NCAA Rule 9 – Conduct of Players and Others Subject to the Rules

SECTION 5. Fighting


ARTICLE 1.




  1. Before, during and after the game, including the half-time intermission, squad members in uniform or coaches shall not participate in a fight (Rule 2-32-1).

  2. PENALTY –
    15 yards. For dead-ball fouls, 15 yards from the succeeding spot. Automatic first down for Team B fouls if not in conflict with other rules. Disqualification for the remainder of the game [S7, S27 or S38, and S47].

  3. During either half, coaches and substitutes shall not leave their team area to participate in a fight, nor shall they participate in a fight in their team area.

  4. PENALTY –
    15 yards from the succeeding spot. Automatic first down for Team B fouls if not in conflict with other rules. Disqualification for the remainder of the game and the next game [S7, S27 or S38, and S47].

ARTICLE 2.


The referee will notify (in writing) his assigning agency of all disqualifications for fighting. The assigning agency becomes responsible for implementation of the penalty.

SECTION 6. Flagrant Personal Fouls


ARTICLE 1. Player Ejection


When a player is disqualified from the game due to a flagrant personal foul (Rule 2-10-3), or flagrant unsportsmanlike conduct, NCAA shall where possible initiate a video review for possible additional sanctions before the next scheduled game.

ARTICLE 2. Foul Not Called


If subsequent review of a game by NCAA reveals plays involving flagrant personal fouls or flagrant unsportsmanlike conduct that game officials did not call, NCAA may impose sanctions prior to the next scheduled game.