Outside Competition

Sports other than basketball:
A student-athlete may not participate during the academic year as a member of any outside team in any non-collegiate, amateur competition. To do so would render that student-athlete ineligible for the rest of that academic year and for the next academic year. (EXCEPTION: A student-athlete may compete outside of the institution's declared playing and practice season as a member of an outside team in any non-collegiate, amateur competition during any official vacation period published in the institution's catalog [i.e., the last date for the final exam period that is published in the institution's catalog is when the semester officially ends]. The number of student-athletes from any one institution shall not exceed the applicable limits set forth in the NCAA bylaws.) Always check with your coach prior to participating in any summer competition. Note: Division I soccer and women's volleyball student-athletes should see their coach and/or the assistant athletic director for compliance for more details.

Basketball:
A student-athlete in basketball may not participate in any outside organized competition during the academic year. Summer participation is permissible only in those summer leagues sanctioned by the NCAA. Student-athletes who are members of the basketball teams may compete only during the period between June 15 and Aug. 31 on a team approved by the NCAA. They must receive prior written permission from Butler to participate (this applies to all organized competition, including 3-on-3 basketball tournament/leagues and state games). Two players from Butler may participate on a team. Two Butler players may play on the same team in the Hoosier State Games (or other official state games). Always check with your coach and/or the assistant athletic director for compliance prior to participating, being sure to receive proper prior written permission.