only by authorized institutional staff members. Such contact, as well as correspondence and telephone calls, by representatives of an institution's athletics interests is prohibited except as otherwise permitted in this section.  Violations of this bylaw involving individuals other than a representative of an institution's athletics interests shall be considered institutional violations per Constitution 2.8.1; however, such violations shall not affect the prospective student-athlete's eligibility. 
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

November 12, 2007 Question
The parents of a student-athlete may receive an occasional meal at the expense of a booster?
 
A.   True
B.   False
 
Answer: B (False)
 
16.02.3 Extra Benefit. An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a representative of the institution's athletics interests to provide a student-athlete or the student-athlete's relative or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. Receipt of a benefit by student-athletes or their relatives or friends is not a violation of NCAA legislation if it is demonstrated that the same benefit is generally available to the institution's students or their relatives or friends or to a particular segment of the student body (e.g., foreign students, minority students) determined on a basis unrelated to athletics ability. (Revised: 1/10/91)
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
November 5, 2007 Question
May a student-athlete sell an award they receive for participating in intercollegiate athletics at the University of Oklahoma?
 
Answer: No.  It is impermissible for a student-athlete to sell any item received for intercollegiate athletics participation or exchange or assign such an item for another item of value, even if the student-athlete's name or picture does not appear on the item received for intercollegiate athletics participation. Therefore, a student-athlete is not permitted to sell awards received for participation, conference or national championships or special achievements per Bylaw 16.1.4.
 
NCAA Bylaw - 16.1.4 Types of Awards, Awarding Agencies, Maximum Value and Numbers of AwardsAthletics awards given to individual student-athletes shall be limited to those approved or administered by the member institution, its conference or an approved agency as specified in the following subsections and shall be limited in value and number as specified in this section. Awards received for intercollegiate athletics participation may not be sold, exchanged or assigned for another item of value, even if the student-athlete's name or picture does not appear on the award.  Each of the following subsections is independent of the others so that it is permissible for an individual student-athlete to receive the awards described in all subsections. 
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
October 29, 2007 Question
An institutional staff member or a booster may co-sign or provide a loan to a prospective student-athlete or their friends and relatives?
 
A.  True
B.  False
 
Answer: B (False).
 
NCAA Bylaw - 13.2.1 General Regulation.
An institution's staff member or any representative of its athletics interests shall not be involved, directly or indirectly, in making arrangements for or giving or offering to give any financial aid or other benefits to the prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete's relatives or friends, other than expressly permitted by NCAA regulations. Receipt of a benefit by prospective student-athletes or their relatives or friends is not a violation of NCAA legislation if it is determined that the same benefit is generally available to the institution's prospective students or their relatives or friends or to a particular segment of the student body (e.g., foreign students, minority students) determined on a basis unrelated to athletics ability. For violations of this bylaw in which the value of the offer or inducement is $100 or less, the eligibility of the individual (prospective or enrolled student-athlete) shall not be affected conditioned upon the individual repaying the value of the benefit to a charity of his or her choice. The individual, however, shall remain ineligible from the time the institution has knowledge of the receipt of the impermissible benefit until the individual repays the benefit. Violations of this bylaw remain institutional violations per Constitution 2.8.1, and documentation of the individual's repayment shall be forwarded to the enforcement services staff with the institution's self-report of the violation.
 
13.2.2 Specific Prohibitions.
(a) Specifically prohibited financial aid, benefits and arrangements include, but are not limited to, the following:
(b) An employment arrangement for a prospective student-athlete's relatives;
(c) Gift of clothing or equipment;
(d) Cosigning of loans;
(e) Providing loans to a prospective student-athlete's relatives or friends;
(f) Cash or like items;
(g) Any tangible items, including merchandise;
(h) Free or reduced-cost services, rentals or purchases of any type;
(i) Free or reduced-cost housing;
(j) Use of an institution's athletics equipment (e.g., for a high school all-star game); and
(k) Sponsorship of or arrangement for an awards banquet for high school, preparatory school or two-year-college athletes by an institution, representatives of its athletics interests or its alumni groups or booster clubs.
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
October 22, 2007 Question
May a coach put special decorations up in a prospective student-athlete's hotel room when they come on an official visit?
 
Answer: No. NCAA Bylaws 13.6.7.9 and 13.7.3 state that an institution may not arrange miscellaneous, personalized recruiting aids and may not permit a prospective student-athlete to engage in any game-day simulations during an official or unofficial visit. Personalized recruiting aids include any decorative items and special additions to any location the prospective student-athlete will visit regardless of whether or not the items include the prospective student-athlete's name or picture.

NCAA Bylaw - 13.6.7.9 Activities (Official Visit)
An institution may not arrange miscellaneous, personalized recruiting aids (e.g., personalized jerseys, personalized audio/video scoreboard presentations) and may not permit a prospective student-athlete to engage in any game-day simulations (e.g., running onto the field with the team during pre-game introductions) during an official visit.  Personalized recruiting aids include any decorative items and special additions to any location the prospective student-athlete will visit (e.g., hotel room, locker room, coach's office, conference room, arena) regardless of whether or not the items include the prospective student-athlete's name or picture. 

NCAA Bylaw - 13.7.3 Activities During Unofficial Visit.
Personalized recruiting aids include any decorative items and special additions to any location the prospective student-athlete will visit (e.g., hotel room, locker room, coach's office, conference room, arena) regardless of whether or not the items include the prospective student-athlete's name or picture. 
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
October 15, 2007 Question
Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning an official visit?

A. An official visit may be made to an off-campus site 100 miles from campus if the institution is appearing in an athletics contest at that site
B. During the official visit a prospective student-athlete may receive complimentary tickets to a conference tournament
C. A multi-sport prospective student-athlete may not receive more than five expense-paid visits
D. All of the above

Answer: C (A multi-sport prospective student-athlete may not receive more than five expense-paid visits)

NCAA Bylaw - 13.6.2.2 Number of Official Visits -- Prospective Student-Athlete Limitation.
A prospective student-athlete may take a maximum of five expense-paid visits, with no more than one permitted to any single institution. This restriction applies regardless of the number of sports in which the prospective student-athlete is involved and only for expense paid visits to Divisions I or II institutions.
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
October 8, 2007 Question
May a University of Oklahoma student-athlete receive prize money for placing at an outside competition as long as the prize money does not exceed actual expenses?
 
Answer: No. Once a student-athlete enrolls in college, they may not receive any type of prize money (cash, gift certificate, etc.) and may not forward any prize money to other parties (friends, teammates, charities, etc.).

NCAA Bylaw - 12.1.2 Amateur Status.
An individual loses amateur status and thus shall not be eligible for intercollegiate competition in a particular sport if the individual:

  1. Uses his or her athletics skill (directly or indirectly) for pay in any form in that sport; (Revised: 4/25/02 effective 8/1/02)
  2. Accepts a promise of pay even if such pay is to be received following completion of intercollegiate athletics participation;
  3. Signs a contract or commitment of any kind to play professional athletics, regardless of its legal enforceability or any consideration received;
  4. Receives, directly or indirectly, a salary, reimbursement of expenses or any other form of financial assistance from a professional sports organization based on athletics skill or participation, except as permitted by NCAA rules and regulations;
  5. Competes on any professional athletics team per Bylaw 12.02.4, even if no pay or remuneration for expenses was received; (Revised: 4/25/02 effective 8/1/02)
  6. After initial full-time collegiate enrollment, enters into a professional draft (see also Bylaws 12.2.4.2.1 and 12.2.4.2.3); or (Revised: 4/25/02 effective 8/1/02, 4/24/03 effective 8/1/03 for student-athletes entering a collegiate institution on or after 8/1/03)
Enters into an agreement with an agent. (Adopted: 4/25/02 effective 8/1/02)
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
October 1, 2007 Question
An OU booster may visit a prospective student-athlete's "MySpace" account and leave messages encouraging them to come to OU?

A.  True
B.  False

Answer: B (False)
 
NCAA Bylaw - 13.01.4 Recruiting by Representatives of Athletics Interests.
Representatives of an institution's athletics interests are prohibited from making in-person, on- or off-campus recruiting contacts, or written or telephonic communications with a prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete's relatives or legal guardians.
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 

September 24, 2007 Question
When is it permissible for representatives of athletics interests (boosters) for a university to write letters to a prospective student-athlete, including a prospect's relative?

A.  Never.  NCAA regulations do not permit boosters to write to a prospect or their families.
B.  During the prospect's senior year of high school.
C.  Once the prospect has committed to attend the institution.
D.  Once the prospect has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Institution.

Answer: A (Never.  NCAA regulations do not permit boosters to write to a prospect or their families.)

NCAA Bylaw - 13.1.2.1 General Rule.
All in-person, on- and off-campus recruiting contacts with a prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete's relatives or legal guardian(s) shall be made only by authorized institutional staff members. Such contact, as well as correspondence and telephone calls, by representatives of an institution's athletics interests are prohibited except as otherwise permitted in this section.  Violations of this bylaw involving individuals other than a representative of an institution's athletics interests shall be considered institutional violations per Constitution 2.8.1; however, such violations shall not affect the prospective student-athlete's eligibility.
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
September 17, 2007 Question
If a student-athlete lives off-campus, it is permissible for the apartment owner to provide them a        percent discount on their rent because they are a student-athlete?
 
A.  10
B.  15
C.  No discount is permissible
D.  The amount of discount is at the owner's discretion
 
Answer: C (No discount is permissible)
 
NCAA Bylaw - 16.02.3 Extra Benefit.
An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a representative of the institution's athletics interests to provide a student-athlete or the student-athlete's relative or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. Receipt of a benefit by student-athletes or their relatives or friends is not a violation of NCAA legislation if it is demonstrated that the same benefit is generally available to the institution's students or their relatives or friends or to a particular segment of the student body (e.g., foreign students, minority students) determined on a basis unrelated to athletics ability.
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
September 10, 2007 Question
Complimentary admissions (or guest passes) may be purchased from a student-athlete for what price?

A.  $50
B.  $100
C.  Whatever value is agreed upon
D.  None. Student-athletes who sell their complimentary admissions, or trade them for anything of value, must be declared immediately ineligible and risk putting his/her team's entire season in jeopardy

Answer: D (None. Student-athletes who sell their complimentary admissions, or trade them for anything of value, must be declared immediately ineligible and risk putting his/her team's entire season in jeopardy)

NCAA Bylaw - 16.2.2.1 Sale of Complimentary Admissions.
A student-athlete may not receive payment from any source for his or her complimentary admissions and may not exchange or assign them for any item of value.

NCAA Bylaw - 16.2.2.2 Payment to Third Party.
Individuals designated by the student-athlete to receive complimentary admissions are not permitted to receive any type of payment for these admissions or to exchange or assign them for any item of value. Receipt of payment for complimentary admissions by such designated individuals is prohibited and considered an extra benefit.
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
September 4, 2007 Question
An institution may provide which of the following to a high school, prep school or two-year college coach?

A)  Travel expenses incurred in transporting a prospect to visit the campus
B)  A season pass to attend all of the institution's athletics contests
C)  Dinner at an off-campus site
D)  Two free admissions to regular season home athletics contests issued through a pass list

Answer: D (Two free admissions to regular season home athletics contests issued through a pass list)
 
NCAA Bylaw -  13.8.1 Entertainment Restrictions. Entertainment of a high-school, preparatory school or two-year college coach or any other individual responsible for teaching or directing an activity in which a prospective student-athlete is involved shall be limited to providing a maximum of two complimentary admissions (issued only through a pass list) to home intercollegiate athletics events at any facility within a 30-mile radius of the institution's main campus, which must be issued on an individual-game basis. Such entertainment shall not include food and refreshments, room expenses, or the cost of transportation to and from the campus or the athletics event. It is not permissible to provide complimentary admissions to any postseason competition (e.g., NCAA championship, conference tournament, bowl game).  An institutional coaching staff member is expressly prohibited from spending funds to entertain the prospective student-athlete's coach on or off the member institution's campus. For violations in which the value of the benefit is $100 or less, the eligibility of the prospective student-athlete shall not be affected conditioned on the prospective student-athlete (or the high-school, college-preparatory school or two-year coach or any other individual responsible for teaching or directing an activity in which a prospective student-athlete is involved) repaying the value of the benefit to a charity of his or her choice.  However, the prospective student-athlete shall remain ineligible from the time the institution has knowledge of receipt of the impermissible benefit until the prospective student-athlete (or the high-school, college-preparatory school or two-year coach or any other individual responsible for teaching or directing an activity in which a prospective student-athlete is involved) repays the benefit.  Violations of this bylaw remain institutional violations per Constitution 2.8.1, and documentation of the prospective student-athlete's (or the high-school, college-preparatory school or two-year coach or any other individual responsible for teaching or directing an activity in which a prospective student-athlete is involved) repayment shall be forwarded to the enforcement staff. 
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
August 27, 2007 Question
Which individual is permitted to eat a meal with a prospective student-athlete during their official visit to the University of Oklahoma?
 
A)  Spouse or dependent child of an Athletics Department staff member
B)  Boyfriend/Girlfriend of an Athletics Department staff member
C)  Parent/Sibling of an Athletics Department staff member
D)  Booster
E)  None of these individuals are allowed to eat with a prospect on their official visit
 
Answer: A (Spouse or dependent child of an Athletics Department staff member)
 
NCAA Bylaw Interpretation - Contact by Dependent Children of Institutional Staff Members with Prospective Student-Athletes
Date Issued: Aug 25, 2004
Type: Staff Interpretation
Interpretation: The membership services staff determined that the regulations regarding contact by the spouse of an institutional staff member with prospective student-athletes also apply to the dependent children of institutional staff members.  Therefore, dependent children of athletics department staff members are permitted to have off-campus contact with prospective student-athletes during an official visit within a 30-mile radius of the institution's campus. 
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
August 20, 2007 Question
What is the earliest date a high school prospective student-athlete may be provided an official visit (expense paid visit) to the University of Oklahoma?
 
A)  After the prospect has made a verbal commitment to attend OU
B)  Once the prospect has signed a National Letter of Intent
C)  Opening day of classes of the prospect's senior year of high school
D)  After January 1st during the prospect's junior year of high school
 
Answer: C (Opening day of classes of the prospect's senior year of high school)
 
NCAA Bylaw - 13.6.2.2.1 First Opportunity to Visit.
A prospective student-athlete may not be provided an expense-paid visit earlier than the opening day of classes of the prospective student-athlete's senior year in high school.  Violations of this bylaw shall be considered institutional violations per Constitution 2.8.1; however, such violations shall not affect the prospective student-athlete's eligibility.
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
August 13, 2007 Question
Which benefit below may a student-athlete receive?

A)  Co-signing on a loan
B)  Frequent flyer miles for traveling to/from college competition if arranged by the institution
C)  Reduced rate car maintenance or improvement service
D)  None of the above

Answer: B (Frequent flyer miles for traveling to/from college competition if arranged by the institution) 

NCAA Bylaw - 16.11.1.11 Miscellaneous Benefits.
An institution may provide or arrange for the following benefits for a student-athlete: (Adopted: 4/26/01)

  1. The use of a return ticket at any time after conclusion of a foreign tour;
  2. Receipt of frequent flyer points and/or miles earned while traveling to and from intercollegiate practice and/or competition; 
  3. Participation in receptions and festivities associated with championships, conference tournaments or all-star events hosted by and conducted on the institution's campus;
  4. Occasional meals to team members provided by the parent of a student-athlete at any location;
  5. Telephone calls in emergency situations as approved by the director of athletics (or his or her designee);
  6. Reasonable tokens of support and transportation in the event of serious injury, serious illness, or death of a family member and transportation to attend the funeral of any family member;
  7. Fundraisers for student-athletes (or their immediate family members) under the following extreme circumstances:
    1. Extreme circumstances should be extraordinary in the result of events beyond the student-athlete's control (e.g., life-threatening illness, natural disaster);
    2. The proceeds must be designated for a specific purpose (e.g., payment of medical bills, purchase of medical equipment, replacement of items lost in a fire, etc.)
    3. The proceeds may not be given directly to the beneficiaries, but must be disbursed through or paid directly to another entity, with receipt kept on file by the institution; and
    4. The excess proceeds must be given to a not-for-profit organization with the receipt kept on file by the institution.
  8. The payment of admission costs or a meal for any student-athlete being honored at a nonathletics awards ceremony.

NCAA Bylaw - 16.11.2.1 General Rule.
The student-athlete shall not receive any extra benefit. The term "extra benefit" refers to any special arrangement by an institutional employee or representative of the institution's athletics interests to provide the student-athlete or his or her relatives or friends with a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
August 6, 2007 Question
Once an individual or business is classified as a representative of athletics interests (booster) for a university, how many years do they retain that identification?

A)  One year
B)  Five years
C)  Ten years
D)  Indefinitely
 
Answer: D (Indefinitely)

NCAA Bylaw - 13.02.13.1 Representative of Athletics Interests.
Once an individual, independent agency, corporate entity or other organization is identified as such a representative, the person, independent agency, corporate entity or other organization retains that identity indefinitely.
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
July 30, 2007 Question
Which of these individuals is considered a "representative of athletics interests" (or booster) for the University of Oklahoma?

A) Spouse of an OU coach
B) Local business who donates to the Sooner Club
C) A season ticket holder for one of our sports
D) Parent of a student-athlete
E) All of the above
 
Answer: E (All of the above).
 
NCAA Bylaw - 13.02.13 Representative of Athletics Interests
A "representative of the institution's athletics interests" is an individual, independent agency, corporate entity (e.g., apparel or equipment manufacturer) or other organization who is known (or who should have been known) by a member of the institution's executive or athletics administration to: (Revised: 2/16/00)

(a) Have participated in or to be a member of an agency or organization promoting the institution's intercollegiate athletics program;
(b) Have made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletics booster organization of that institution;
(c) Be assisting or to have been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes;
(d) Be assisting or to have assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families; or
(e) Have been involved otherwise in promoting the institution's athletics program.
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -