You may know that when you step over the foul line in bowling and deliver the ball down the lane, you have committed a foul and get zero for that shot. But did you know that if you cross the line but don't let go of the ball, it's not considered a foul? That and hundreds of other rules for the sport of bowling are the responsibility of the United States Bowling Congress. As the sport's national governing body, the USBC maintains bowling's integrity by consistently interpreting and enforcing the playing rules for USBC league and tournament competition. By helping bowlers, association leaders, tournament managers, league officers and others understand the rules of the sport, USBC ensures for us that play is fair so we can enjoy it more. Those efforts also allow USBC leagues and tournaments to run more smoothly.
View the Collegiate Rulebook.