Dates for prospective student-athletes signing a National Letter of Intent in 2015-16 and enrolling in 2016-17.
|Sport||Initial Signing Date||Final Signing Date|
|Basketball (Early Period)||November 11, 2015||November 18, 2015|
|Basketball (Regular Period)||April 13, 2016||May 18, 2016|
|Football (Midyear JC Transfer)||December 16, 2015||January 15, 2016|
|Football (Regular Period)||February 3, 2016||April 1, 2016|
|Soccer||February 3, 2016||August 1, 2016|
|All others (Early Period)||November 11, 2015||November 18, 2015|
|All others (Regular Period)||April 13, 2016||August 1, 2016|
The information below comes from the Compliance Office's beginning of year presentation.
If you have any questions about any of the items below or whether a specific activity is countable or non-countable, please contact the Compliance Office at 865-974-3871.
|Countable Activity||Non-Countable Activity|
|Practices (not more than 4 hours per day)||Compliance meetings|
|Athletic meeting initiated/required by coach (e.g. end of season individual meetings)||Meetings with coach(es) initiated by student-athlete (as long as no activities occur)|
|Field, floor, or on-court activity||Drug/alcohol educational meetings, CHAMPS meetings, Life Skills meetings|
|Setting up offensive and defensive alignment||Study hall, tutoring or academic meetings|
|On-court or on-field activities called by any member of the team and confined primarily to members of that team||Student-athlete advisory meetings/Captain's Counsel meetings|
|Required weight-training and conditioning activities||Voluntary weight training not conducted by a coach or staff member|
|Required participation in camps/clinics||Voluntary sport-related activities (e.g. initiated by student-athlete, no attendance taken, no coach present)|
|For cross country, golf and skiing, visiting the competition site||Travelling to and from the competition site (as long as no countable athletically related activities occur)|
|Participating outside the regular season in individual skill-related instructional activities with a member of the coaching staff||Training room activities (e.g., treatment and taping), rehabilitation activities, and medical examinations|
|Recruiting activities (e.g., student host)|
The NCAA holds Division I institutions accountable for the academic progress of their student-athletes through the Academic Progress Rate, a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete, each term.
Beginning with 2012-13 championships, teams must earn a minimum 900 four-year APR or a 930 average over the most recent two years to be eligible to participate. For 2014-15 championships, teams must earn a 930 four-year average APR or a 940 average over the most recent two years to participate in championships. In 2015-16 and beyond, teams must earn a four-year APR of 930 to compete in championships.
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For a general overview of recruiting guidelines for all sports, view the following document:
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