2014 Convention: Day Three Highlights

The Division I Dialogue continued on Friday at the 2014 NCAA Convention. Division I members had the opportunity to critique and alter a proposed model for Division I governance. Members were most concerned about issues of representation, structure and autonomy.

The executive committee received a report that reviewed the regulatory functions of the NCAA and charged President Mark Emmert with developing a scorecard and timeline for recommending and implementing reforms to the regulatory process.

At the NCAA Division II general session, three of the division’s 40th anniversary team members spoke about how their experiences as Division II athletes impacted their lives after graduation.

More than 600 members of Division III convened for the Division III issues forum to review the legislation up for vote in Saturday’s business session and discuss the nine recruiting concepts put forward by the recruiting working group. After hearing input from members of the Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the attendees expressed significant support for allowing a nonbinding letter of commitment and signing ceremony.

From recent student-athletes who exemplified excellence both on the field and in the classroom to a renowned former runner at Kansas who overcame poverty and racism to become an inspirational Olympian, 19 individuals were celebrated Friday night at the NCAA Honors Celebration.