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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has released a clarification for Rule 3.6.c – Yellow/Red Card Issued to Head Coach.

Once a yellow/red card is issued to the head coach of one team in a game, it is the only yellow/red card that will be issued to that team for the remainder of the game.

If the Head coach then earns a red card, they must leave the bench area and may sit in the spectator stands for the remainder of the game and their replacement inherits the rights and privileges of the Head coach but also the restrictions of the yellow/red card previously issued and should know the next occurrence of disruptive behavior could lead to another red card and possible suspension of the game.

The intent of the yellow/red card was to give the official the ability to warn the head coach a second time.  This second warning is not to be used to abuse an official.

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