Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP)

Playing Rules Oversight Panel

Panel approves regular-season baseball bat testing

Baseball bat testing in the regular season will occur soon. The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved making bat testing a regular-season rule starting in the 2020 season in Division I and the 2021 season in Divisions II and III.

Panel approves obstruction rule change in softball

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a rule banning defenders from blocking the plate or base before they have possession of the ball, effective for the 2018 season.

Experimental replay rules approved for baseball

Baseball video review will be expanded on an experimental basis in 2018.

Expanded trial rules for baseball replay recommended

The NCAA Baseball Rules Committee supported a request from the Southeastern Conference to allow experimental rules for a coach challenge system and wireless communication from the dugout to the catcher in league competition only.

Free movement approved in women’s lacrosse

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a proposal to allow free movement in women’s lacrosse.

Ice hockey video review rule amended

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Committee approved adjustments to video replay rules in ice hockey regarding reviews of goals scored after infractions involving offsides or too many players on the ice.

Stiffer penalties approved in wrestling

Violators of weight-loss protocols to miss eight consecutive competitions for first offense.

NCAA to follow international swimming rules

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a proposal allowing NCAA men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams to follow the International Swimming Federation technical rules. The rule is effective for the 2017-18 academic year.

Men’s basketball coach’s box grows 10 feet

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved extending the coach’s box to 38 feet for the 2017-18 men’s basketball season.

Women’s basketball moves to 4-foot arc in the lane

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved moving to a 4-foot restricted-area arc in the lane for the 2017-18 women’s basketball season. Previously, the restricted-area arc was located 3 feet in front of the basket.

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