Daily Compliance Item- 10.6.16- 17.1.7.4.2- Cancelled Competition and Required Day Off

The women’s soccer team at James River Institute has a home game tomorrow night. With Hurricane Matthew looming off the coast, there is a chance the game will not be completed and/or played at all. Both teams would like to play the game if possible. Which of the following is true regarding the required day off?

 

A. Regardless of whether the game is cancelled prior to the competition being considered a completed event, the student-athletes cannot use that day as a day off.

 

B. If the competition is cancelled after the teams have warmed up but prior to the start of the game, the student-athletes may count the day as a required day off as long as they do not participate in any further countable athletically related activities.

 

C. If the game is cancelled prior to the competition being considered a completed event, the student-athletes may use the day as their required day off as long as they do not participate in any further countable athletically related activities.

 

D. Both B and C

 

The answer is D. NCAA Bylaw 17.1.7.4.2 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)

Jennifer M. Condaras
Deputy Commissioner, NCAA Relations & Administration
Colonial Athletic Association

The opinions expressed in the Daily Compliance Item are the author’s and the author’s alone, and are not endorsed by The COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION or JumpForward. The Daily Compliance Item is not a substitute for a compliance office, case specific research, or the NCAA Bylaws. Do some homework, ask around, and get it right.

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