The only grounds for a protest will be for the use of an ineligible player or a misinterpretation of a rule by an official. No protest concerning the official's judgment during the contest will be accepted. Teams lose the right to protest a rule interpretation if a representative from the team is not present at the captain’s meeting. Teams also lose the right to appeal a forfeit fee.
Rule Interpretation Protest Procedure
- Protest of rules interpretation must be verbally registered with the official and/or supervisor at the time the incident occurs. The game will be stopped. The team captains and official and/or supervisor will separate themselves from the other participants and determine the correct ruling.
- If either captain believes the ruling to be in error, the captain will notify the official and/or supervisor that the game is under formal protest. At that time, the protesting captain will notify the Supervisor and the Supervisor will fill out the Protest Form.
- The staff members of the Intramural (IM) Sports Office will rule on all written protests. All decisions are final.
- No protest can be made on a previous play once the game resumes.
Player Eligibility Protest Procedure
- Inform the official and/or supervisor at the time the incident occurs (or as soon as the player is discovered), identifying the participant(s) in question.
- At this time, the protesting captain will notify the Supervisor, who will then fill out the Protest form. The protest must include the following information:
- Name of ineligible player(s).
- Team(s) for which ineligible player played.
- During the playoffs, player eligibility must be protested prior to the game or as soon as the ineligible player(s) checks into the game.
- The staff members of the IM Sports Office will rule on all written protests. All decisions are final.