Compliance with NCAA Rules
The University of Nebraska Athletic Department considers full compliance with NCAA rules an imperative and encourages alumni and other boosters to assist in that effort by becoming cognizant of the rules and refraining from any activity that would jeopardize the University’s status and eligibility to participate in intercollegiate sports governed by the NCAA. Questions concerning compliance issues should be directed to Jonathan Bateman, the Associate Athletic Director of Compliance:
Phone Number: (402) 472-4606
• Booster: The NCAA broadly defines a “booster” as an individual, agency, entity, or organization that is known by an institution to; Have participated in or been a member of an agency that promotes the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program.
o You only need to meet one requirement to be a booster
o You retain the booster designation for life • The Athletic office looks at everyone as a booster
• Prospective Student-Athlete: is any student enrolled who is in the ninth grade until they enroll in a four-year college
• Pre-existing relationship: any relationship started prior to the ninth grade
o Must keep your relationship at the same level when they become a prospective student-athlete.
• You can provide meals for current student-athletes
o The meal can’t be in a restaurant. The meal may be catered.
o The Compliance Office needs to be aware of these meals.
Everyone should review the following guidelines: