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Athletics Compliance Office > Student-Athletes > Drug Testing

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Drug testing of student-athletes is year-round. The NCAA and Notre Dame conduct random drug testing of substances found on the "Banned Drug Classes" list. Student-athletes are encouraged to communicate any and all substances that they ingest with their athletic trainer in the Sports Medicine Office.

 


Nutritional Supplement Disclaimer

All nutritional supplements carry some risk of containing an NCAA banned substance because they're not well regulated and may be contaminated. Failure to inquire with your Sports Medicine or Nutrition staff prior to supplement use could result in a failed appeal for a positive drug test.

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NCAA Consequences of a Positive Drug Test


1st Positive
2nd Positive
Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs
  • one-year (365 days) ban from intercollegiate competition
  • loss of one year of eligibility
  • must retest negative prior to returning to competition
  • permanent loss of eligibility in intercollegiate athletics
Use of Street Drugs
  • ban from intercollegiate competition for 50% of championship segment
  • must retest negative prior to returning to competition
  • one-year (365 days) ban from intercollegiate competition
  • loss of one year of eligibility
  • must retest negative prior to returning to competition

NO SHOW = POSITIVE TEST RESULT


PROCESS TAMPERING = POSITIVE TEST RESULT

  • Process Tampering is a very serious offense. Any student-athlete who is involved in a case of clearly observed tampering with an NCAA drug-test sample, as documented per NCAA drug-testing protocol by a drug-testing crew member, is subject to the following penalties:
    • loss of at least two seasons of competition;
    • two-year (720 days) ban from both regular season and postseason intercollegiate competition; and
    • must re-test negative prior to returning to intercollegiate competition

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Notre Dame Consequences of a Positive Drug Test

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University of Notre Dame Drug Testing Program for Student-Athletes (Article VI. Positive Findings; Sanctions)

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  1st Positive 2nd Positive 3rd Positive 4th Positive
Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs
  • one-year (365 days) ban from intercollegiate competition
  • no practice or conditioning until a negative re-test confirms the substance isn't present
  • probation for duration of eligibility
  • permanent loss of athletics eligibility at Notre Dame
Use of Street Drugs other than Marijuana
  • ban from intercollegiate competition for 33% of championship segment
  • probation for 1 year
  • one-year (365 days) ban from intercollegiate competition
  • probation for duration of eligibility
  • permanent loss of athletics eligibility at Notre Dame
Use of Marijuana
  • probation for 6 months
  • ban from intercollegiate competition for 33% of championship segment
  • probation for 1 year
  • one-year ban from intercollegiate competition
  • probation for duration of eligibility
  • permanent loss of athletics eligibility at Notre Dame

 

NO SHOW = POSITIVE TEST RESULT

 

PROCESS TAMPERING = POSITIVE TEST RESULT

 





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University of Notre Dame

Department of Athletics

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

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