Ncaa implements rules for commemorative/Memorial Uniform Patches for 2020-21

 

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (July 30, 2020) - In an effort to allow NCAA student-athletes the opportunity to use their uniforms to voice and/or express support of racial and social justice, the Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) reviewed the current uniform rules across all sports. Although the rules currently vary from sport-to-sport, PROP voted to direct all playing rules committees to implement the following policies for all sports effective with the 2020-21 seasons:

  • As authorized by the institution or conference, allow a commemorative/memorial patch (e.g., names, mascots, nicknames, logos, and marks intended to celebrate or memorialize persons, events, or other causes).
  • The patch must not exceed 2¼-square inches and must be placed on the front or sleeve of the uniform and may not interfere with any required markings.
  • While not all team members are required to wear the patch, the patch must be identical for those who choose to wear the patch.
  • As authorized by the institution or conference, allow other names/words intended to celebrate or memorialize persons, events, or other causes on the back of the jersey/uniform where the player name is traditionally located. The names/words may vary by team member.