Playing Rules

Concussion evaluation rule proposed in softball

The NCAA Softball Rules Committee recommended that any player who is removed for a concussion evaluation be allowed to return to the game if cleared by medical personnel. This proposal would be effective for the 2020-21 academic year.

Addition of 6-meter mark approved in water polo

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved rules to align the game with national and international rules, including the addition of a 6-meter mark.

Technology rule proposed for indoor, outdoor track and field

The use of technology to view video during track and field competitions is among the recommended rules changes supported by the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Rules Committee.

Ice hockey rules committee proposes overtime format change

The Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee proposed standardizing the overtime format in the sport, starting with the 2020-21 academic year.

Video review to help officials is approved in men’s basketball

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved allowing officials to conduct instant replay reviews in scenarios where they call a possession dead due to a shot-clock violation.

Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee proposes changes to faceoffs

The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee proposed eliminating the motorcycle grip and having both players start faceoffs with only their feet, gloves and sticks touching the ground beginning in the 2020-21 academic year.

Men’s Basketball Rules Committee proposes video review to help officials

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee proposed allowing officials to conduct instant replay reviews in scenarios where they call a possession dead due to a shot-clock violation.

Addition of 6-meter line proposed in water polo

The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Rules Subcommittee recommended proposals to align the game with national and international rules, including the addition of a 6-meter area.

Field hockey modifies protocols for suspended games

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a rule change regarding suspended games in field hockey.

Panel approves soccer rules changes to align with international competition

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved new protocols for goalkeepers during penalty kicks and where attacking players can stand when the defending team has a wall of three or more players during free kicks.

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