Playing Rules

2015 men’s basketball changes sent game in right direction

When the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee gathered in May 2015, it knew the game needed some help.

Fourth umpire approved for 2019 DI Softball Championship

The Division I Competition Oversight Committee approved a four-umpire system for regionals, super regionals and the Women’s College World Series, beginning with the 2019 Division I Softball Championship.

Team playoff format modified in men’s golf

The Division I Competition Oversight Committee approved adjusting how team playoffs are conducted in the Division I Men’s Golf Championships.

Referee stands mandated for beach volleyball

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a beach volleyball rule that mandates a referee stand with a platform, podium ladder or platform workstation for each competition court by the 2020 season for a contest to count.

Men’s lacrosse adds 80-second shot clock

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved both a visible 80-second shot clock on every possession and rule changes that allow offenses more flexibility around the crease in men’s lacrosse.

Video review challenge system approved in baseball

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved giving baseball coaches two video review challenges per game where the technology is available, starting with the 2019 season.

60-second shot clock proposed in men’s lacrosse

The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee has recommended visual 60-second shot clocks on every possession beginning with the 2019 regular season.

Mega match format to be limited to certain bowling competitions

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved the mega match format to be used only during the National Collegiate Championship, conference championships and exhibitions.

Ice hockey overtime protocols approved

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a proposal to allow conferences to use one of two alternative formats to award points in their standings after the mandatory five-on-five, five-minute overtime period in men’s and women’s ice hockey.

Format for NCAA rifle qualifier approved

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a change to the standard match format for the NCAA rifle qualifier.

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