Terms & Definitions


What is a postseason in college athletics?

Postseason refers to the period of time after the conclusion of the regular season during which conference championships, NCAA championships and bowl games are played.

When does the postseason start in college athletics?

The postseason begins following the conclusion of the last regular season contest.

How does compliance differ during an active sports season versus the postseason?

Postseason contests are exempt from the maximum number of competitions sports teams are allowed under NCAA rules.

Can student-athletes participate in NIL deals during the postseason?

Student-athletes are permitted to participate in NIL activities during the postseason.

Are playoffs and championships held during the regular sports season or the postseason in NCAA sports?

Playoffs and championships occur during the postseason period.

Lyle Adams


Lyle was a member of the 2007 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship team at Wake Forest. After embarking on a professional soccer career, Lyle transitioned to the tech industry, where he was one of the first 100 employees at Uber, designing platforms and tools for data consumers. Lyle also holds a Master’s in Sports Management from Columbia University.