NCAA rules prohibit the use of any equipment other than that designed for playing lacrosse.
That rule was enacted in 1974 to ensure the integrity and fairness of the NCAA.
It is designed to prevent any equipment manufacturer from misleading the NCAA, NCAA officials said.
It does not require the NCAA to inspect any equipment.
NCAA spokeswoman Erin McCollum said the rules are designed to protect the integrity, fairness and integrity of the game.
It’s not intended to prevent the NCAA from inspecting equipment, she said.
The NCAA has not investigated the use and sale of any other equipment or the use or sale of products with an appearance of endorsement or endorsement by the NCAA or its members.
NCAA vice president of marketing and communications Karen D. Coker said that was incorrect.
NCAA officials had no idea that any other manufacturers of lacquered equipment used the NCAA seal, she added.
A lacrosse player at the time of the investigation said in a deposition that the NCAA used its seal on lacrosse-related items.
The deposition was provided to The Associated Press by former NCAA lacrosse players.
Former players who were involved in the investigation say the NCAA and its members sold products with the seal on them.
The testimony also provided information that could prove NCAA officials did not follow NCAA rules when they authorized the sale of lacquer lacrosse products.
The former players testified that some NCAA lacquers also had lacrosse apparel on their players.
The current owners of Lacrosse World Inc., the company that sold lacrosse gear, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
The investigation by the Associated Press found several items were purchased from a website that appears to be operated by a lacrosse manufacturer.
Some of those items are now available at the lacrosse store owned by the same company that manufactured lacrosse balls.
Lacrosse products also were sold at a store called Lacrosse Sports Inc., according to the AP investigation.
Lacquers that are sold at Lacrosse Store No. 1 at the Lacrosse Center in Eugene, Ore., are part of a business that has a lacquering shop on the premises.
Lacquer lacquer is also sold at other retail stores in the Eugene area.
Lacquet balls that are not used for lacrosse are sold in a box that includes a lacquer-accented marker that reads, “All lacquerers are eligible to participate in lacrosse competitions.”
It is unclear how many lacrosse fans in the United States actually have access to lacquer ball products.
NCAA rules say lacrosse ball products that are used in competitions must be sold at least six months after the tournament, and a lacquet ball must be used within six months of the event.
The rules also say lacquemaking equipment must be “clean and sanitized, with no residues or any other contaminants.”
Some players said the lacquerer’s name or product name was not displayed on the lacquer marker when they bought their products, even though they had bought them through the Lacquer World website.
The players said some products were sold by the company’s website but others were not.
One former lacrosse product designer who said he was involved in Lacrosse Nation said he never saw the company on the company website.
He said the company did not advertise in the Lacquet World ad, and he did not have access or knowledge of any products being sold.
A former lacquet manufacturer who said the NCAA allowed the sale to continue said the university does not need to review the lacquet products sold to students in order to protect their interests.
That person, who asked not to be named because of the ongoing investigation, said the student athletes were not aware of the rules.
The source also said the Lacquering World company did no testing for the products.
In a statement released Tuesday, the NCAA said that its “investigation uncovered numerous instances of deceptive or misleading advertising and sales practices on our products and services.
These violations are prohibited and we will pursue appropriate remedies.”