Posted by Idiocracy on November 26, 2017 at 15:26:00:
In Reply to: Re: Signing with a Div I school posted by truth on November 26, 2017 at 10:02:16:
: : Is it a NCAA Violation for a JC player to have his tuition and room and board paid for by a school once he has signed a letter of intent?
: : This is a serious question. Please dont mention any names or schools please,
: : A player on our club team was offered this situation and his parents dropped this school from his recruitment list. They were concerned about violating NCAA rules and having their son be ineligible. The parents really dont understand this basketball stuff and I am not sure about NCAA policies
: : Thanks for your serious replies
: Who is paying for room and board? The NCAA D1 school or the JC? Calif JC's can't offer room/board. Out of state is a different story.
: Can an NCAA school cover room/board for a player they are "stashing" at a JC? I'd love to say "no and it never happens," but I'm sure there are ways around it. Is it against the rules? If you're club team is NCAA certified, you probably have access to the information.
NCAA Division I colleges and universities (as well as D-II, D-III, and NAIA) are NOT allowed to pay a JC recruit's room and board while he is attending the JC. Ditto for California JUCO's as the person posting above noted. The rest of the country though does permit JUCO's to award grants-in-aid (aka "scholarships") which cover the cost of not only tuition, but also room and board.
It is absolutely against the NCAA Bylaws for any D-I program to even offer to pay (much less actually pay) a JC student's tuition and room and board. And any D-I program stupid enough to be doing something like that right now in this legal environment, with the FBI currently investigating just such similar schemes of paying to recruit athletes, deserves to get indicted along with the other D-I assistants who've recently been indicted by the Feds in the Southern District of NY.
The parents were smart to drop the school that made such an offer. If it actually occurred and was found out, the student would be ineligible to play and the coaches involved would be fired, and worse.
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