In re: National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletic Grant-In-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation

Northern District of California, cand-4:2014-md-02541

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Exhibit 74 BIG TEN CONFERENCE HANDBOOK 2016 - 2017 University of Illinois Indiana University University of Iowa University of Maryland University of Michigan Michigan State University University of Minnesota University of Nebraska Northwestern University Ohio State University Penn State University Purdue University Rutgers University University of Wisconsin CONFIDENTIAL BIGTEN - GIA 252731 The Big Ten Conference 5440 Park Place Rosemont, Illinois 60018 (847) 696 - 1010 Home Page: http: / / www. bigten. org The Big Ten Conference, Inc ., and the Big Ten Conference logo are registered trademarks of the Conference and use in any manner is prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Conference. CONFIDENTIAL BIGTEN - GIA 252732 Ni Any member of the Joint Group. Any Joint Group governance group or standing committee by a majority of its membership (Faculty Representatives, Administrators Council) . a. In the event an amendment is being sponsored by any standing or ad - hoc committee, the amendment should identify the vote within the committee for sponsorship of such amendment. 4. The Legislative Review Committee. Notification to Joint Group. Not less than two weeks prior to the Joint Group meeting all proposed amendments to the rules and agreements shall be presented in writing to the Joint Group through a Joint Group legislative workbook. Amendment - to - Amendment. An amendment - to - amendment may be presented prior to or during consideration of the original amendment at the meeting. Where possible, amendment - to - amendments should be submitted in writing to the Conference office within five days prior to the Joint Group meeting. Submission to NCAA. Eleven of fourteen affirmative votes of the Joint Group are required for Conference sponsorship of NCAA legislative proposals / issues. (Adopted 5 / 21 / 96; Revised 2 / 22 / 11 & effective 7 / 1 / 11; revised 5 / 13 / 14 & effective 7 / 1 / 14) RULE 6. INSTITUTIONAL CONTROL 6. 01 GENERAL PRINCIPLES 6. 01. 1 Institutional Responsibility for Compliance. It shall be the responsibility of each member university: To adhere to and enforce all Conference Rules and Agreements, and the NCAA Constitution, Bylaws and Regulations and their respective interpretations. B. To inform its athletic staff, students, and representatives of its athletic interests of the Conference Rules and Agreements, and the NCAA Constitution and Bylaws and Regulations, the importance of compliance, the consequences of violations, and Conference compliance procedures. The Directors of Athletics shall have special responsibility to provide this information on an ongoing basis. To report in writing immediately to the Conference Commissioner any information concerning any violation or any possible violation of any Conference Rule or Agreement, or of the NCAA Constitution, Bylaw or Regulation, by any member university student, athletic department staff member or representative of CONFIDENTIAL BIGTEN - GIA 252791 its athletic interests. D. To take prompt and appropriate remedial action whenever it finds that it is more likely than not a violation has occurred. E. To withhold a student - athlete from further competition, pending further Conference action, when it has been determined that the athlete either is ineligible or competed while ineligible. F. To act in conformity with these fundamental principles: 1. Any member university which employs or retains on its athletic staff anyone who has violated, or who has been a party to a violation of applicable NCAA and Conference legislation on recruiting, or who encourages others to commit a violation, may be required to show cause why its membership in the Conference should not be suspended or terminated. Any student who is the recipient of financial assistance other than as provided for in the Conference Rules of Eligibility and Financial Aid shall forfeit all eligibility for participation in intercollegiate athletics. Any student who is induced to enroll in violation of Agreement 13 shall forfeit all eligibility for participation in intercollegiate athletics. Any member university which employs or retains on its athletic staff anyone who, upon inquiry by the Commissioner, intentionally falsifies or deliberately fails to provide complete and accurate information to the best of the individual's knowledge, may be required to show cause why its membership in the Conference should not be suspended or terminated. Any student or prospective student, who upon inquiry by the Commissioner, intentionally falsifies or deliberately fails to provide complete and accurate information, to the best of the student's knowledge, shall forfeit such eligibility for intercollegiate athletics as may be prescribed by the Commissioner. Any student who intentionally falsifies or deliberately fails to provide complete and accurate information, to the best of the student's knowledge, in the statements required in Rule 14. 9 shall forfeit such eligibility for intercollegiate athletics as may be prescribed by the Commissioner. 6. 02 CONFERENCE COMPLIANCE GOALS It shall be the primary goal of the Big Ten Conference Compliance program to eradicate willful violations of NCAA and Conference legislation and reduce insofar as possible 56 CONFIDENTIAL BIGTEN - GIA 252792 RULES OF ELIGIBILITY & FINANCIAL AID Eligibility: Rule 14. 01. 3. Compliance with NCAA & Conference Legislation Rule 14. 01. 3. 3. Ethical Conduct Rule 14. 1. 9. 1. Change in Eligibility Status Rule 14. 3. Credit Hour Requirements - Freshman Year & Start of Second Year Rule 14. 4. Rules for Administration of Progress Toward Degree Requirements Rule 14. 5. Transfers Student - Athletes: Credit Hour & GPA Requirements Rule 14. 6. Outside Competition Rule 14. 7. Waivers of Conference Rules of Eligibility & Financial Aid Rule 14. 9. Certification of Eligibility - Forms Rule 14. 11. Reinstatement of Eligibility Financial Aid: Rule 15. 01. 5. Intraconference Transfer Rules Rule 15. 2. Terms & Conditions of Awarding Aid - Summer Prior to Enrollment Rule 15. 3. Terms & Conditions of Awarding Aid - Regular Academic Year Rule 15. 5. Maximum Grant - in - Aid Limitations by Sport RULES OF ELIGIBILITY Rule 14. 01. 3. Compliance with NCAA and Conference Legislation. The Constitution and Bylaws of the National Collegiate Athletic Association shall govern all matters of student - athlete eligibility except to the extent that such rules are modified by the Conference Rules and Agreements. Any activity administered as a varsity sport shall be subject to NCAA and Conference legislation. Rule 14. 01. 3. 3. Ethical Conduct. Any student or prospective student, who upon inquiry by the Commissioner, intentionally falsifies or deliberately fails to provide complete, accurate verbal and written information, to the best of the student's knowledge, shall forfeit eligibility for intercollegiate athletics as prescribed by the Commissioner. Rule 14. 1. 9. 1. Change in Eligibility Status - Suspension. A student - athlete who is suspended at any time for academic or non - academic reasons shall become immediately ineligible upon adjudication of the suspension, and shall not be eligible to compete until the first day of classes of the term in which the student - athlete is reinstated to the institution. (Revised 12 / 14 / 92; 2 / 96; reaffirmed & editorially revised 5 / 17 / 03; 10 / 6 / 03; reaffirmed 7 / 13 / 04) A. Suspensions: Away - from - home competition. For situations in which the adjudication of the suspension occurs subsequent to the team's departure from campus, an institution may allow the student - athlete to remain at the site of the away - from - competition, provided the student - athlete no longer is engaged in practice or competition. If the suspension occurs prior to departure, the student - athlete shall not be permitted to travel with the team. (Revised and effective 2 / 24 / 04) A. Rule 14. 3. Credit - Hour Requirements - During Freshman Year & Start of the Second Year. Eligibility During the Freshman Year. In order for a freshman to compete during a term of the first academic year in residence at the certifying institution (refer to NCAA Bylaw 14. 02. 11), the student - athlete must have completed a minimum full - time program of studies for each term enrolled during the freshman academic year (excluding summer session) . Only courses that count towards full - time enrollment for which the student athlete remained enrolled throughout the entire term and completed, regardless of grade CONFIDENTIAL BIGTEN - GIA 252803