The NCAA Football Rules Committee will discuss possible modifications to the instant replay/targeting rule and will review the experimental rule that allowed medical spotters in the press box during the 2015 season – to consider approving it permanently – during its meeting Feb. 9-11 in Orlando, Florida.
February 1, 2016 Athletics Directors – Wisconsin-Stevens Point named Frank O’Brien interim athletics director. O’Brien served 20 years as athletics director at the university before retiring in 2011. He was inducted into the Pointer Hall...
The NCAA Board of Governors has unanimously voted to extend NCAA President Mark Emmert’s contract for an additional three years. The action extends Emmert’s employment as the NCAA’s chief executive until October 2020, with an option to extend an additional year to 2021.
For women’s basketball, a few years and rules changes later, it appears that the pace of games has improved, scoring is up and a majority of fans, coaches and the student-athletes have come to embrace the new look and feel of the game.
“While we are pleased the court has provided a preliminary pathway to provide significant resources for the medical monitoring of student-athletes who may suffer concussion, we are still examining the conditions placed on preliminary...
January 29, 2016 Athletics directors – Texas A&M has announced that Eric Hyman , athletic director since 2012, will be leaving his position at the university. Hyman was formerly the athletic director at VMI, Miami (Ohio), TCU and South...
The NCAA Women’s Volleyball Rules Committee recommended that the challenge review system become a permanent rule in the sport for schools and conferences who choose to implement it, starting in the 2016 season.
More than 40 ethnic minority Division III students converged at the NCAA Convention last week thanks to a grant program designed to help more minorities forge careers in Division III college athletics.
Terry Gawlik, senior associate athletics director for sports administration and senior woman administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will serve as the next chair of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee during the 2016-17 academic year.
The NCAA’s commitment to fostering a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion in athletics was bolstered Tuesday when the NCAA Board of Governors unanimously approved a resolution to further commit the Association to those values.
Lee University was named the 2016 Division II Award of Excellence winner, an annual accolade recognizing positive initiatives at Division II schools. The award was presented before a crowd of college administrators and student-athletes at the 2016 NCAA Convention Saturday in San Antonio.
Delegates from Division II schools and conferences adopted six pieces of legislation Saturday morning at the 2016 NCAA Convention in San Antonio. The new additions to the Division II rulebook include legislation that will require national certification of designated strength and conditioning coaches and require student-athletes to be athletically and academically eligible in order to compete as individuals in “unattached” competition.
The NCAA Convention will make its first visit to Phoenix in 2024 during a decade in which the event will return to five other regular host sites for the annual gathering of the Association’s nearly 1,100 member schools.
Peter Ueberroth can say with certainty that he wouldn’t have gone to college, he wouldn’t have met his wife and, of course, he wouldn’t be standing where he was Friday night: on stage at the NCAA Honors celebration as part of the 2016 NCAA Convention, accepting the Association’s highest honor.
Throughout Division I, those who work in college athletics are asking questions about how student-athletes spend their time – and whether the demands of sports allow adequate time for coursework, sleep and a chance to just be college students. This week at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio, Division I schools and conferences began getting some initial feedback from a constituency that knows this issue well: college athletes themselves.
More than 40 NCAA members from all three divisions gathered at an NCAA Convention educational session to provide feedback to potential changes to the Association's highest-ranking governance committee, the Board of Governors.
Describing intercollegiate athletics as “a trust” to be handed down to future generations, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday told nearly 1,000 athletics administrators, college presidents and student-athletes gathered for the NCAA Convention in San Antonio they must recommit to the integrity of college sports and remember that the education at its center can be transformative for a young life.
The Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern conferences plan to work with students and the Division I Council in the next several months to develop research-based proposals aimed at ensuring student-athletes have the time needed to balance athletic, academic and personal interests.
In his State of the Association address at the Opening Business Session of the NCAA Convention, President Mark Emmert told delegates that recent changes have put intercollegiate athletics in a good place, but there is still more work to be done.
Ninety percent of student-athletes across all three divisions, who responded to the Growth, Opportunities, Aspirations and Learning of Students in College survey, credit their collegiate athletics experience with having a positive impact on their lives.
In a prelude to what is certain to be a lively discussion at Saturday’s Division III business session, the Division III Presidents Council, Division III Management Council and Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee discussed a proposal that would permit contact during football’s nontraditional season during a Thursday morning meeting.
During its meeting Wednesday at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio, the NCAA Board of Governors revised the charter for its administrative subcommittee and changed its name to the Board of Governors Executive Committee in moves designed to improve the board's efficiency.
During a meeting Wednesday at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio, the Division III Management Council recommended that the national office staff consider developing an advisory group comprised of college presidents, athletics administrators and athletic trainers from all three divisions to address health and safety guidelines put forward by the NCAA Sport Science Institute. The group would work to find ways for schools of all sizes and financial means to implement health and safety guidelines.
Football Bowl Subdivision conferences with fewer than 12 members will be able to hold a conference championship football game in addition to the allowed 12 regular-season games, the Division I Council decided Wednesday, and such conferences will have two ways to meet scheduling requirements.
Students competing in men’s basketball now have a better opportunity to assess their likelihood of success in the NBA without jeopardizing their college eligibility. In an effort to both provide students the chance to make more fully...
The 2016 NCAA Convention will provide a venue for work on the future of Division I, with the first in-person meetings of both the Values-Based Revenue Distribution group and the Sport Organizational Structure group scheduled for Jan. 12 in San Antonio.