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Don’t Bet On It

Don’t Bet On It

With the Super Bowl this Sunday, please remember that it is not permissible to engage in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate athletics or professional athletics, through the Internet, a bookmaker, a parlay card, or any other method employed by organized gambling.

For more information concerning sports wagering, please visit the NCAA’s interactive sports wagering website at www.dontbetonit.org.

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Holiday Reminders

Holiday Reminders

CARA REMINDER – FINAL EXAM PERIOD For all sports (other than football) that are out-of-season (8-hour weeks) during the time surrounding the fall exam period, all countable athletically related activities (e.g., practice, film, meetings, skill instruction) are prohibited one week prior to the beginning of the final exam period through the conclusion of each student-athlete’s final exams. The last day for countable activities is Wednesday, December 3rd as exams begin Thursday, December 11th. This prohibition applies regardless of whether a student-athlete requests instruction. Student-athletes may participate in voluntary weight training and conditioning activities with the strength and conditioning staff, provided the workout is done at the student-athlete’s request and is voluntary. INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION WITH A COACH Pursuant to NCAA Bylaw 17.02.1, individual consultation with a coaching staff member initiated voluntarily by a student-athlete is not a countable athletically related activity, provided any discussion between the coach and the student-athlete is limited to general counseling activities and does not involve activities set forth in Bylaw 17.02.12.1 (e.g., chalk talk; use of equipment relating to the sport; field, floor or on-court activity). [11/7/91 Official Interpretation] VACATION PERIOD REMINDERS Student-athletes may not participate in any countable athletically related activities outside the playing season during an institutional vacation period. Student-athletes may work with the strength and conditioning staff, provided the workouts are voluntary and conducted at the request of the student-athlete. The exception that allows coaches in individual sports to participate in individual workout sessions with student-athletes during the summer does not apply to vacation periods that occur during the academic year. Safety exception legislation applies to vacation periods. For those sports without a safety exception, a voluntary activity becomes countable if it is observed by a member of the coaching...

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Extra Benefits

Extra Benefits

NCAA Bylaw 16.02.3 An extra benefit is: Any special arrangement by an institutional employee or representative of the institution’s athletics interests (booster) to provide a student-athlete or the student-athlete family member or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. Receipt of a benefit by student-athletes or their family members 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 family members or friends or to a particular segment of the student-body (e.g., international students, minority students) determined on a basis unrelated to athletics ability. Please remember: DO NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING FROM ANYBODY OUTSIDE OF YOUR FAMILY OR THE ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION THAT CANNOT BE RECEIVED BY THE NON-STUDENT ATHLETES AT UGA! Advertisements and Promotions After Becoming a Student-Athlete After becoming a student-athlete, an individual shall not be eligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics if the individual: (a) Accepts any remuneration for or permits the use of his or her name or picture to advertise, recommend or promote directly the sale or use of a commercial product or service of any kind; or (b) Receives remuneration for endorsing a commercial product or service through the individual’s use of such product or service. Student-Athletes please do not give your permission to allow anybody to use your name on a commercial product even if you are not being...

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