The men’s soccer team at Ocean State University had a contest scheduled yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. Because of Hurricane Sandy, the game was cancelled ten minutes into play in the first half. The student-athletes did not participate in any other countable athletically related activities on Sunday. Can the coaches consider Sunday to be the required day off?
Yes. NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52.2 states that when an institution’s competition is canceled prior to the start of competition or canceled prior to the competition being considered a completed event in accordance with the playing rules of that sport, an institution may use that day as its required day off, provided the institution does not engage in any further countable athletically related activities during that day. (Adopted: 1/16/93)
This is also applicable to Division II.