Rules

Division I adopts football recruiting, summer access rules

By Michelle Brutlag Hosick The Division I Board of Directors on Wednesday adopted five new football recruiting rules, including one that will allow football coaches increased access to student-athletes in the summer. The measures are...

PROP approves rules changes for men’s and women’s basketball

By Greg Johnson The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which met via conference call June 24, approved a change to how block/charge calls will be made in men’s basketball and added a 10-second backcourt rule in women’s basketball,...

Committee recommends more freedom for defensive players

By Greg Johnson The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee has recommended that players on the defensive team be allowed to move through any portion of their goal circle when their team is not in possession of the ball effective for the...

Men’s basketball rules committee tweaks block/charge, Women’s committee adds 10-second backcourt rule

By Greg Johnson The NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee recommended a significant focus on freedom of movement and a change to how block/charge calls will be made, and the NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee recommended adding a 10-...

Mat-side video review could become available next season

By Greg Johnson The Wrestling Rules Committee has recommended making the mat-side video review rule an option for use beginning in the 2013-14 season, except at open tournaments. Under the proposal, which must be approved by the Playing...

NCAA survey shows healthy faculty influence on student-athlete academic success

By Gary Brown A recent survey of NCAA faculty athletics representatives shows that most of those responding believe they play a significant role in influencing student-athlete academic success and that they elevate and protect academic...

Playing rules panel approves more stringent penalty in football

By Greg Johnson The Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a new football rule that requires players who target and contact defenseless players above the shoulders to be ejected, effective for the 2013 season. The change increases the on-...

New Rules go into effect for spring sports

By Greg Johnson Several rules changes are planned this season for the spring sports of men’s lacrosse, baseball, men’s volleyball, men’s and women’s track and field, and softball. The rules committees for each of those sports met last...

Football Rules Committee to focus on player-safety issues

By Greg Johnson The NCAA Football Rules Committee will examine ways to enhance player safety when it meets Monday through Wednesday in Indianapolis. Topics on the agenda include targeting the head-and-neck area of defenseless players,...

Division I streamlines rulebook

By Michelle Brutlag Hosick Division I took its first steps toward a rulebook that is more meaningful, enforceable and supportive of student-athlete success when the Board of Directors on Saturday adopted a set of proposals aimed at...

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