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Playing Rules Oversight Panel

PROP clears way for electronic communication in men’s, women’s soccer

Beginning in the fall, members of coaching staffs who are on site at matches can communicate with each other via electronic devices.

Padded caps prohibited in men’s and women’s water polo

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved new water polo rules that touch on swim caps, officiating and timeouts.

PROP approves slight alteration of targeting rule

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved an alteration involving the instant-replay review on targeting fouls in college football on Thursday. Starting with the 2014 season, if the instant replay official rules that a...

Panel approves modification to net-contact rule in women’s volleyball

Beginning in the 2014 season, a player will not be called for a violation if she touches the net, ropes or post outside of the antennae as long as it doesn’t interfere with play or is used as a means of support while playing the ball.

Division III members approve sport safety package

Division III passed three elements of the sport safety package package recommended by CSMAS by a wide margin during Saturday’s business session at the NCAA Convention.

PROP to stress one-year delay for financial, facility changes

The Playing Rules Oversight Panel will issue a directive to all sports playing rules committees to strongly consider a one-year delay when making changes that have a financial or facility impact, particularly for Division II and III schools.

PROP approves format scoring change in skiing

By Greg Johnson The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a change to the scoring format where only the top 30 finishers in alpine and nordic events will be awarded points beginning in the 2013-14 academic year. Previously in the co-...

Playing Rules Oversight Panel approves rules changes in football, other sports

By Greg Johnson The Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) during its conference call on Tuesday approved moving the kickoff and touchback lines beginning with the 2012 football season. Next fall, teams will kick off at the 35-yard line...

PROP ponders future technological rules proposals

By Greg Johnson The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel at its annual in-person meeting Wednesday discussed the ramifications of technology for playing rules. The discussion delved deeper than instituting replay rules, such as basketball,...

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