1 NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199 Minimum Contests and Participants Requirements
2 A contest is any game, match, exhibition, scrimmage or joint practice session with another institutions team, regardless of its formality, in which competition in a sport occurs. What is a contest? (NCAA Bylaw 17.02.2)
3 In each sport, the team shall engage in a minimum number of intercollegiate contests each academic year in order to meet sports sponsorship requirements.
4 The minimum number of contests must be against four-year, degree granting collegiate institutions.
5 In individual sports (m & w cross country, m golf, and m & w tennis), the institutions team shall include a minimum number of participants in each contest that is counted toward meeting the minimum contest requirement.
6 In team sports (baseball, m & w basketball, m & w soccer, softball and volleyball), each game of a doubleheader, tripleheader, tri- match or tournament shall be counted as one contest.
7 To count as a contest, the institutions team shall participate in and complete the contest. For individual sports, the minimum number of participants must participate in and complete the contest.
8 Scheduled contests that are cancelled or not completed (in accordance with the playing rules of that particular sport) may not be counted.