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Basketball Rules

Basketball Rules

-Games start every hour (20 minute halves)

-Running clock thru first half-2, 30-sec. timeouts per half

-5 minute half time

Clock stops for:

-Time-outs

-out of play ONLY for last 2 min. of 2nd half

-Regular college basketball rules apply except:

1.  Technical fouls:  See rules regarding unsportsmanlike conduct.

2.  All substitutions must be made on a dead ball.

3.  When a team forfeits its third game of the season they will forfeit the remainder of their schedule and will not participate in the post season tournament.

-Game can start with 4 players

-Only 2 varsity athletes or faculty/staff on a men's team roster

 -Only 3 varsity athletes or faculty/staff on a women's team roster (one time trial rule for women's basketball only)

 -All players must be a current student or staff at NNU

 -Only players on a team's roster may be allowed to play, unless agreed upon by both teams prior to the game.  This agreement must also be clearly understood by the refs/intramural staff at the game.  If a team plays with illegal players the team will be required to forfeit the game.

 -Varsity athletes may not participate in their own sport (ex. NNU basketball player may not play on an intramural basketball team). **Teams are responsible for keeping this rule forfeit will result**

-Teams are required to have some sort of matching uniform. If teams do not have a uniform, they will need to wear a penny to distinguish themselves from the other team. -

If a team has more than the allowed 2 athletes or faculty/staff for men and 3 athletes or faculty/staff for women, they WILL NOT be allowed to participate, even as an illegal, non-playoff team. )

 OFFICIALS ARE INSTRUCTED TO CALL TIGHT IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN SAFETY!!!!  THIS IS IN ALL LEAGUES! FOR OFFICIALS PROTECTION:  EXCESSIVE COMPLAINING AND VERBAL ABUSE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.  THE REFEREES WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO EJECT ANY PLAYER OR FAN FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS RULE! INTRAMURAL DIRECTORS WILL ENFORCE THE UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT RULES AND CONSEQUENCES! REGULATIONS CONCERNING UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT

1. Individuals using offensive language directed at self will be issued a technical foul.  If it is repetitive, the player will be asked to sit out of the remainder of the contest.

2. Individuals using offensive or obscene language directed at another player or official and/or poor sportsmanship, including mouthing off to the official will be given a technical foul.  If it happens again will be asked to sit out the remainder of the contest.  If the offense happens at the end or after the contest, they will be required to sit out of the next contest.

3.  Officials are instructed to call tight games in order to maintain safety.  Any undue roughness (example, throwing an elbow or similar action) will result in an immediate ejection from the game.

4.  Individuals starting or becoming involved in a fight (or an attempt to start a fight) will immediately be removed from the team and sport for that season.

5.  Any action where the player is removed from the game is counted as a technical foul (basketball), free kick (soccer), or a point (volleyball and softball) for the opposing team.  

6. If an individual is removed from a contest for any of the above reasons (except fighting)  it is considered a first offense.  If any of the above actions (except fighting) occur again, it will be considered a second offense and the individual will be required to sit out the remainder of the current game and the next game as well (if it occurs at the end of the game, they will sit out the next two contests).  If any of the above offenses happen again, they will be removed from the team and not be allowed to participate any longer in that sport that season.

7.  If any of the above offenses happen at the end of the season, the penalty will carry over to the next sport that the offender participates in.

8.  Individuals with a third offense discipline in one season, will automatically start their next sport with a first offense.  If they complete that sport with no additional offenses, they will start the next sport with a clean slate.  

9.  If an individual has a third offense in two separate seasons, they will not be allowed to participate in intramurals for the remainder of the year and will need to appeal with the intramural coordinator to play the next year.

10.  All situations and disciplinary actions are to be reviewed by the Intramural Coordinator, Rachel Lindvall.  If a situation does not fall directly into the pattern of the pre-determined disciplinary process, the consequences will be determined by the Intramural Coordinator.