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Rules Working Group


This is the home page of the NCAA Division I Post-Presidential Retreat Collegiate Model Rules Working Group. Based on membership feedback, the NCAA Division I Board of Directors adopted 25 proposals during the 2013 NCAA Convention: Division I Streamlines Rulebook, January 19, 2013. The proposals became effective August 1, 2013 and will be reviewed in two years.


RWG Charge

Review and amend the Division I Manual to reduce the volume of the unenforceable and inconsequential rules that fail to support our enduring values and place emphasis on the most strategically important. The group will also recommend processes and procedures that ensures new legislation aligns and addresses our enduring values.


Legislative Proposals

 (posted Dec. 19, 2012)

This publication presents 26 proposals that were presented to the NCAA Division I Board of Directors for action at its January 19, 2013 meeting. Based on membership feedback, the NCAA Working Group on Collegiate Model Rules finalized these proposals during its December 17-18, 2013 meeting. 


Topic Areas

Commitments (updated Aug. 6, 2012)

Bylaw 11 Conduct and Employment of Athletics Personnel 
(updated Aug. 6, 2012)

Bylaw 12 Amateurism (updated Aug. 6, 2012)

Bylaw 13 Recruiting (updated Aug.6, 2012)

Bylaw 14 Eligibility: Academic and General Requirements 
(updated August 6, 2012)

Bylaw 15 Financial Aid (updated July 6, 2012)

Bylaw 16 Awards, Benefits and Expenses (updated Aug. 6, 2012)

Bylaw 17 Playing, Practice Seasons (updated July 6, 2012)



Feedback Received:  Overall Rules Working Group Feedback (July 2012) (updated Aug. 6, 2012)