The Ocean State University (OSU) volleyball coaches are finalizing their preseason schedule. OSU‘s first contest is Friday, August 28th and the first day of classes is Monday, August 24th. Which of the following is true?
A. The team can report to campus on August 10th and begin practicing on
B. The team can report to campus on August 9th and begin practicing on
C. The team can report to campus on August 12th and begin practicing on
D. None of the Above
The answer is A. NCAA Bylaw 17.25.2 states that a member institution shall not commence practice sessions in women’s volleyball prior to the date that permits a maximum of 29 units (see Bylaw 17.02.11) prior to the first scheduled intercollegiate contest (excluding the early alumni match) or September 1,whichever is later. If the first scheduled contest occurs before September 1, the institution shall count back one practice unit for each day (excluding Sundays) from September 1 (beginning with August 31) through the date of the first scheduled contest. Thereafter, the institution shall apply the formula as prescribed in Bylaw 17.02.11. An institution may not begin practice in its segment in which the NCAA championship is not conducted until January 1. (Revised: 4/28/05 effective 8/1/05, 4/27/06, 6/12/07, 3/16/15)