A few weeks ago, I requested the official NCAA compliance exams that each coach in every sport must take and pass (at least 80%) in order to recruit prospective student-athletes. While the University of Oregon couldn't give me the real ones, I got the football, men's basketball, women's basketball, and all-sport practice exams.
After consulting with a few members of the ATQ team, we decided that the best use of this information would be to use it as a way to help the community get through the summer doldrums before football starts up in August. We also like giving free stuff away.
Here's how this is going to work: There will be a post each Monday with five questions lifted verbatim from the official NCAA practice exams. Answer them using the google doc linked below – similar to the Jersey Contest – and the person with the most correct answers after eight weeks will win a $25 gift card to the Duck Store.
If after 40 questions there is a tie, we will break it with yet another compliance quiz. This isn't likely, as the questions will get progressively harder throughout the summer.
Good luck and remember, the trick is to think like an NCAA official. Here are the first five questions:
1. In football, when is it permissible for the head coach to make a telephone call to a prospective student-athlete who is in his junior year of high school:
A. Five contacts and two evaluations.