The Division II Management Council recommended that the Presidents Council sponsor a proposal that calls for the certification of Division II strength and conditioning coaches. It also supported proposals that would change the rules on student-athletes who compete “unattached” in individual sports.
“We are pleased that the Ninth Circuit today granted the NCAA’s motion for stay. As a result, the NCAA will not be implementing any changes to its rules in response to the district court’s injunction at this time. We continue to await the...
The Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee weighed in on a pair of topics that will be a major focus for Division III through the next two years. When it convened July 18-19 in Indianapolis, Division III SAAC discussed ways to improve game environments and potential changes to playing and practice seasons at length, including roundtable discussions with the Division III Management Council.
The Division III legislative slate for the 2016 NCAA Convention has begun to take shape. The Division III Management Council voted to support several pieces of legislation and held preliminary discussions on proposals from the membership when the Management Council convened on July 20-21 in Indianapolis.
July 31, 2015 Athletics directors -- St. John’s has appointed Joseph Oliva as interim athletic director. For the past two years, Oliva has held oversight responsibilities for the department of athletics. During his tenure overseeing...
The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee will have the flexibility to slide every team up or down the seed list, including the last four at-large teams selected to the field, thanks to an adjustment in the principles and procedures for selecting, seeding and bracketing March Madness teams.
The NCAA has asked the 9 th Circuit Court of Appeals to stay the injunction ordered by the district court. We have long maintained a stay would be necessary if a decision was not announced in a reasonable amount of time before the...
The NCAA announced today the selectees for the second phase of the Mind Matters Challenge. The challenge, which seeks to advance understanding of how to change culture, attitudes and behavior in young adults about concussion, is part of the broader joint initiative between the NCAA and the U.S. Department of Defense.
To continue to address player safety concerns, the NCAA is moving forward with an experimental rule in football to allow medical observers to notify game officials when a player appears to have suffered a head/neck injury.
"The NCAA strongly supports today’s removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds. This step sends an important message of respect for and dignity of every person. As a national association, the NCAA opposes...
"We commend South Carolina lawmakers for taking this action to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds. For nearly 15 years we have specifically protested the flag by not allowing states like South Carolina to host pre-...
The Division II Legislation Committee recommended two proposals to address how student-athletes are allowed to compete as “unattached” athletes – participating at events as individuals who are not considered to be members of their collegiate teams – at competitions during the intercollegiate season.
A former East Central University head basketball coach violated NCAA ethical conduct rules when he provided or arranged for more than $5,500 in impermissible tuition payments, housing and other recruiting inducements for three prospects
The proposal to raise membership dues in Division III has gained momentum. On a June 22 conference call, the Division III Strategic Planning and Finance Committee formally proposed raising annual dues for member institutions from $900 to $2,000 and from $450 to $1,000 for conferences.
The NCAA’s 90th championship will be called beach volleyball. The committee that oversees the sport made the decision June 23, after thoroughly discussing what the sport should be known as during a conference call.
The Division I Competition Oversight Committee created an adhoc subcommittee to consider whether the Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships have no-ad scoring and other format modifications in the future.
At a time when national attention is focused on academic integrity in higher education, the Division I membership will now have the opportunity to change its academic misconduct rules. On Tuesday, the Division I Council sponsored a Committee on Academics-drafted proposal – the result of more than two years of deliberation – that would change the way the division regulates academic misconduct.
The NCAA will pay for travel expenses for families traveling to the semifinal and final rounds of the men’s and women’s basketball championships for an additional year, the Division I Council decided Wednesday.
Division I members will consider a variety of weighty proposals in the first full legislative cycle in the new governance structure, including a measure that would change the deadline for student-athletes wanting to declare for the NBA draft and another that would allow a conference to determine the criteria for its own football championship.