NCAA Rule View

Via Ian Rapoport of the Birmingham News. Click Here to view the NCAA rule page:

15.2.3.1 Dollar Limit.

15.2.3.1.1 Eligibility Ramifications — Restitution for Receipt of Improper Benefits.

For violations of Bylaw 15.2.3.1 in which the value of noncourse-related required books is $100 or less, the eligibility of the individual (prospective or enrolled student-athlete) shall not be affected conditioned on 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. (Adopted: 4/24/03 effective 8/1/03)

What does this mean? I have no earthly idea. The Ball State case seems to be mentioned, although rumor has it that the scope of this issue at Bama is a good bit smaller. Plus, BSU’s administration did nothing of great note in trying to contact the NCAA or conference officials. Still, nothing is official until the University releases more information.

BTW, congrats to Glen Coffee for his baptism this Sunday. Sad to see it over-shadowed thanks to bad timing.

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2 Responses to “NCAA Rule View”

  1. wescrimson Says:

    Thanks for the NCAA rules posting, but it is difficult to imagine that the books involved in this case were in total valued less than $100 per athlete. Two books would probably get you over $100 in value.

    One student called a local radio show and said his bools were costing $800 or more a semester. That seems like a lot, but it could have been in technical or scientific courses or even graduate school.

    Textbook are in any case way over priced. There is even some talk about Congressional hearings to expose the problems. Most likely it is the text book publishers and university professors reaping a lot more profits than they are entitled.

    Meanwhile the Compliance people at Bama need to get a great deal more proactive and prevent things like this from happening. I am sure Coach Saban has calmly explained this concept to the Compliance people and the team. He doesn’t seemed pleased about the failure of the existing controls to prevent these violations.

    This just points out the need to pay players a small amount ( stripend)to give them some spending money. Thay already pocket some money from their mileage allowance to Bowl games. ( No wonder the team likes playing in Shreveport and Nashville where they can car pool and pocket the extra money.) Guess some players thought of a good idea or two on how to make some spending money on textbooks too.
    😦

    RTR

  2. Joe blow Says:

    “Thanks for the NCAA rules posting, but it is difficult to imagine that the books involved in this case were in total valued less than $100 per athlete. Two books would probably get you over $100 in value.”

    In many cases, one book will! I spent $320 on two classes this semester.

    “This just points out the need to pay players a small amount ( stripend)to give them some spending money.”

    I don’t agree with this. They’re already getting school, room/board, and most of their meals covered. With that, they can still apply for Pell grants, which functions like a stipend for those on scholarship.

    Personally, I think it’s silly to put the blame on the system. The students should be held accountable. I really do hate it for them, but that’s the way it should be. While I think the compliance people need to be more proactive at all universities, it’s not their job to babysit the players. Maybe a crash course, and/or refresher course on NCAA rules should be conducted for student athletes before each season.


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