Auburn is a small, friendly university town located on the beautiful plains of eastern Alabama, about 50 miles east of Montgomery, Alabama's capital, and 115 miles southwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Other nearby cities are Birmingham (110 miles northwest) and Columbus, Georgia (35 miles east). The Gulf Coast of Florida is about four hours away by car. Auburn enjoys a warm and sunny climate with mild winters. It has excellent health and recreational facilities and a low crime rate.
Auburn has a population just over 40,000 and has the feel of a small town with everything you would expect from a major city, except for the traffic. Auburn is a bike-friendly town with bike lanes around the University.
Opelika, a city of quaint charm and rich in heritage, enters the new Millennium with a promising future. Named with sister city Auburn as part of one of the country's newest Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Opelika is growing by leaps and bounds while maintaining a high quality of life for its 25,000 residents. It remains one of the few cities to provide low-cost electric power through a municipally-owned electric department.
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As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association ("NCAA"), Auburn University must abide by NCAA rules and regulations as they relate to all aspects of its athletic program. In addition to ensuring that all of its coaches, administrators, University faculty and staff, and student-athletes are aware of and following NCAA rules, Auburn is also responsible for the actions of any individual who is a "representative of athletic interests."
Compliance with NCAA rules requires the effort of everyone associated with an institution's athletic program -- institutional staff, faculty, students, student-athletes and representatives of athletic interests. In order to act within NCAA rules, it is important to understand not only the rules themselves, but also why the NCAA rules exist and why schools must monitor compliance with the rules.
The information below was developed to provide you with a general overview of key Division I NCAA rules and regulations. If you have any additional questions about NCAA rules and regulations, you should contact the NCAA directly or visit the NCAA website at www.ncaa.org.
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» Information For Current Student Athletes
» Compliance F.A.Q.s
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