NCAA rules prohibit all student-athletes, coaches and staff members from wagering on any intercollegiate or professional athletics events. Even activities you might consider to be "harmless" are prohibited and all sports wagering activity is subject to penalty.

The following sports wagering activities are strictly prohibited:

  • Soliciting a bet on any intercollegiate or professional team.
  • Accepting a bet on any team representing the institution.
  • Soliciting or accepting a bet on any intercollegiate or professional competition for any item (e.g., cash, shirt, dinner) that has tangible value.
  • Participating in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate athletics or professional athletics, through a bookmaker, a parlay card or any other method employed by organized gambling, including pools, auctions and fantasy leagues.
  • Knowingly providing information to individuals involved in any type of organized gambling activities concerning intercollegiate athletics competition.
  • Pools or fantasy leagues in which an entry fee is required and there is an opportunity to win money or a prize (e.g., cash, gift certificates, merchandise, discounts, etc.).
  • Purposely affecting the outcome of a game or contest in which you are involved.
  • Providing information about your team, teammates, or other student-athletes to anyone who places bets on college or professional sports.

Gambling Danger Signs

  • Lots of telephone bills to "800" or "900" numbers
  • Always interested in point spreads
  • Debts, unpaid bills, financial troubles
  • Hanging out with other sports betters
  • Being for a team one day, then drastically against the team the next
  • Frequently hitting up family or friends for loans
  • Extremely defensive when asked about possible gambling behavior

The NCAA has provided a great resource for coaches and student-athletes to learn more about the risks and consequences of gambling at If you have any questions about gambling, please contact the Compliance Office.


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