Representing an Outside Sports Team


A student-athlete who participates in any organized basketball competition except while representing the institution in intercollegiate competition in accordance with the permissible playing season specified in 17.3 becomes ineligible for any further intercollegiate competition in the sport of basketball (see 14.7.5 and 14.7.6 for exceptions and waivers). [Bylaw 14.7.2] See the Compliance Services Office for additional exceptions and waivers.


In Division I, a student-athlete in any sport other than basketball who participates during the academic year as a member of any outside team in any noncollegiate, amateur competition becomes ineligible for intercollegiate competition in that sport for the remainder of the year and for the next academic year (see 14.7.5 and 14.7.6 for exceptions and waivers), unless restored to eligibility prior to that time by the NCAA Eligibility Committee. A student-athlete is permitted to practice on such a team. [Bylaw 14.7.1.1] See the Compliance Services Office for additional exceptions and waivers.


A student-athlete may compete outside of the institution's declared playing and practice season as a member of an outside team in any noncollegiate, amateur competition during any official vacation period published in the institution's catalog. The number of student-athletes from any one institution shall not exceed the applicable limits set forth in 17.23.2. [Bylaw 14.7.1.1]

Student-Athlete Limits as outlined in Bylaw 17.30.2for competition on an outside team pursuant to NCAA Bylaw 14.7.1.1.1.

Sport# of S-AsSport# of S-AsSport# of S-As
Baseball4Gymnastics2Swimming and Diving5
Basketball2Ice Hockey4 Tennis2
Cross Country2Lacrosse5Track and Field7
Fencing4Rifle2Volleyball2
Field Hockey 5Skiing4Water Polo4
Football5Soccer5Wrestling5
Golf2Softball4

Baseball and Softball:
No more than FOUR players from the Bison team may play on the same outside baseball/softball team. Competition on an outside amateur baseball/softball team may only occur during the summer months or during vacation periods which are outside of Bucknell's declared playing and practice season. Competition on an outside team during any other part of the academic year will render you ineligible for the remainder of that academic year and the following academic year.


Competition on an outside team may only occur between June 15th and August 31st and only in NCAA approved summer leagues. A team shall include on its roster no more than one player with intercollegiate basketball eligibility remaining from any one college and Division I and II players must limit their competition to one team in one league. The summer league must be within 100 air miles of Bucknell or within 100 air miles of your official residence at the end of the academic year. Each student-athlete must consult his/her coach prior to and must have the written approval of the athletic director prior to participating in any summer league. A student-athlete who participates in any organized outside basketball competition except while representing the institution in intercollegiate competition or in an NCAA approved summer league will be ineligible for any further intercollegiate competition in the sport of basketball.


No more than SIX players from the Bison team may play on the same outside soccer team. Competition on an outside amateur soccer team may only occur during the summer months or during vacation periods which are outside of Bucknell's declared playing and practice season. Competition on an outside team during any other part of the academic year will render you ineligible for the remainder of that academic year and the following academic year.


Limitations on the number of student-athletes only apply to representing an outside team during the academic year vacation periods which are outside the declared playing and practice season. Competition on an outside amateur team may only occur during the summer months or during vacation periods which are outside of Bucknell's declared playing and practice season for your sport. Competition on an outside team during any other part of the academic year will render you ineligible for the remainder of that academic year and the following academic year.