The NCAA opposes all forms of gambling and adamantly opposes all forms of sports wagering for the reason that it carries the potential to undermine the integrity of sports contests and it sends the wrong message concerning the purpose andmeaning of "sport." NCAA member colleges and universities have defined sports wagering as putting something at risk – such as an entry fee - with the opportunity to win something in return.
A student-athlete, coach and/or employee of the UNCW Athletics Department shall not knowingly:
·Provide information to individuals involved in organized gambling activities concerning intercollegiate athletics competition;
·Solicit a bet on any intercollegiate team;
·Accept a bet on any team representing UNCW;
·Solicit or accept a bet on any intercollegiate competition for any item (e.g., cash, T-shirt, dinner) that has tangible value;
·Participate 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; or
·Participate in bracket contests where there is an entry free and an opportunity to win a prize.
Consequences for Student-Athletes who Gamble
Loss of one year of eligibility from the date of the institutions’ determination that a violation occurred if a student-athlete solicits or accepts a bet or participates in any gambling activity (e.g., bookmaker, parlay card, etc.) that involves wagering on any intercollegiate or professional athletics team or event.
If a student-athlete engages in activities designed to influence the outcome of an intercollegiate contest (i.e., "throw the game") or in an effort to affect win-loss margins (i.e., "point shaving") or who solicits or accepts a bet or participates in any activity employed by organized gambling that involves wagering on the student-athlete's own institution, the student-athlete shall permanently loose all remaining regular-season and postseason eligibility in all sports.