Due to the inclement weather, the Ocean State University Softball Team was not able to begin its home game until 9:30pm. If the match is still being contested at midnight, is it permissible to continue or do they have to wait and resume the next day after 5am?
The teams may continue the match. NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199.3.1 states that countable athletically related activities may occur between midnight and 5 a.m. under the following circumstances: (Adopted: 1/16/10)
(a) During participation in a conference championship or an NCAA championship;
(b) Participation in any competition that begins before midnight and concludes after midnight; or (c) Participation in a promotional practice activity (e.g., first practice of the season).
Jennifer M. Condaras
BIG EAST Conference
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