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.

Akron
Albany
Appalachian State
Ball State
Boise State
Bowling Green
Buffalo
Cal State Fullerton
Central Arkansas
Cincinnati
Clemson
Cleveland State
Connecticut
East Carolina
Eastern Illinois
Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Michigan
Eastern Tennessee State
Eastern Washington
Florida A&M
Florida Atlantic
Florida State
Fresno State
Georgia State
Georgia Tech
Hawaii
Idaho
Idaho State
Illinois
Indiana
Jackson State
Kent State
Kentucky
Longwood
Louisville
LSU
Maine
Maryland Eastern Shore
Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell)
Massachusetts (UMass)
McNeese State
Miami (Ohio)
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri-Kansas City
Montana State
Morehead State
Murray State
New Mexico
New Mexico State
Nicholls State
North Alabama
North Carolina
Northern Florida
Northwestern State
Oakland
Oklahoma
Old Dominion
Oregon
Prairie View A&M
Purdue
Rhode Island
Rutgers
Sam Houston State
San Diego State
South Carolina State
Southeast Missouri State
Southeastern Louisiana
Southern Mississippi
Southern Utah
Stony Brook
Tennessee at Chattanooga
Texas
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Texas Arlington
Texas San Antonio
Texas Southern
UC Irvine
UC Riverside
UCLA
UNLV
UTah
Utah State
UTEP
VCU
Virginia
Western Kentucky
Winthrop
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Green Bay
Wisconsin Milwaukee
Wright State