THE COMPLIANCE NEWSLETTER
Hofstra Department of Athletics
November 2008 VOLUME I, NUMBER 3
November NLI REMINDER COACHES REMINDER
1) As November 12th comes closer,
Baseball please submit your NLI requests to Joe at The Compliance Office has created
Contact Period: 1-9
least 24 hours prior to the date you wish a new folder on the S drive that will
Dead Period: 10-13 contain Compliance paperwork and
Quiet Period: 14-30 to send it out.
forms. The folder is named Athletic
Men’s Basketball 2) As a reminder, the DEAD PERIOD is Compliance and is located next to
Evaluation Period: 1-9 for all those teams that can participate in the folder containing athletic sched-
Dead Period: 10-13
Evaluation Period: 14-30
the early signing period. The following ules.
teams are not affected by the Dead Period
Women’s Basketball dates: When doing your playing/practice
Evaluation Period: 1-9 Cross Country and recruiting logs, all of these
Dead Period: 10-13 Field Hockey documents will now be located in
Evaluation Period: 14-30 Football
Contact Period: 30th
National Letter of Intent (NLI) Reminders:
Contact Period: 1-9
Dead Period: 10-13 How is the NLI Declared Coaching Contact Prohibited at Time
Contact Period: 14-25
Dead Period: 26-30 Null & Void? of Signing
• Denied Admissions
Women’s Lacrosse • Does not meet NCAA, Institutional or A coach or institutional representative
Contact Period: 1-9 conference eligibility requirements may not hand deliver the NLI off campus
Dead Period: 10-13 • One-Year Absence or be present off campus at the time the
Contact Period: 14-25 • Signee does not enroll at NLI institution PSA signs. NLI may be delivered by express
Quiet Period: 26-30 for at least one academic year and the mail, courier service, regular mail, e-mail,
scholarship is no longer available or fax. An NLI transmitted to an institution
Softball • Service in the U.S. Armed Forces, Church
Contact ONLY: 1-9 by fax or electronically shall be considered
Dead Period: 10-13
Contact ONLY: 14-27 • Discontinued Sport
Quiet Period: 28-30 • Recruiting Rules Violation
Contact Period: 1-9
Dead Period: 24-25
Contact Period: 26-30
NULL & VOID INVALID
Volleyball PSA is not permitted to sign another NLI PSA is permitted to sign another NLI
Contact Period: 1-9 until the next signing year during the same signing period
Dead Period: 10-13
Contact Period: 14-30
By completing a playing sea- PSA signs the NLI with an NLI penalty does not preclude
Other Sports son alone does not fulfill NLI institution, not the coach. If a SA from receiving athletics
Contact Period– 1st-31st obligation. The entire the coach leaves, the PSA is aid or practicing while serving
(Only for FH, Soccer) academic year at the signing still bound by the provisions the one year residence.
Dead Period: 10-13 institution must be completed. of the NLI
(Golf, Tennis, Wrestling)
An Interp You Need To Know
Use of Credits Earned in a Minor to Satisfy Progress-Toward-Degree November 3rd
All Recruiting &
Type: Official Item Ref: 1 Playing/Practice
Logs are due to Joe
The committee confirmed that a voluntary or optional minor is a minor that is not a November 12th
required element of the original baccalaureate degree program for all students; therefore,
credits earned toward a voluntary or optional minor may not be used to satisfy credit- NLI Signing Period
hour requirements after the first two years of enrollment or percentage of degree
requirements even if the student-athlete must complete the requirements for the voluntary
or optional minor in order to graduate. A student-athlete may use credits earned in a November 17th
minor only if the minor is aq required elements for all students to obtain the original SAAC Meeting
Graduation Rates Are Highest Ever Rules Education
The Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for Division I student-athletes and the Academic
Success Rate (ASR) for Division II student-athletes were released today by the NCAA.
According to the numbers, student-athletes are graduating at increasingly higher November 19th
percentages and are more likely to graduate than their non-athlete peers.
While it is encouraging to see the Association highlighting academic success rather than
athletic prowess, the rates also bring to light areas where academic improvement is
necessary. Highlighting success and identifying opportunities for improvement are the
only ways the Association can continue to put academics at the forefront. While not
perfect, the rates do hold athletics departments accountable for the academic success of Thanksgiving Day
With the GSR and ASR rates continuing to climb each year, it's obvious the
accountability is working.
• The aggregate graduation rate for Division I student-athletes is now 78 percent--one
point higher than last year and two points lower than NCAA President Myles Brand's
goal of 80.
• Overall, the GSR is up five percentage points in the last seven years.
• The GSR for men is up one point from last year to 71 percent.
The GSR for female student-athletes remains high at 86 percent.
Compliance In The News
NCAA Committee Upholds Penalties Assessed Against Baseball Head
Coach and Players at Arizona State
INDIANAPOLIS---The Administrative Committee of the NCAA Division I Championships/Sports Management
Cabinet has upheld the sanctions imposed against the Arizona State baseball head coach, as well as two student-
athletes, for their actions during the 2008 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.
The sanctions stemmed from the altercation between Arizona State baseball student-athletes Brett Wallace and
Ike Davis, in the moments before their 2008 Super Regional game against Fresno State University. Arizona State
University had appealed the penalties assessed against head coach Pat Murphy and student-athletes Brett Wallace
and Ike Davis. The Administrative Committee reviewed the appeal statements from coach Murphy and Arizona
State director of athletics Lisa Love, via teleconference.
“The decision to uphold the penalty was the result of the serious nature of the actions on the field during
pregame activities,” said Jeff Schemmel, NCAA Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet
chair. “There is no question that the actions of the three individuals constitute misconduct as defined in the
NCAA bylaws. In addition, the public nature of the incident justifies the assessment of a public reprimand.”
The original penalties were assessed by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee. The Administrative
Committee of the NCAA Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet is an independent committee
Southeast Missouri State Fires AD, Places Coach On Leave
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.: Southeast Missouri State fired athletic director Don Kaverman and placed men's
basketball coach Scott Edgar on administrative leave on Thursday, three days after the NCAA notified the school
of possible major violations.
The moves come three months after the women's basketball team forfeited 44 victories, and the women's and
men's programs were placed on two years' probation for major and secondary violations.
The school said in a release that Kaverman was placed on administrative leave until Feb. 7, 2009, when his
contract will end. Associate athletic director Cindy Gannon was appointed interim AD.
Edgar will keep his job title while the school waits for the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions to hear the
case and releases its findings. The school plans to name an acting coach "in the near future."
The allegations were outlined in a letter received Monday by President Dobbins from David Price, the NCAA's
vice president for enforcement.
The school has until Jan. 2 to submit a formal response to the allegations. The NCAA could consider the case at
either of two meetings, Feb. 20-21 in San Diego or April 17-18 in Indianapolis.
Dobbins said in a statement that the school was cooperating with the NCAA investigation.
"Southeast is extremely disappointed with these allegations," he said. "We consider the allegations of NCAA
infractions regarding our men's basketball program to be a matter of significant concern."
Compliance Corner Scramble Hofstra Compliance Office
*First Person to Email Joe all 6 correct answers
will receive a $10 Gift Card to Dunkin Donuts.* Lauren Ashman
Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance
Arrange the following letters into the applicable compliance/athletic term: 516.463.5228
Assistant Director for Compliance
2. PUGSROAHAT 516.463.7229
3. PLESLHACENLOTE Annie Fiorvanti
Director of Student-Athlete Services
4. TAXEREBITNFE Ann.Fiorvanti@hofstra.edu
*Answers Will Be Given Next Month*
Hofstra November Athletic Calendar
Men’s Soccer Volleyball Women’s Soccer
1st- @ James Madison 2nd– George Mason - 1pm 4th– CAA Quaterfinals
7th- @ UNC– Wilmington 7th- @ Towson 7th– CAA Semifinals
11th– CAA Quaterfinals 8th- @ Delaware 9th– CAA Championship
14th-16th– CAA Championships 14th– VCU - 7pm
15th– William & Mary - 7pm
21st-23rd– CAA Championships
Field Hockey Football
2nd– Delaware– 1pm 1st- @ New Hampshire
8th– Richmond– 1pm
6th-9th– CAA Championships Cross Country 15th– Northeastern– 1pm
1st– CAA Championships 22nd- @ UMASS
15th– Northeast Regional Championship
24th– NCAA Championships
Wrestling Women’s Basketball
8th- @ Oklahoma Gold 14th- @ IONA
12th– Wagner - 7pm Men’s Basketball
14th-16th- @ Charleston Classic 20th- @ Boston College
16th- @ Penn State
24th– SUNY Old Westbury- 7pm 25th– Manhattan– 7pm
22nd- @ Missouri
29th- @ Manhattan 27th-31st– Bahamas Tournament
23rd- @ Missouri