Ocean State University women’s basketball team was scheduled to play Bay State College last night. Due to inclement weather, the game was canceled an hour before tipoff. As long as the student-athletes did not participate in any countable athletically related activities, can the team use that day as its required day off?
Yes. NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199.2 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)