Question of the Week
Week of 03/09/09
Are athletically related activities for teams outside their playing
season permissible this week?
No, because it is the week prior final exams. Bylaw 188.8.131.52 states
that for sports other than football, all athletically related activities
outside the playing season are prohibited one week prior to the beginning
of the final examination period for the applicable academic term through
the conclusion of each student-athlete's final exams.
Does a student-athlete's demonstration of a skill during a sports camp
or clinic count toward their weekly hour limitations?
Yes. In an August 18, 2008 staff interpretation, it was determined that
in sports other than football it is permissible to assemble members of an
institution's athletics team with remaining eligibility for demonstration
purposes in conjunction with a sports camp or clinic that occurs outside
the playing season in the student-athletes' sport only if the demonstration
is included with the weekly hour limitations outside of the playing season.