As a booster, if I attend a prospect's athletic event, may I talk to the prospect's coach after the event?
No. A booster may not contact the coach, the prospect or family members, the principal, or counselor in an attempt to evaluate a prospect.
As a booster, may I visit the prospect's school to pick up transcripts or videotape/film to send to a college coach?
No. A booster may not visit the prospect's school to pick up transcripts or videotapes/film pertaining to the evaluation of the prospect's academic or athletic ability.
During the recruitment of a prospect or prior to a prospect's enrollment, may a booster be involved directly or indirectly in making arrangements for a prospect or the prospect's relatives or friends to receive money, financial aid, or equivalent inducements, regardless if similar financial aid, benefits, or arrangements are available to prospective students in general, their relatives, or friends?
No. Other types of inducements that are prohibited include, but are not limited to
- the use of an automobile;
- signing or cosigning a note for a loan;
- special discounts or payment arrangements on a loan;
- cash or tangible items (e.g., clothes, cars, jewelry, stereo equipment, even a soft drink);
- the promise of employment after college;
- an employment arrangement for a prospect's relatives or friends;
- purchase of items or services from a prospect or the prospect's family at inflated prices;
- free or reduced-cost housing arrangements;
- free or reduced-cost services or rentals of any type;
the promise of financial aid for post-graduate education (NCAA Bylaw 13.16.1);
- the promise to pay or arrange payment of transportation costs incurred by relatives or friends of prospective student-athletes (NCAA Bylaw 220.127.116.11);
- the use of KU's athletic equipment (e.g., for a high school all-star game); or
- sponsorship of or arrangement for an awards banquet for high school, prep school, or two-year college athletes by an institution, boosters, or its alumni groups or booster clubs.
Other Restrictions that apply to booster's and prospect relationships:
- A booster cannot entertain a family, guardian, or parent of a prospect of campus.
- A booster cannot contact a prospect, their guardian or parent on an official or unofficial visit to campus.
- A booster cannot entertain high school, prep, or junior college coaches at any location.
- A booster may employ a prospect, but not until they come to Kansas as a full time student.