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University of Louisville Compliance - Ticket Office


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COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSIONS

13.7.5.2 Complimentary Admissions for Prospects. An institution may provide a maximum of three complimentary admissions (issued through a pass list) to a campus athletics event in which the institution's intercollegiate team practices or competes. Such complimentary admissions are for the exclusive use of the prospect and those persons accompanying the prospect on the visit, must be issued on a game-by-game basis, and may provide seating only in the general seating area of the facility. Providing seating during the conduct of the event (including halftime or intermission) for the prospect or their parents or legal guardians or spouse in the facility's press area, luxury suites, Brown & Williamson Club seating or any special seating or bench area is strictly prohibited.

13.7.5.2.3

Purchase of Game Tickets in Same Locale. An institution may reserve tickets, only for use of immediate family members accompanying a prospect during an official visit, for seat locations adjacent to the complimentary seats being provided to the prospect. These tickets must be purchased at face value.
13.7.5.5 (c) Admission for Student Host. A student host is permitted to receive a complimentary admission to a campus event, provided the admission is used to accompany a prospect to that event during the prospect's official visit.
13.8.2.1.4 Reserving Game Tickets. An institution may not reserve tickets (in addition to the permissible complimentary admissions) to be purchased by a prospect (or individuals accompanying the prospect) on an unofficial visit. Tickets may be purchased only in the same manner as any other member of the general public.

Interpretation:
Utilization of Pass List to Groups who are Visiting Unrelated to Recruitment: Groups that visit an institution's campus for purposes unrelated to recruitment and who receive complimentary admissions to the institution's home athletics contest; determined that no hard tickets may be issued to such members of a group; however, a member institution may admit such a group through a pass list without requiring identification of each individual prospect. (8/29/90 Staff Interp)

13.7.5.2.2 NCAA Championships or Other Postseason Contests. The provision of complimentary admissions or reduced cost admissions to prospects for an NCAA championship (all rounds) or other postseason contests constitutes excessive entertainment and is prohibited. The prospect may only purchase these tickets in the same manner as any other member of the general public.

Interpretation:
Complimentary Admission to NCAA Championship: It is not permissible, under any circumstances, for a student-athlete to provide a prospect with a complimentary admission to an NCAA championship or other postseason contest. (6/14/96 Staff Interp)

COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOL, PREP SCHOOL & TWO-YEAR COLLEGE COACHES

13.9.1 Complimentary Admissions for Coaches of Prospects. An institution may provide two complimentary admissions to a home athletics contest to a high school, prep school or two-year college coach or any other individual responsible for teaching or directing an activity in which a prospect is involved.
13.9.1.3 Purchase of Game Tickets. An institution may not reserve tickets (in addition to the permissible complimentary admissions) to be purchased by high school, prep school or two-year college coaches to attend an institution's athletics contest. Tickets may be purchased only in the same manner as any other member of the general public.

COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSIONS FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES

16.2.1.1 Complimentary Admissions for Student-Athletes. Four complimentary admissions per home or away contest may be provided to a student-athlete in the sport in which the individual participates, regardless of whether the student-athlete competes in the contest.
16.2.1.1.1 Partial Qualifier. An institution may provide a partial qualifier with four complimentary admissions per home contest in the sport in which the individual participates.
16.2.1.1.2 NCAA Championships & Bowl Games. An institution may provide each student-athlete who participates in or is a member of a team participating in an NCAA championship or bowl game with six complimentary admissions to all contests at the site at which the team participates.
16.2.2.1 Complimentary Admissions for Student-Athletes for All Sports. An institution may provide admission for each student-athlete, including partial or non-qualifiers, to all of the institution's regular season home contests in sports other than that in which they participate, via a printed student-athlete pass gate or gate list. Proof of identity shall be required upon admission.
16.2.2.2 Sale of Complimentary Admissions. A student-athlete may not receive payment from any source for his or her complimentary admissions and may not exchange or assign them for any item of value.

? HOME CONTEST AWAY CONTEST
Official Visit
(includes high school prospects, 2nd year JUCO prospects, and 1st year JUCO prospects who are qualifier and visit after October 15th)
May receive a maximum of three complimentary admissions for the prospect and those guests accompanying the prospect. May not provide any complimentary admissions or offer seating preference. Tickets must be purchased in the same manner they are sold to the general public.
Unofficial Visit
(includes high school prospect, 2nd year JUCO prospects, and 1st year JUCO prospects who are qualifiers)
May receive a maximum of three complimentary admissions for the prospect and those guests accompanying the prospect. May not provide any complimentary admissions or offer seating preference. Tickets must be purchased in the same manner they are sold to the general public.
Student-Athlete May provide four complimentary admissions in the sport in which the student-athlete participates. May provide four complimentary admissions in the sport in which the student-athlete participates. (Note: ineligible student-athletes may not travel with the team.)
Transfer Student-Athlete
In year of residence
May provide four complimentary admissions in the sport in which the student-athlete participates. May provide four complimentary admissions in the sport in which the student-athlete participates. (May not travel with the team.)
Freshman Partial Qualifier May provide four complimentary admissions in the sport in which the student-athlete participates. May not provide any complimentary admissions or offer seating preference. Tickets must be purchased in the same manner they are sold to the general public.
Student-Athlete Declared Medically Unable to Compete May provide four complimentary admissions in the sport in which the student-athlete participates. May provide four complimentary admissions in the sport in which the student-athlete participates.

CONDUCT OF ATHLETIC STAFF

Buckley Amendment. An institution is not permitted to disclose information regarding a student-athlete's:
(1) results of NCAA or institutional drug tests,
(2) academic transcripts from any institution including the University of Louisville,
(3) pre-college test scores and information relating to eligibility of nonstandard testing,
(4) records concerning financial aid,
(5) records concerning campus or home addresses or phone numbers, and
(6) any other papers or information pertaining to his or her NCAA eligibility.

10.1 Unethical Conduct. Unethical conduct by a prospective or enrolled student-athlete or a current or former institutional staff member may include, but is not limited to, the following:
(a) refusal to furnish information relevant to an investigation of a possible violation of an NCAA regulation when requested to do so by the NCAA or the individual's institution,
(b) knowing involvement in arranging for fraudulent academic credit or false transcripts for a prospective or an enrolled student-athlete,
(c) knowing involvement in offering or providing a prospective or enrolled student-athlete an improper inducement or extra benefit or improper financial aid,
(d) knowingly furnishing the NCAA or the individual's institution false or misleading information concerning the individual's involvement in or knowledge of matters relevant to a possible violation of NCAA regulation, or
(e) receipt of benefits by an institutional staff member for facilitating or arranging a meeting between a student-athlete and an agent, financial advisor or representative of an agent or advisor (e.g., "runner").

10.3 Gambling Activities. Staff members of the athletics department and student-athletes shall not knowingly:
(a) Provide information to individuals involved in organized gambling activities concerning collegiate athletics,
(b) Solicit a bet on any collegiate team,
(c) Accept a bet on any team representing the institution,
(d) Solicit or accept a bet on any collegiate competition for any item that has value,
(e) Participate in any gambling activity that involves collegiate or professional athletics, through a bookmaker, a parlay card, office pool or any other method employed by organized gambling.

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