Athletics Risk Management and Compliance Services: Current Longhorns — Outside Competition
The NCAA has rules about student-athlete's participation in outside competition (either individual competition or competition representing non-UT teams). In order to ensure that any outside competition is permissible, the Compliance office requires that student-athletes complete and submit an Outside Competition Form.
In general, outside competition is subject to the following rules:
- With some exceptions, student-athletes may not compete on an outside team during the academic year. To determine whether a student-athlete's outside competition meets one of the exceptions under NCAA rules, please contact the Compliance office.
- Student-athletes competing on outside amateur teams may not receive any benefits from those teams except for actual and necessary expenses for competition.
- Student-athletes may participate in individual competition during the academic year, if it has been approved by Compliance. In order for a competition to be considered individual outside competition, a student-athlete may not receive any expenses associated with the competition from on outside team or UT and may not participate as a representative of any outside team.
- Student-athletes should not miss class for outside competition or for practice with outside teams.
- Student-athletes participating in outside competition may not receive any expenses from UT for the competition, such as travel expenses, uniforms, or coaching. If UT provides these expenses the student-athlete is considered to be representing UT in the competition and the competition must be counted toward the maximum competition limit established by the NCAA.
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