BYLAWS AMENDMENT 4
SUBJECT: BASKETBALL SCHEDULING LIMITS
Amend Article I Section F, Item 1 as follows:
1. The maximum number of varsity games, contests or playing dates an
institution may schedule is listed below. The number of junior varsity
or freshman games, contests or playing dates scheduled during a given
term cannot exceed the number of varsity games, contests or playing
dates scheduled during that term. Further, no student may compete in a
sport in an academic year in more than the number of games, contests or
playing dates listed below (this includes varsity, junior varsity,
freshman, etc.), excluding NAIA-approved postseason participation.
Number of Games/Contests/Playing Dates
30 games. EXCEPTION:
A student who participates in a varsity contest and a junior varsity
contest on the same day and at the same location is considered to have
participated only in one game. A student may invoke this exception a maximum of 10 times during an academic year
Cross country (men’s and women’s)
11 games, with a student limited to participating in no more than 15 contests. (This includes varsity, junior varsity, freshman games and scrimmages.)
Soccer (men’s and women’s)
18 games played at any time during the sport season. Three additional dates to be played only after the fall term has concluded. The three additional dates may be played only during weekends and other nonscheduled class dates, according to the academic calendar.
Swimming and diving (men’s and women’s)
24 dates/tournaments and/or scrimmages (except for the ITA exception listed below).
Indoor track and field (men’s and women’s)
10 meets counted on the basis of an individual student’s participation in the meet
Outdoor track and field (men’s and women’s)
10 meets or (12 meets if indoor track is not sponsored) counted on the basis of an individual student’s participation in the meet
Intent: To clarify that a student may participate in a varsity and a
junior varsity contest on the same day and at the same location a
maximum of 10 times during an academic year where only one of the two
contests count toward the sport’s 30 game limit.
Effective date: August 1, 2015
Submitted by: National Eligibility Committee