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An institution may not provide to student-athletes team travel outfits, blazers or other items of clothing that are not sports-related practice or competition apparel. Bylaw 18.104.22.168
Retention of Athletics Apparel and Equipment
NCAA member institutions should note that in accordance with Bylaw 22.214.171.124, a student-athlete may retain athletics apparel items (not equipment) at the end of the individual's collegiate participation. Used equipment may be purchased by the student-athlete on the same cost basis as any other individual interested in purchasing such equipment. It should be noted, however, that the NCAA Administrative Committee, during its October 23, 1986, meeting, confirmed that apparel items that are not reusable by other team members in subsequent seasons (subject to the discretion of the institution) could be considered the property of the involved student-athlete.
Retention of Shoes
A student-athlete is permitted to retain such items if they are no longer reusable at the end of the institution's playing season. [References: 126.96.36.199 (retention of athletics apparel and equipment), and 10/23/86 NCAA Interpretations Committee minutes, Item No. 1-(p)]
Retention of multiple warm-up uniforms
In regard to a member institution whose shoe contract provides for multiple warm-up uniforms for the student-athletes of that member institution's intercollegiate team; confirmed that a student-athlete on that team would be permitted to retain only those warm-up uniforms that were issued and utilized for actual practice and competition.
Purchase of used equipment by student-athletes
Used equipment may be purchased by a student-athlete on the same cost basis as any other individual interested in purchasing such equipment does not preclude an institution from initially offering its student-athletes the opportunity to purchase the equipment at the fair market value. Under such circumstances, it is not permissible to provide such equipment to a student-athlete free of charge even if the institution receives such equipment at no cost. [References: 16.02.3 (extra benefit) and 188.8.131.52 (retention of athletics apparel and equipment)]
Student-athlete using institutional athletics apparel during the summer
A student-athlete may use institutional athletics apparel (per the institution's normal issuance and retrieval policy) during a summer vacation period. Further, such a policy does not have to be applicable to all students and the student-athlete may use laundry services for the athletics apparel. [References: 184.108.40.206 (summer use of athletics equipment).
Institution loaning equipment to prospects during summer camp
An institution may loan athletics equipment (e.g., football helmet, softball bat) to prospective student-athletes who are attending the institution's summer camp, provided the equipment is necessary for participation in camp activities and is available to all prospects attending the camp. [References: NCAA Bylaws 220.127.116.11.1 (athletics equipment); 18.104.22.168 (summer use of athletics equipment); 22.214.171.124 (sports camps and clinics) and 13.2.2 (offers and inducements)]
Spring football practice -- noncontact practice sessions
During spring practice, an institution has the discretion to determine the practice activities that may occur during noncontact sessions (e.g., blocking dummies), provided no football gear or protective equipment other than head gear, shoes, pants and porous, light-weight jerseys are worn by the involved players. [References: 17.7.6-(a) (spring practice -- Division I); 17.7.6- (b) (spring practice -- Division II); Council 1/7/90, Item No. 2)
Wearing apparel items (e.g., hat, visor, shirt) that display logos during competition
A student-athlete representing an institution in intercollegiate competition is limited to wearing apparel items that include only the logo (not to exceed 2 1/4-square inches) of an apparel manufacturer or distributor. The student-athlete may not wear any apparel (e.g., hat, visor, shirt) that identifies any other entity, other than the student-athlete's institution. [Reference: 12.5.4 (use of logos on equipment, uniform and apparel)]
Receipt of Athletics Equipment/Apparel as a Result of Family Member's Contractual Agreement
It is not permissible for a student-athlete to receive athletics equipment, supplies Receipt of Athletics Equipment/Apparel as a Result of Family Member's Contractual Agreement: It is not permissible for a student-athlete to receive athletics equipment, supplies or clothing directly from a manufacturer or commercial enterprise under any circumstances. The committee noted that a student-athlete's family member who receives such items as part of a contract with a manufacturer or commercial enterprise may provide such items to the student-athlete at his or her discretion. [Reference: NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199]