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