Medical hardships & 5-year clock:

Medical hardships & 5-year clock:

Medical hardships & 5-year clock:

The basics

At every beginning of the year meeting and new student-athlete meeting, the Compliance Office discusses the five year clock for student

-athletes. Under this principle, each student-athlete has five calendar years to use his or her four seasons of eligibility. The minute a

student-athletes competes in one competition, he or she has utilized that season of eligibility. If a student-athlete was injured and unable

to resume competition for the remainder of the season, he or she may be eligible to receive a medical hardship waiver for that season.

A medical hardship waiver must be filed and granted with the Big 12 Conference. The requirements that must be met to receive a

medical hardship are as follows:

The injury or illness must occur during one of the four seasons of eligibility at a two-year or four-year collegiate institution or after

the first day of classes of the student-athlete’s senior year in high school.

The injury or illness must occur within the first half of the sport’s championship segment and it results in the student-athlete’s incapacity

to compete for the remainder of the season

In team sports, the injury or illness occurs when the student-athlete has not participated in more than three contests or dates of

competition (whichever is applicable in that sport) or 30 percent (whichever is greater) of the institution’s scheduled or completed

contests or dates of competition in his or her sport.

In individual sports, the injury or illness occurs when the student-athlete has not participated in more than three dates of competition

or 30 percent (whichever number is greater) of the maximum permissible number of dates of competition plus one date for a

conference championship, regardless of whether the team participates in the conference championship.


march 2013

February check pickup: 3/27/2013

Gambling Reminders

With the men’s and women’s basketball NCAA championships

quickly approaching, it is important to reminder everyone

that the NCAA rules strictly prohibit all coaches, staff and student-athletes

from placing wagers of any kind on collegiate or

professional sporting events with a corresponding collegiate

championship. This prohibition relates to all levels of competition

(i.e. amateur, intercollegiate, and professional.

Providing information to individuals associated in any way

with organized gambling is also against NCAA rules and is

grounds for dismissal from a team or penalty.

Participation in free and open competitions (e.g. ESPN Fantasy

Football) is permissible even though there is a possible

prize to the winner because nothing of value is paid to participate

in such leagues and competitions.

Gambling Issue

March 2013

The University of Missouri-St. Louis was put on two years' probation by

the NCAA for wagering-related violations in its men's golf program and

"unethical conduct" by its former men's golf coach.

The NCAA report did not name the coach, but in the school's golf record

book, Dustin Ashby was listed as the head coach for the period in question.

The violations center on sports wagering activities involving the former

head men’s golf coach and his volunteer assistant coach. From 2004 to

2008, the NCAA report says Ashby participated in various online fantasy

football and baseball leagues. In all instances, he paid an entry fee and

played for a chance to win prizes, which meets the NCAA definition of

sports wagering.

Penalties for the violations include two years of probation for the university

and a three-year show-cause order for the former head coach, the

NCAA report said. The show-cause penalty outlines how the duties of the

former head coach must be limited if he is employed at a NCAA member

school in the future.






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