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NCAA Says Participation In DraftKings, FanDuel Will Result In Loss Of Eligibility For Athletes

By now, you're probably familiar with DraftKings and FanDuel. These daily fantasy sports sites have spent millions of dollars in advertising as of late, and, as you're reading this, have probably aired another commercial offering a chance to win (or lose) a lot of money. But while popularity of these sites has grown due to the simple, easy access, not everybody will be able to participate. 

NCAA's Oliver Luck, an executive in charge of the organization's regulatory functions, announced Tuesday morning that "any athlete found gambling on college sports automatically loses a year of eligibility." And that includes using sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, according to Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin. 

These sites may have slipped through the cracks, offering users a simple way to gamble on their favorite sports, but the NCAA has drawn the line. 

[Sporting News]