Future Diplomats Matmen

Welcome to Franklin & Marshall! The information and links below include F&M's recruiting policies for wrestling, the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct, federal graduation & student-athlete success rates, and academic performance rates.

Also included are valuable links to the NCAA Eligibility Center, SAT and ACT websites. All prospective student-athletes should visit these sites and become familiar with the requirements to participate as a Division I student-athlete. Probably one of the best sources of information can be found on our link to the College Bound Guide for the Prospective Student-Athlete. This guide will assist prospective student-athletes in navigating not only through the Eligibility Center, but also in recruitment situations and standardized testing.

For those who want to be a Diplomat wrestler, we've included a number of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's), a link to the F&M Admissions website and a prospect questionnaire.

Prospective Student-Athlete Links from...

Franklin & Marshall

Policies & Forms

College Boards

So you are aware, NCAA rules and regulations prohibit coaches and administrative personnel from sending letters or electronic mail to high school students until after September 1 of their junior year in high school. While we are not permitted to write or e-mail high school students if they are not eligible per the above restriction, high school students are permitted to telephone coaches and administrators prior to the completion of their junior year in high school, but only at the high school student's expense.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a student-athlete enrolled at another four-year institution or if you have been enrolled at another four-year institution in the last year (Division I, II or III), NCAA rules and regulations strictly prohibit us from having any communication with you, directly or indirectly, until that institution grants our institution permission to contact you. You may obtain this permission to contact at the compliance office of your current or previous institution.

Gambling & Sports Wagering

The NCAA is proud of you for becoming a college student-athlete. It is proud of our country's long tradition of college sports. It wants to protect your bright future and the integrity of sports. That's why NCAA rules prohibit sports gambling of any kind by college student-athletes, coaches, trainers or anyone else involved with college sports.

As a college student-athlete, you must follow the rules of the NCAA. One of the rules, NCAA Bylaw 10.3, specifically prohibits sports gambling.

In clear, simple language, here's what the rule means:

You may not place any bet of any sort on any college or professional sports event.

You may not give information to anyone who does place bets on college or professional sports.

That means...

  • NO wagers for any item (e.g., cash, shirt, dinner) on ANY professional or college sports event, even those that don't involve your college.
  • NO sports "pools," even those run by your friends in the dorm.
  • NO Internet gambling on sports events.
  • NO fantasy leagues that award a prize and require a fee to participate.
  • NO sports wagering using "800" numbers.
  • NO exchange of information about your team with ANYONE who gambles. In other words, no information about injuries, new plays, team morale, discipline problems, or anything else.

NCAA rules are clear. The minute you are discovered to have made a bet of any kind on any college or professional sport ...Or to have given information to someone who does gamble ...

You are declared ineligible to compete in college sports. You are off the team.

If you accept or place a bet on any college or professional team other than your own, you will automatically be suspended for a minimum of one year and be charged with a season of competition.

If you accept or place a bet on any team at your school, you will be permanently ineligible. You risk being expelled from the school altogether, and/or being banned from other college and professional sports.

You also run the risk of being arrested and charged with a crime. That's because sports wagering is illegal in every state except Nevada. Sports bribery is illegal in every state. And even in Nevada, it is against NCAA rules for a student-athlete to make any wager on a sports event.

Benefits & Boosters

Receipt by a student-athlete of an award, benefit or expense allowance not authorized by NCAA legislation renders the student-athlete ineligible to compete while representing the institution in the sport for which the improper award, benefit or expense was received. If the student-athlete receives an extra benefit not authorized by NCAA legislation or an improper award or expense allowance in conjunction with competition that involves the use of overall athletics skill (e.g., "superstars" competition), the individual is ineligible in all sports.

An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or athletics representative to provide a student-athlete (or his/her relatives, guardian or friends) a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation.

A booster or representative of Franklin & Marshall's athletic interests should never offer, nor should a Franklin & Marshall student-athlete accept:

  1. Cash or loans in any amount
  2. Co-signing or arranging a loan
  3. Gifts or free services (e.g., airline tickets, cash, restaurant meals)
  4. Use of an automobile
  5. Rent free or reduced cost housing
  6. Money for, or a guarantee of, bail or bond
  7. Employment of a student-athlete at a higher rate than the wages paid for similar work
  8. Payment to a student-athlete for work not performed
  9. Transportation (aside from transportation related to an occasional home meal)
  10. Tickets to an athletics, institutional or community event
  11. Financial aid for a post-graduate education
  12. Promise of employment after college graduation
  13. Invitations to your home or summer home for purposes other than an occasional meal