The Wolfpacker

July 2016

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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JULY 2016 ■ 3 ■ WOLFPACK CLUB NEWS Allied Fence Company Benjamin Simons Daniel Smith Darryl Kendrick Harry Bennett Adams Jr. James B. Merrell Johnnie Gaylon Hardee Jon Andrew Felton Kelly F. Turner Kevin J. Jennier Kyle G. Jones Mark Bradley Mark Fowler & Amy Watson Michael Dean McDonald Northside Cabinets, Inc. Randy L Moffitt Robby Wilkerson Robert & Mary Elizabeth Brake Robert Beardsley Fulford Scott Scheve Terry L. Parrish Thomas E. & Jill Holder Tracy M. Wall William E. & Martha Cooper These Wolfpack Club donors made a contribution to the Legacy Fund between April 21 and June 20, 2016. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT! Donate to the Legacy Fund online at, by signing into your account and choosing the "Legacy Fund" option under "Pledge Category". The amount must be an additional $240 or more to your existing pledge or donation for 2016. Any matching gifts received are not eligible for double point credit. If you have any questions or would like to donate over the phone, feel free to give us a call at 919-865-1506. COMPLIANCE CORNER STUDENT-ATHLETES AND AGENTS There have been numerous national media reports regarding agents having impermissible encounters with collegiate student-athletes. The actions of an agent are governed by the professional players' associations (NFLPA, MLBPA, etc.) so NCAA rules primarily outline what a student-athlete may do in relation to an agent. Below are some frequently asked questions about this topic so you may gain a basic understanding regarding the NCAA's rules in this area. Q: Would prospective or enrolled student-athletes jeopardize their amateur status and become ineligible for intercollegiate athletics if they retain an agent? A: YES. The basic rule is that student-athletes are ineligible for participation in an intercollegiate sport if they have ever agreed (orally or in writing) to be represented by an agent for the purpose of marketing their athletics ability or reputation in that sport. Q: How would the NCAA find out if a student-athlete did sign with an agent? A: Information comes to the NCAA from a variety of sources. For example, it may come from the student-athlete or the institution, the student-athlete's ex-girlfriend or boyfriend, a disgruntled team- mate, or a competing agent or runner. If the NCAA receives credible information that suggests that a violation may have occurred, it will follow up. Q: What benefits can agents provide to enrolled or prospective student-athletes without jeopardizing their amateur status? A: NONE. Any benefits (i.e., cash or other gifts or services) agents or their firm or agency provide to student-athletes would constitute compensation for their athletics talent and abilities, regardless of the value of the benefit or whether the benefit is used. Q: Can an agent send a gift to a student-athlete's mother or girlfriend? A: NO. A student-athlete's friends or relatives cannot receive any benefit that would be an impermis- sible benefit if received by the student-athlete, with-out jeopardizing the student-athlete's amateur status. Below are additional guidelines for athletics department staff members: • No athletics department staff member of a member institution may serve as an agent, or represent, directly or indirectly, any individual in the marketing of athletics ability or reputation to a professional sports team or a professional sports organization, unless that staff member is acting in his or her capacity as a member of the institution's professional sports counseling panel. • An athletics department staff member may not receive benefits for facilitating or arranging a meeting between a student-athlete and an agent, financial advisor or a representative of an agent or advisor. Maintaining compliance is essential to the success of our athletic programs and we ask for your help in making sure the NC State is operating within the rules. "ASK BEFORE YOU ACT" by contacting NC State Athletic Compliance directly. Toll Free: 1-855-5 COMPLY (1-855-526-6759) Text: 919-675-4424 Email: Online: DID YOU KNOW ... that naming the Wolfpack Club in your will could qualify your loved ones for significant tax advantages? Donors can also purchase a life insurance policy or set up a similar plan to endow a scholarship through planned giving as well as receive Wolfpack Club credit for a will bequest. Anyone who would like to consider any of these options can start by contacting Buzzy Correll at 919-865-1508.

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