In addition to the schools that compete fully as D-I institutions, the NCAA allows D-II and D-III schools to classify one men's and one women's sport (other than football or basketball) as a D-I sport, as long as they sponsored those sports before the latest rules change in 2011.
Also, Division II schools are eligible to compete for Division I national championships in sports that do not have a Division II national championship, and in those sports may also operate under D-I rules and scholarship limits.
Men's teams provided 55%, women's teams 15%, and 30% was not categorized by sex or sport.
Football and men's basketball are usually a university's only profitable sports, The BYU Cougars, for example, in 2009 had revenue of million and expenses of million, resulting in a profit of .5 million or about 16% margin.
Scholarship numbers for head-count sports are indicated without a decimal point.
Numbers for equivalency sports are indicated with a decimal point, with a trailing zero if needed.
Non-champions are eligible for at-large bids (an example being the 2016 North Carolina A&T Aggies football team).
% The SWAC abstains from the championship tournament to allow for a longer regular season, an in-conference championship game (until 2017), and (since 2015) participation in the Celebration Bowl.
In April, the NCAA approved students-athletes getting free unlimited meals and snacks.
The NCAA stated "The adoption of the meals legislation finished a conversation that began in the Awards, Benefits, Expenses and Financial Aid Cabinet.
Members have worked to find appropriate ways to ensure student-athletes get the nutrition they need without jeopardizing Pell Grants or other federal aid received by the neediest student-athletes.
Each playing season has to be represented by each gender as well.
There are contest and participant minimums for each sport, as well as scheduling criteria.