Illness Claims Game

February 9, 2011

Tonight's Muhlenberg at Bryn Mawr women's basketball game will not be played due to an illness that has affected members of the Bryn Mawr team.

Due to the impact of this illness and the impending close of the regular season in 10 days, the two schools will not be able to reschedule the contest.

According to NCAA policy, there is no forfeit of a contest until all participating teams are present and the referee or other appropriate contest official has assumed jurisdiction in accordance with the applicable playing rules. When a team does not appear (e.g., due to weather conditions, accidents, breakdown of vehicles, illness or catastrophic causes), a forfeit is not recorded unless the rules of the sport provide for otherwise. An institution shall not, for statistical purposes, declare a forfeit for non-fulfillment of a contest. Such instances shall be considered as "no contest." In circumstances involving institutions from the same conference, the league office has the option to declare a forfeit win and loss for conference-standings purposes only but this does not change an institution's overall won-lost record. This "no contest" declaration came into effect at the start of the 1977 football season.

After discussions with both institutions, the Centennial Conference Office will declare a forfeit win for Muhlenberg and a forfeit loss for Bryn Mawr for conference-standings purposes.  As mentioned above, neither team's overall record is changed by this decision.

Steve Ulrich
Executive Director
Centennial Conference