NCAA Drug Testing

NCAA drug testing will be conducted by the National Center for Drug Free Sport following the guidelines established by the NCAA.   The National Center for Drug Free Sport randomly selects athletic teams for short-notice testing (less than 48 hours notice to the schools). The Center also randomly selects athletes for testing based on the institutional squad lists. In Division II, every football program is tested at least once each academic year with one additional athletic team also randomly selected. Some are tested two or more times, depending on the random draw. The Center provides collectors, supplies, on-site support and administrative services for the program. The Center provides results reporting and positive-case administration.

 

NCAA drug testing programs are as follows:

NCAA Year-Round Drug-Testing Program
All student-athletes competing in any Division I & II sports are subject to NCAA random on or off-campus drug testing throughout the year (including summer).
Substances tested: All NCAA banned categories [i.e., stimulants, anabolic agents, diuretics, urine manipulators, street drugs; and beta blockers and alcohol (rifle only)].

NCAA Post-Season Drug-Testing Program
Random testing for all student-athletes competing in NCAA Division I, II or III championships or NCAA Division I-A Postseason Football Bowl Games.
Substances tested: All NCAA banned categories [i.e., stimulants, anabolic agents, diuretics, urine manipulators, street drugs; and beta blockers and alcohol (rifle only)].

 

A student-athlete who tests positive for a banned substance, as set forth in NCAA Bylaws, shall be declared ineligible for one calendar year after the student-athlete’s positive drug test. Any student-athlete who refuses to sign the notification form or signature form, fails to arrive at the collection station at the designated time without justification, fails to provide a urine sample according to protocol, leaves the collection station before providing a specimen according to protocol or attempts to alter the integrity of the urine specimen and/or collection process will be treated as if there was a positive test for a banned substance.

 

 

 

 

 

The NCAA Banned Substances List is updated yearly and can be found on the NCAA website at www.ncaa.org/drugtesting.   NOTE: There is no complete list of banned drug examples!!

 

Before consuming any nutritional/dietary supplement product, all student-athletes should review the product and its label with the Certified Athletic Training staff. Dietary supplements are not well regulated and may cause a positive drug test result. Any product containing a dietary supplement is taken at the student-athlete’s own risk.

 

 

 

 

Information about ingredients in medications and nutritional/dietary supplements can be obtained by contacting the Resource Exchange Center, REC, 877-202-0769 or www.drugfreesport.com/rec password ncaa2.