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Published September 05, 2012, 10:03 PM

Local student athletes play by the NCAA rules and regulations

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- When student athletes come to any of our Division One or Two schools, they must comply with NCAA Rules and Regulations.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- When student athletes come to any of our Division One or Two schools, they must comply with NCAA Rules and Regulations.

There are "compliance officers" in athletic departments who insure student athletes and coaches play by the rules.

It's just a normal noon pick-up basketball game at MSUM today, but you won't see or hear a coach. While many are current players, you won't see or hear a coach. It's against the rules.

And when it comes to summer employment student athletes on NCAA scholarship, like MSUM wrestler Gerad Fugleberg, have to make sure their employers abide by rules as well. Including, paying for work that is really performed.

Gerad Fugleberg/MSUM Wrestler: "And an employer cannot go out and say we have this star athlete from MSUM to raise business cannot use that to make more money."

In addition to monitoring summer employment by athletes compliance officers during the summer. Strength and conditioning times to make sure they are abiding to NCAA rules.

Jason Sobolik is MSUM's Compliance Officer, he not only monitors student athlete recruiting on campus, but makes sure the players and their employers are on the same NCAA page.

Sobolik: "Athletes still can work provided they are paid for the work they do, the going rate and are not promoted by the business."

Student athletes are advised to check with coaches or a compliance officers before accepting employment to make sure an employer knows the ground rules.

The ballot petition incident involving 8 Bison football players is not an NCAA issue, but a court matter.

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