Flagrant Misconduct: Single physical incident (i.e. elbow, head butt, punch etc.) By NCAA rules, any player committing this foul receives a one-game suspension for the first incident, a two-game suspension for the second incident and a three game suspension in the third incident. By League rules, if the Flagrant Misconduct occurs in a league game, or against a league opponent at an invitational, the player must serve a two game penalty in their next two games AND his/her next two league games (unless the next two games are league games). A second incident by the same player occurring in the same season will be reviewed by the appropriate governance council to determine any additional sanctioning beyond a two game suspension.
Flagrant Misconduct for Fighting: One in which multiple contact is made or intended to make (i.e. punches were thrown, several kicks, etc). By NCAA rules, any player participating in a fight receives a two-game suspension for the first incident, a three-game suspension for the second incident and a season suspension in the third incident. By League rules, any athlete charged with this penalty during a league game, or against a league opponent at an invitational, receives a minimum of a five-game suspension that must be served in their next five games AND his/her next five league games (unless the next five games are league games).
Flagrant Misconduct that Injures Offending player is excluded for the duration of time the injured athlete is sidelined, plus the punishment related to the penalty.
- Example.: Player A injures Player B with a single head butt. Player B needs jaw surgery and is out six weeks. Player A is suspended for six weeks plus two games.
- Example 2: Player A injures Player B by punching him several times. Player B needs stitches and is out one week. Player A is suspended for one week plus five games.
Athletes or coaches receiving a Red Card will be suspended the following game as per NCAA rules and may not have contact with their team immediately prior, during the game, or immediately afterwards.
Individuals receiving more than one Red Card during a season will be evaluated and may receive additional sanctions beyond the one-game suspension.
Code of Conduct Violations
All Code of Conduct Violations are reviewed by the Commissioner and if appropriate, sent to the Governance Council for each respective class of membership (varsity or club). Members of the Governance Council are elected by the membership and all their decisions are final.