More than 3,000 NCAA staff, members and affiliates are attending the NCAA Convention this week in Anaheim, California.

 
Division I Preview

The Division I Council will vote on a proposal that would allow athletes designated as elite by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and national governing bodies to receive developmental training expenses, including travel for parents, guardians, coaches and sport experts.

Name, Image, Likeness

NCAA members will continue discussions as they consider next steps following the October Board of Governors decision to allow students to benefit from their names, images and likenesses.

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Division II Preview

Division II delegates will vote on 13 proposals, including one that, if adopted, would bring the notification of transfer model to Division II. The proposed transfer legislation would replace the permission-to-contact legislation for four-year student-athletes with a model similar to the one adopted in 2018 in Division I.

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Division III Preview

Division III representatives will vote on 11 proposals , including adding equestrian, acrobatics and tumbling, and women’s wrestling to the Emerging Sports for Women list. Other key proposals are requiring schools and conferences to designate an athletics diversity and inclusion designee to be the primary contact for all information related to diversity and inclusion, permitting out-of-season leadership programming, and allowing schools to provide snacks and nutritional supplements incidental to athletics participation. The delegates also will consider a resolution that could impact the future of championship scheduling in baseball and softball.

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NCAA Honors Celebration
NCAA Plenary Session: State of College Sports

On Thursday, Jan. 23, NCAA President Mark Emmert will deliver his State of College Sports remarks during the plenary session. Emmert also will present the 2020 NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award, which is being awarded posthumously to David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director at Vanderbilt.

Association Luncheon

On Friday, Jan. 24, NCAA President Mark Emmert will recognize ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale with the 2020 NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award.

The NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association will present Oregon with the 2020 Award for Diversity and Inclusion.