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Spotlight: Division I governance

The Division I Board of Directors approved a new structure for how schools and conferences will make rules in the future. Read highlights, watch board members explain the future and find out what’s next.

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2015 NCAA Convention

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The 2015 NCAA Convention will take place Jan. 15-18 in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Make the experience positive

In an excerpt from the Sport Science Institute’s guide to mental health, “Mind, Body and Sport,” Lincoln Memorial student-athlete Bradley Maldonado offers his perspective and advice as a student-athlete to managing mental health. Read More.

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“We have got to interrupt this process. We have got to help and respond to it when it occurs more effectively. And why athletics? We have a unique opportunity to address this issue and lead our campus in some cases in cultural change.”

- Debbie Wilson, George Mason University associate athletic director and author of the NCAA sexual violence handbook.

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We are a member-led, higher education association that appreciates the impact a college degree can have in transforming a life. NCAA employees come to work every day believing in their ability to make a difference.

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