Complimentary Tickets

For an unofficial visit, a prospect may be provided up to three (3) complimentary tickets (issued only through a pass list) to a home athletics event at any facility within a 30-mile radius of campus.  

For an official visit, a prospect may be provided up to six (6) complimentary tickets (issued only through a pass list) to a home athletics event at any facility within a 30-mile radius of campus.  

As a coaching staff member, you may be provided with complimentary tickets or have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets at attend LSU sporting events.  In order for coaches and staff to initiate a request for additional tickets, the Staff Member Ticket Distribution Statement must be submitted to the Ticket Office.

Occasional Meals

NCAA regulations permit an LSU coach or staff member to provide a student-athlete or an entire team with an occasional meal (and transportation to attend the meal) at any location in the Baton Rouge area (e.g., home, campus, restaurant).

An LSU booster (or representative of athletics interests) may also provide a meal on infrequent and special occasions, but these meals must take place at the individual's home, on campus or at a facility that is regularly used for home competition. Boosters may provide transportation to the meal only if it takes place at their home.

A few important reminders regarding occasional meals:

  • SEC regulations limit occasional meals to once per month per student-athlete
  • A prospect enrolled in summer school and attending classes during the summer term may attend an occasional meal
  • A signee may attend an occasional meal prior to the first day of classes only if they have arrived on campus with the intent of staying at LSU to attend classes that semester

All occasional meals must be pre-approved by the Compliance Office. To seek approval to provide an occasional meal, please read, complete and submit this form.

PARTICIPATION Awards

Awards must be approved by the Compliance Office prior to purchase. When submitting an award request, be sure to indicate the price and type of award. Click here for the Award Request Form.

Some items that an enrolled student-athlete may not be awarded include:

  • Cash
  • Gift cards that are redeemable for cash (original amount or balance thereof)
  • Cash-equivalent award (an item that is negotiable for cash or trade or other services, benefits or merchandise) for athletics participation
  • Country club or sports club membership

If participating in competition outside the playing season during the summer vacation period, a student-athlete may accept prize money that does not exceed his/her actual and necessary expenses (i.e., food, travel, housing). A student-athlete will be declared ineligible if he/she accepts money that exceeds actual and necessary expenses.

 Participation Award Chart

Meals & Snacks

Per NCAA rules and regulations, an institution is permitted to provide the following meal benefits to student-athletes:

(a) Training Table Meal- an institution is allowed to provide one training table meal per day to a student-athlete during the academic year on days in which the regular institutional dining facilities are open.  A student-athlete who does not receive institutionally athletically related financial aid covering the full cost of board, including a walk-on or partial scholarship recipient, may purchase one training table meal per day at the same rate the institution deducts from board allowance for a student-athlete. 

(b) Meals in Conjunction with Home Competition- all student-athletes are permitted to receive meals at the institution's discretion beginning the evening before competition and continuing until the student-athletes are released by institutional personnel.  An institution shall not provide cash to student-athletes in lieu of meals during this time period.  An institution, at its discretion, may provide a meal or cash (not to exceed $15), but not both, to student-athletes at the time of their release by institutional personnel.

(c) Meals in Conjunction with Away-from-Home Competition- an institution may provide meals to student-athletes in conjunction with away-from-home competition pursuant to one of the following options:

  1. All student-athletes are permitted to receive a pregame and postgame meal as a benefit incidental to participation in addition to regular meals (or meal allowances per institutional policy).  An institution, at its discretion, may provide cash, not to exceed $15 in lieu of a postgame meal; or
  2. All student-athletes are permitted to receive meals at the institution's discretion from the time the team is required to report on call for team travel until the team returns to campus.  An institution shall not provide cash to student-athletes in lieu of meals under this option before their release.  An institution may provide a meal or cash (not to exceed $15), but not both, to a student-athlete at the time of his or her release by the institutional authority, regardless of whether he or she uses team travel to return to campus.

(d) Vacation Period Expenses- an institution is permitted to provide the cost of board to student-athletes (during official institutional vacation periods) in the following circumstances.  If an institution does not provide a meal to its student-athletes under such circumstances, a cash allowance may be provided (except for permissible additional meal), not to exceed the amount provided by the institution to institutional staff members on away-from-campus trips:

  1. Student-athletes who are required to remain on the institution's campus for organized practice sessions or competition during the institution's official vacation period.  If a student-athlete lives at home during the vacation period, the cost of board shall not be provided by the institution, other than to permit the student-athlete to participate in team meals incidental to practice sessions;
  2. Student-athletes who return to campus during the institution's official vacation period occurring during a regular academic term (not including vacation periods between terms) from institutional competition.
  3. Student-athletes who return to campus during the institution's official vacation period between regular academic terms (e.g., summer-vacation period) from institutional competition that occurs at the end of the institution's playing and practice season or a segment thereof.

(e) Snacks. An institution may provide snacks to a student-athlete at any time.

(f) Nutritional Supplements- an institution may provide permissible nutritional supplements to a student-athlete for the purpose of providing calories and electrolytes.  Permissible nutritional supplements do not contain any NCAA banned substances and are identified according to the following classes: carbohydrate/electrolyte drinks, energy bars, carbohydrate boosters and vitamins and minerals.  Below is a list of nutritional supplements that have been approved to provide to student-athletes at anytime.  

(g) Meals and Snacks Incidental to Participation: an institution may provide meals and snacks to student-athletes as a benefit incidental to participation in athletics.