NCAA Interpretation Requests

Division I institutions seeking clarity about NCAA rules can send formal inquiries, called Interpretation Requests, through the NCAA’s Requests/Self-Reports Online (RSRO) database. Through a series of open records requests, we obtained the Interpretation Requests that 91 D-I athletic departments sent to Indianapolis over the first six months of 2019.

In most cases, the schools we FOIA’d gave us their RSRO case summaries. Since the Southeastern Conference handles the Interp Requests for its affiliates, we instead obtained the relevant email communications between the SEC compliance office and three member schools — LSU, Kentucky and Mississippi. Akron provided the interpretive email queries it sent to the Mid-American Conference. Texas provided us both the RSRO case summaries as well as informal email queries sent by its compliance staff to the NCAA.

To read more about this documentary window into the inanity of NCAA compliance, check out the Jan. 7 issue of Newsletter of Intent.

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