Board of Trustees Policy  1701.1

PARTICIPATION IN POST-SEASON ATHLETIC EVENTS

The original PDF version of this policy is linked from the revised date below.

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas to encourage the participation of its intercollegiate athletic teams in post-season competition. This statement outlines general guidelines governing the participation of the football team in bowl games and the men's and women's athletic team(s) in post-conference tournaments as well as specified achievements in all sports.

I.         FOOTBALL

(A) Bowl Participation

Possible bowl invitations will be considered by the Director of Athletics and the Head Football Coach, and then presented to the Faculty Athletic Committee and to the Chancellor. The Director of Athletics will receive the official bowl invitations. The decision to accept or reject a bowl invitation will be made by the Chancellor and transmitted to the bowl representatives by the Director of Athletics. All bowl arrangements will be coordinated by the Director of Athletics.

(B) Financing

It is expected that all post-season games will be self-supporting. The general guidelines of the appropriate conference and the regulations of the NCAA or the NAIA for UAM and UAPB shall be followed.

(C) University Representatives

In addition to the coaches, team, and others directly involved in the football program and their spouses, the President, the Chancellor, the Board of Trustees, the Director of Athletics, other University officials, and their spouses will be invited to attend the bowl activities as representatives of the University.

The Chancellor, after consultation with the Director of Athletics, will determine the composition of the official party and will extend appropriate invitations on behalf of the University, except that invitations for the Board of Trustees will be routed through the President.

The Director of Athletics, upon approval of the Chancellor, may also invite representatives of the University departments which provide supportive services to the Department of Athletics.

(D) Compensation

In recognition of the extra work involved with bowl activities, and in accordance with NCAA 11.3.2.3 the Department of Athletics may provide additional compensation not to exceed one month's salary for Athletic Department personnel recommended by the Director of Athletics and approved by the Chancellor. Such compensation will be paid from contributions from sources other than public funds and shall be consistent with applicable law.

II.       OTHER SPORTS

(A) Compensation

In order to promote exceptional achievement in the total sports program, the athletic departments may provide additional compensation for Athletic Department personnel for specific and extraordinary achievement. Such compensation shall be recommended by the Director of Athletics and approved by the Chancellor. Staff to be included in such compensation shall be confined to those of the particular sport. Further, such compensation shall be in accordance with NCAA 11.3.2.3, and shall be paid from contributions from sources other than public funds. Compensation shall not exceed one month's salary and shall be consistent with applicable law.

(B) University Representatives

In addition to the coaches, team, and others directly involved in the program and their spouses, the President, the Chancellor, the Board of Trustees, the Director of Athletics, other University officials, and their spouses will be invited to attend post-season games as representatives of the University.

III.     ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION FOR MARCHING BAND PERSONNEL

On the recommendation of the Director of Athletics, the Chancellor may approve additional compensation for marching band personnel not to exceed one-half month's salary. Such participation shall be for extra work on behalf of post-season play, and shall be paid from contributions from sources other than public funds and shall be consistent with applicable law.

IV.     GENERAL

The Athletic Department of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville is expected to be highly competitive with the members of the Southeastern Conference. As such, it is critical that maximum effort is achieved from staff toward this end. Therefore, the Athletic Director may, with consultation and consent of the Chancellor, and consistent with applicable law, award additional compensation due to outstanding effort in accomplishing the goals and aims of the Athletic Department. Such compensation may be awarded only in conjunction with post-season competition.

September 7, 2012 (Revised)
September 24, 1993 (Revised)
April 15, 1983 (Revised)
December 20, 1979 (Revised)
September 8, 1978