Rule Interpretations & Memos

NCAA Bat Testing FAQs – February, 2020

NCAA released a document to assist in the bat testing procedure and the contrasting barrel rule implemented beginning with the 2020 season. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball – Notes from Secretary Rules Editor (April, 2019)

The NCAA released notes fromm the secretary rules editor on a variety of topics, including the pitching rule, obstruction and collision rule, and pace of play issues. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – February 22, 2019

The NCAA released a rules interpretations and clarifications memo on Rule 8-5-n, Baserunner Runs to Outfield to Avoid Being Tagged. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Video Review Regulations – 2019 Season

The NCAA released for the 2019 season, the video review regulations. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – Charged Conferences

The NCAA released a rules interpretations and clarifications memo regarding the 2019 rule changes on charged defensive and offensive conferences. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – May 1, 2018

The May rules interpretaions and clarifiations memo from the NCAA covers Rule 8-2-d regarding player wearing a wristband on the belt and Rule 6-2-d – Backswing Interference. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – April 2, 2018

The April rules interpretaions and clarifiations memo from the NCAA covers Rule 5-15-a-2 – Unsportsmanlike Conduct, Appendix F – Pitch/Between Innings Clock Protocol, and Rule 6-1-d – Catch and Carry Rule. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – February 5, 2018

The February rules interpretations and clarifiations memo from the NCAA clarifies Obstruction, the Collision Rule, and Plays at the Plate (Rules 2-55 and 8-7). (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – January 31, 2018

The January rules interpreations and clarifiations memo from the NCAA covers Scheduling of Double-Headers, Batter Interference/Obstruction on a Pick-off Play, Penalty Bat Testing Protocol, Consistency of Pitching Positions, and Arguements following a 20-second pitch clock violation. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations – January 14, 2020

The NCAA released a rules interpretations and clarifications memo on Appendix B, A-3 – Scoreboards & Videos, Rule 9-2-h – Pitcher’s Use of Wristband for Receiving Signals, and Rule 5-2-f-Note 1 – Use of Technology to Transmit Signals. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball – Notes from Secretary Rules Editor (March, 2019)

The NCAA released notes fromm the secretary rules editor on a variety of topics, including hit-by-pitch, runner’s lane interference, and pace of play issues. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – 2019 Points of Emphasis

The NCAA released a rules interpretations and clarifications memo with the Point of Emphasis for the 2019 season. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – January 16, 2019

The January 2019 rules interpretations and clarifications memo from the NCAA covers Rule 6-2-d-2 (Backswing Interference) and Rule 6-3-b-Penalty (Batter’s Interference). (Download PDF)

NCAA Memo – Baseball Helmets Add-On Products

On May 8th, the NCAA released a memo reminding batting helmets must meet the standards published by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). (Download PDF)

NOCSAE Press Release on Add-On Products for Batting Helments, May 8, 2018.

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – March 1, 2018

The March rules interpretaions and clarifiations memo from the NCAA covers Rule 9-1-a Note 2 A pause allowed during a windup delivery only and Reminder: NCAA BBCOR Certified Baseball Bat Listing. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – February 16, 2018

This additional February rules interpreations and clarifiations memo from the NCAA covers the Definition of a Quick Pitch and Quick Pitch Penalties (Rule 9-2-a and 9-3-d) and a Point of Emphasis on Rule 5-2-f (Restriction on transmission of scouting or game information…). (Download PDF)
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