Status: Adopted Final
Intent: To specify that if an institution's team participates in three contests or dates of competition in a seven-day period, an institution is not subject to the one-day-off-per-week requirement, provided the student-athletes do not engage in any countable athletically related activities for two days during either the preceding or the following week.
Bylaws: Amend 184.108.40.206, as follows:
220.127.116.11 Required Day Off -- Playing Season. During the playing season, all countable athletically related activities (per Bylaw 17.02.1) shall be prohibited during one calendar day per week, except during participation in one conference and postseason championship and any postseason bowl games or National Invitation Tournaments, and during participation in NCAA championships.
[18.104.22.168.1 through 22.214.171.124.6 unchanged.]
126.96.36.199.7 Exception -- Basketball Three Contests in Seven-Day Period. If an institution's team participates in three contests or dates of competition in a week seven-day period, an institution is not subject to the one-day-off-per-week requirement, provided the student-athletes do not engage in any countable athletically related activities for two days during either the preceding or the following week.
[188.8.131.52.7 through 184.108.40.206.8 unchanged.]
Source: Sun Belt Conference
Effective Date:August 1, 2018
Proposal Category: Amendment
Topical Area: Playing and Practice Seasons
Rationale: Currently, basketball is the only sport with a legislated exception to the one-day-off-per-week requirement during the playing season for situations in which a team participates in three contests in a week. Other sports also regularly schedule three contests or dates of competition in a week. Further, a team that takes its required day off during a seven-day period in which it is scheduled to compete in three contests or dates of competition may only be left with one day to prepare for the next opponent. Expanding the exception to all sports and situations when a team has three contests in a seven-day period provides consistency for student-athletes and appropriate time for preparation when multiple contests are scheduled in a condensed time frame.
Estimated Budget Impact: None.
Impact on Student-Athlete's Time (Academic and/or Athletics): None.
|Aug 30, 2017:||Submitted to National Office|
|Sep 29, 2017:||In Progress|
|Feb 1, 2018:||In Progress||Sponsor modified the proposal to specify that the exception applies to situations in which three contests or dates of competition occur in a seven-day period.|
|Feb 8, 2018:||Ready for Vote|
|Apr 18, 2018:||Adopted by Council|
|Apr 25, 2018:||No Board Action|
|Apr 25, 2018:||Adopted Final|
|I||220.127.116.11||Required Day Off -- Playing Season.|
|I||18.104.22.168.8||Exception -- Basketball.|