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C.R. 7.802 (Cont.) – 8.1021

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(8), Oct., 1963) (Revised, Par. 1639, (3), (b), Feb., 1964) (Revised, Par. 1705, (2), (a),

Feb., 1965) (Revised, Par. 1906, (1), (a), May, 1968) 7.803 Freshman teams in football and basketball shall be permitted to schedule competition against

freshman teams, junior college teams, University Division "B" teams, College Division teams (as defined by the NCAA), and service teams. (Adopred, Par. 1639, (3), (a), Feb., 1964) (Revised, Par. 1705, (2), (b), Feb., 1965) (0.1., Par. 1745, (11), Oct., 1965) (0.1., Par. 1790, (2), May.

1966) (Revised, Par. 1913, (7), (i), May, 1968) 7.804 The membership of freshman football and basketball teams is restricted to first-year students with

freshman classification. A transfer student may not compete on freshman teams. A freshman football or basketball squad member shall not have had any participation in these sports above the high school level. (Revised, Par. 741, Dec., 1956) (See, Par. 1019, Sept., 1959) (Revised, Par. 1118, (5), May, 1960) (Revised, Par. 1420, Oct., 1962) (0.1., Par. 1749, (8), (6), (i),

Dec., 1965) (Revised, Par. 1913, (7), (i), May, 1968) 7.805 The traveling squad limits for freshman football and basketball teams shall be the same as those

specified for the varsity teams in these sports. (Adopted, Par. 1705, (2), (c), Feb., 1965)

(Revised, Par. 1913, (7), (k), May, 1968) 7.806 Member institutions shall not conduct freshman competition in sports other than football or

basketball. (Adopied, Par. 1936, (1), (d), Oci., 1968) 7.807 Freshmen may compete in only one football game (freshman or varsity) per calendar week (Tues

day through Monday). (Adopied, Par. 2209, (1), (b), March, 1972) (Revised, Par. 2312, (13),

May, 1973) 7.808 Freshmen may compete in any varsity, junior varsity, or freshman basketball game for which they

have established eligibility to represent the member institution. (Adopied, Par. 2276, (5), Dec.,

1972, and Par. 2295, (22), March, 1973) 7.9 Junior Varsity Competition. Member institutions may conduct junior varsity competition in

football and basketball. Competition in all other sports is limited to varsity teams. Rules applicable to junior varsity programs in the sports of football and basketball are found in 8.307 and 8.408, respectively. (Revised, Par. 1913, (7), (1), May, 1968) (0.1., Appendix A, (11), Sept., 1972) (0.1., Appendix

1, (1), Dec., 1972) (Revised, Par. 2312, (12), May, 1973) (0.1., Par. 2385, (1), May, 1974)
8. SPORTS REGULATIONS
8.1 Conduct Code.

Preface. The representatives believe that the primary responsibility for wholesome conditions and
gentlemanly conduct of all persons participating in or present when athletic events occur rests with
the members of the athletic dep nent who are charged with the administration of the athletic
program or who coach the teams which represent the institution; that by example in sportsmanlike
conduct and the cultivation of gentlemanly attitudes in players, by constant and repeated effort to
gain the support of other faculty members and of student leaders, rowdyism and unsportsmanlike
conduct can be eliminated from athletic contests.
With confidence in the institutional personnel in charge of intercollegiate athletics and in the
students and faculties of our respective member institutions, and with the belief that all concerned
earnestly desire athletic contests to be conducted in an atmosphere of high spirit but with the
kind of spirit which leaves self-respect untarnished and which reflects credit to the institution and

those who comprise it, the following code of conduct is promulgated. 8.102 The Code. 8.1021 Being aware that conduct of high order at all athletic contests in which a team represents

the member institution is a credit to the institution and to the Conference, the faculty and administrators shall, when the opportunity presents itself in the classroom or elsewhere, cul. tivate a spirit of gentlemanly conduct among students, emphasizing the need for sportsmanlike conduct at games, both at home or on another campus.

8.101

8.1022

C.R. 8.1022 – 8.1025 The athletic director of each member institution shall impress upon all coaches on his staff the importance of sportsmanlike conduct by the coach and the inculcation of gentlemanly attributes in all players representing the school. The athletic director shall feel the responsibility of the host institution to make certain that all possible courtesy is extended to visiting athletic personnel. He shall use consistently and with persistence every medium available to him to carry on a campaign urging self-control by spectators at athletic contests, particularly the students of his institution.

8.1023

Conduct of Coaches Each coach shall conduct himself during each contest in a dignified manner and
shall abstain from unsportsmanlike conduct. Parucularly shall a coach restrain himself by remaining
on the bench or in the designated team area in those sports in which this is expected No coach shall
question the decision of any official Awhen the decision is one of judgment only, bus should it be
necessary to discuss a decision with an official, the coach shall conduct himself in a restrained and
dignified manner
All comments regarding evaluations of the performance of officials made by a coach shall be forward.
ed to the Conference office. Under no circumstances shall a coach comment publicly or issue
statements for release to the public criticizing an official's performance (Revised, Par. 2227, (19),
May, 1972)
Basic responsibility for disciplining a coach for detrimental conduce during a contest rests with the in-
stitution employing the coach.
If, in the opinion of the commissioner, an institution fails to take appropriate disciplinary action, the
commissioner may initiate his own investigation. Following the investigation, the commissioner shal
nority the coach and the institution's athletic director and faculty representative, in writing, of the
preliminary findings and whether disciplinary action may be warranted. If the commissioner deter-
mines that disciplinary action may be warranted, he shall convene a hearing, and, at the hearing, the
coach in question may be accompanied by legal counsel, as well as representatives of his institution
and shall be accorded the opportunity to present evidence and to rebut any item included in the com-
missioner's preliminary findings. After the hearing, the coach shall be notified, in writing, of the com-
missioner's findings, and the penalty shall be imposed within seven days following the hearing Dur-
ing the interim period, the commissioner shall have the opportunity to review the matter with the
chairman and secretary of the Conference before rendering a decision. Should the coach be a represen-
tative of the same institution as either the chairman or secretary, the immediate past chairman shall
act in place of the faculty representative of the institution involved in the hearing
Penalties available to the commissioner may include, but shall not be limited to, private or public cen-
sure, suspension from one or more contests, or suspension for a longer period, which could be for an
entire season, including a subsequent season of competition.
A member institution or coach shall have the right to appeal the decision of the commissioner to the
Conference, giving notice to the commissioner within fifteen days after receiving notice of the penal
ty. The appeal shall be reviewed by a committee consisting of the past three chairmen of the faculty
representatives, with the understanding that the institution involved shall not be represented on the
Appeal Board. In addition, the current chairman of the faculty representatives shall appoint two
athletic directors from institutions not already represented to serve on the Appeal Board.
The institution or coach making the appeal must submit a written statement outlining the reasons for
the appeal to the Appeal Board at least 48 hours prior to its hearing before the Board. The decision of
the Appeal Board shall be final and not subject to review by the faculty representatives (Revised, Par.
2227, (19), May, 1972) (Revised, Pas. 2484, (14), Oc., 1975)

8.1024

all comments regarding evaluations of the performance of officials made by an athletic department staff member shall be forwarded to the Conference office. Under no circumstances shall any athletk department staff member comment publicly or issue statements for release to the public criticizing an official's performance. (Renumbered and revised, Par. 2484. (15), Oct., 1975)

8.1025

Films shall not be used by coaches for the public criticism of officials or officiating: specifically, this prohibits the use of institutional films for the purpose of producing loops for celevision purposes or newspaper still shots depicting officiating calls.

C.R. 8.1026 -8.201 8.1026 Coaches shall not contact officials directly through correspondence or telephone, and all matters per

taining to officials or officiating shall be directed only to the Conference office. 8. 1027 Sports information directors shall make no references whatsoever to officiating in institutional press

releases.

8.1028 The officials of each institution, particularly the athletic director and his staff, shall employ such

means as are necessary to eliminate all smoking at indoor achletic contests and to eliminate the drinking of intoxicants at all contests.

8.1029 Players must kneel on the ground or remain seated on the bench except on kickoffs or when prepar

ing to enter the game. Sidelines are to be free of all individuals who do not belong there. (Revised,

Par. 660, Dec., 1955) 8.103 Conduct of Student-Athletes. It shall be the responsibility of each member institution to impress

upon its student-athletes the importance of properly representing themselves and their institution
during the conduct of intercollegiate athletic competition. Flagrant misconduct by a student-athlete
shall subject the individual to disciplinary action by his institution and/or the Conference. Acts of
flagrant misconduct may include but not be limited to striking an official, opposing coach or
player(s), inciting a riot, and use of obscene gestures or offensive language towards officials or
spectators.
If, in the opinion of the commissioner, the member institucion fails to take appropriate disciplinary action in
cases involving an act of flagrant misconduct by one of its achleces, the commissioner may initiate his own in-
vestigacion. During the course of his investigation, the commissioner shall be authorized to conduct an im-
mediace hearing in order to review the evidence. If it is not possible to conduct an immediace hearing, the com-
missioner shall have the authority to impose a summary suspension pending a hearing. If the commissioner
issues a summary suspension, a full hearing must be conducted within cen days after the issuance of such
suspension. Following completion of his investigation, the commissioner may assess a penalty if he determines
that the circumstances warrant such action.
Penalties available to the commissioner shall include reprimanding the offending athlete, temporarily suspend-
ing the athlete from practice and competition for a specific period, or permanent ineligibility as a represen-
cative of a Conference member.
A member institution or student-athlete shall have the right to appeal the decision of the commis-
sioner to the Conference, giving notice to the commissioner within fifteen days after receiving
notice of the penalty. The appeal shall be reviewed by a committee consisting of the past three
chairmen of the faculty representatives, with the understanding that the institution involved shall
not be represented on the Appeal Board. In addition, the current chairman of the faculty repre-
sentatives shall appoint two athletic directors from institutions not already represented to serve on
the Appeal Board.
The institution or student-athlete making the appeal must submit a written statement outlining its
reasons for the appeal to the Appeal Board at least 48 hours prior to its hearing before the Board.
The decision of the Appeal Board shall be final and not subject to review by the faculty
representatives.

(Adopted, Par. 2227, (20), May, 1972) (0.1.. Par. 2228, (7), May, 1972)

8.2 Recognized Sports. The recognized sports are baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf,

gymnastics, swimming, tennis, track (indoor track and outdoor track), and wrestling. Sports not recognized by the Conference are not subject to the regulations of this Conference. (Revised, Par. 1231, May, 1961) (Revised, Par. 1567, May, 1963) (Revised, Par. 1847, (6), (a), May, 1967) (O.1., Par. 1847, (6), (b), May,

1967) (Revised, Par. 2183, (14), Dec., 1971) (O.I., Appendix B, (11), Oct., 1973) 8.201 When a member institution adds a Conference recognized sport to its intercollegiate program, the

commissioner must be notified by September 1 if the institution is to be eligible for the Conference championship in that sport during the ensuing academic year. (Adopted, Par. 2613, (4), May, 1977)

C.R. 8.3. 8.3075

8.3 Football. 8.301 Team Personnel. The traveling squad for both Conference and non-Conference football games

shall be limited to 55 players, who are to be named before the team leaves its own campus. This limitation does not apply to post-season competition. (Revised, Par. 1705, (8), (a), Feb., 1965) (Revised, Par. 1749, (7), (a), Dec., 1965) (Revised, Par. 1815, (1), (a), Dec., 1966) (Revised, Par. 2128, (6), (b), (i), Feb., 1971) (Revised, Par. 2183, (21), Dec., 1971) (Revised, Por. 2335, (3),

Dec., 1973) 8.302 Schedules. The maximum number of games which may be scheduled per season shall be 11. A

member institution in good standing with the NCAA and this Conference may play one football game only each year against the University of Hawaii in Hawaii or against the University of Alaska in Alaska in addition to the 11 regularly scheduled games, provided the game in Hawaii or Alaska be played prior to December 10. (Revised, Par. 1172, Dec., 1960) (Revised, Par. 2044, (4), Ja.,

1970) (0.1., Par. 2342, (2), Dec., 1973) (NCAA, By-Laws, Art. 3, Sec. 3, (a), (b), and (d)) 8.303

Officials. Officials shall be required to spend the night before a foodall game in the area of the playing site and shall be paid a fee of $200 plus $40 per diem and a mileage allowance of 300 per mile. Standard five-man officiating crews shall be utilized for freshman football games, and the officiating fee for such games shall be $50 per man. Split-crew officiating assignments shall be made for all non-Conference football games. (Revised, Par. 1603, (7), (a), Dec., 1963) (Revised, Par. 1717, (9), May, 1965) (Revised, Par. 1815, (1), (e), Dern 1966) (Revised, Par. 1898, (8), March, 1968) (Revised, Par. 1970, (2), Feb., 1969) (Revised, Par. 2018. (1), Oc., 1969) (Revised, Par. 2137, (5), Feb., 1971) (Revised, Par. 2303, (5), May, 1973) (Revised, Par. 2407, (10), Oct., 1974) (Revised, Par. 2441, (4), Feb., 1975) (Revised, Par. 2342, (4) and (5), Feb., 1976)

8.304 Uniforms. The color of uniforms shall be: At home-school color jerseys; Away from home

white jerseys. All schools shall conform to the Rules Committee's recommendation on jersey numbering by position. The numbers shall correspond on both sets and shall be correct according to the game program. Helmets shall be numbered the same as jersey numbers. Three-inch numbers

are recommended. (Revised, Par. 851, (3), Oct., 1957) 8.305 Scouting Scouting of Conference teams shall be restricted to one man once for each school. There

are no restrictions in the scouting of non-Conference opponents, except that, in games in which the scouts would be able to observe the play of a Conference opponent which has not yet been played that season, scouting is limited to one man. Each coach shall file with his athletic director a complete scouting schedule prior to the first game. There may be a free exchange of films. (Revised, Par. 477, Dec., 1953) (Revised, Par. 697, May, 1956) (Revised, Par. 796, May, 1957) (Revised, Par. 920, (3), May, 1958) (Revised, Par. 934, Oct., 1958) (0.1., Appendix

C, (8), May, 1973) 8.306 Freshman and/or Junior Varsity Competition. No member institution shall schedule more than five

freshman or junior varsity football games per season. In no instance may a student-athlete engage in more than 11 regular-season football games (either varsiry, freshman, or junior varsity) except where permitted in accordance with Conference Rule 8.302. There shall be no restriction placed upon participation during a calendar week. (Adopted, Par., 2227, (16), May, 1972) (Revised, Par. 2295, (29), March, 1973) (Revised, Par.

2312, (13), May, 1973) (Revised, Par. 2421, (5), Dec., 1974) (Revised, Par. 2566, (2), May, 1976) 8.307 Junior Varsity Games. Playing of junior varsity games will be permitted under the following

conditions: 8.3071 Playing of junior varsity games shall be optional and not obligatory on any member school.

(0.1., Par. 2385, (1), May, 1974) 8.3072 No student shall compete in a greater number of games in one season than is permitted

under the rules for the varsity team. 8.3073 Participants shall meet all the requirements as to eligibility. 8.3074 Competition on a junior varsity team shall be coanted the same as other competition with

respect to future eligibility. 8.3075 Junior varsity games must be played on the campus of one of the two competing institutions.

C.R. 8.3076 - 8.314

8.3076 The same regulations shall apply to junior varsity games as apply to varsity games.

(Revised, Par. 2312, (13), May, 1973) 8.308 Official Ball. The NCAA official football playing rules shall apply in the designation of a game ball.

(Revised, Par. 1466, Dec., 1962) (Revised, Par. 2324, (6), Oct., 1973) 8.309 Starting Time of Practice. A member institution may elect any one of the following for its first

pre-season practice in football in any year and shall not commence practice prior to the date so
elected:
(1) The nineteenth day before its first scheduled intercollegiate game; or
(2) The twenty-second day before the next-to-last Saturday in September; or
(3) That date which will permit a maximum of 29 "practice opportunities' prior to its first

scheduled intercollegiate game. (In determining the number of "practice opportunities," Sun-
days will be excluded from the counting, but otherwise there shall be counted: (a) one
for each day beginning with the opening of classes, (b) one for each day classes are not
in session in the week of the first scheduled intercollegiate game, and (c) two for each

other day in the pre-season practice period.) Physical activity during the first three days of the pre-season practice period shall be limited to non-contact conditioning drills. No football gear or protective equipment other than headgear, shoes, and porous, light-weight jerseys and pants shall be worn by players during practice sessions in this three-day period. Equipment may be issued and pictures taken one day prior to starting time of practice. In the event this day falls on Sunday, the preceding Saturday may be used for equipment and pictures. (Revised, Par. S22, May, 1954) (Revised, Par. 568, (a), Dec., 1994) (Revised, Par. 1675, August, 1964) (Revised, Par. 1682, (2), (f), Oct., 1964) (Revised, Par. 1944, (2), Dec., 1968) (Revised, Par. 2056, (3), Feb., 1970) (Revised, Par. 2209, (1), (a), March, 1972) (Revised, Par. 2312, (14), May, 1973) (0.1., Appendix B. (13), Oct.,

1973) (0.1., Appendix A, (5), Oct. 1974) (NCAA, By-Laws, Art. 3, Sec. 1, (a) and (c), and O.I. 301) 8.310 Out-of-Season Practice. Organized out-of-season practice shall be limited to 20 sessions in a period

of 36 calendar days, vacation and final-examination days excluded. Engaging in any or all of the following activities on any day constitutes a practice session and must be counted as one of the allowed 20 sessions whether the participants are uniformed or not: (NCAA, By-Laws, Art. 3, Sec.

4, (a), and 0.1. 310, 311, 312, 313) 8.3101 Field (or floor) practice. 8.3102 Chalk talk. 8.3103 Lecture or discussion or showing of motion pictures. (Revised, Par. 1653, (5), (1), May,

1964) The duration and distribution of these activities on any day are to be determined by the institution itself, subject to controlling legislation by the Conference. (NCAA, By-Laws, Art. 3, Sec. 4, 0.1. 310

through 313) ) 8.311 Alumni Game. One varsity-alumni football game shall be permitted within the prescribed 36-day

period of spring practice. (NCAA, By-Laws, Art. 3, Sec. 2, (b), (2)) 8.312 Rules and Regulations. NCAA rules and regulations shall be followed. 8.313 Conference Championship. The championship shall be awarded on a percentage basis. Tied games

shall count as one-half game won and one-half game lost. Percentages shall be figured on the Conference games played. No team playing less than seven Conference games shall be considered for the championship unless circumstances over which the member has no control prevent the play

ing of seven games. (Revised, Par. 1136, Seps., 1960) 8.314 Provisions for Visiting Team. The home team shall deliver to the visiting team dressing room, prior to game

time, a minimum of 50 game programs, two blackboards, 100 towels, crushed ice, carbonated beverages, a stretcher, and mats or mattresses. Any other items required shall be the responsibility of the visiting (eam. (Adopred, Par. 1057, (17), Dec., 1959) (Revised, Par. 1311, Dec., 1961) (Revised, Par. 2421, (6), Dec., 1974)

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