The NCAA awarded more than $500,000 for the 2016-17 academic year to 15 Division II members to encourage access, recruitment, selection and the long-term success of ethnic minorities and women in athletics administration and assistant coaching. Recipients are selected annually in March by committees of their peers after a review of proposals that were submitted in January.
The Division I Board of Directors today rescinded a rule prohibiting Football Bowl Subdivision coaches from holding or working at camps and clinics away from their school, adopted earlier this month by the Division I Council.
The NCAA Board of Governors on Wednesday took steps to protect participants and spectators from discrimination at NCAA events. At its quarterly meeting in Indianapolis, the board adopted a new requirement for hosting or bidding on NCAA events in all divisions — from the Men’s and Women’s Final Fours to educational events such as leadership development conferences — to demonstrate how they will provide an environment that is safe, healthy, and free of discrimination, plus safeguards the dignity of everyone involved in the event.
The NCAA awarded more than $800,000 for the 2016-17 academic year to 26 Division III members to encourage access, recruitment, selection and the long-term success of ethnic minorities and women in athletics administration and assistant coaching. Through two diversity grant programs, recipients are selected annually in March by committees of their peers after a review of proposals that were submitted in January.
The Division I Committee on Academics approved revisions to its Academic Performance Program penalty appeal procedures last week. The updates are designed with a three-pronged goal: to provide a more responsive and clear process that will ease the burden on schools seeking relief from penalties resulting from a team’s Academic Progress Rate; to enhance involvement of presidents of penalized schools; and to better focus the committee’s time on strategic matters.
The group charged with reviewing the redesigned Division I governance structure will seek feedback from members through a survey focused on potential ideas for refining and enhancing the structure and legislative process. The survey will be distributed before most spring conference meetings.
After a thorough review of feedback from roundtable discussions and straw polling at the 2016 NCAA Convention, the Division III Management Council Playing and Practice Seasons Subcommittee has whittled its comprehensive evaluation of playing season rules down to two areas.
The Division II Management Council voted Monday to support three significant changes to the division’s financial aid rules, moving the legislative concepts one step closer to a membership vote at the 2017 NCAA Convention in January.
Southern Methodist University’s men’s basketball and men’s golf teams must implement scholarship and recruiting restrictions, the men’s basketball team must vacate wins, and the men’s golf team must serve a postseason ban
While the overall Academic Progress Rate and nearly every demographic within it continue to improve, teams at historically black colleges and universities have made perhaps the most significant progress.
Respondents to an NCAA survey of ethnic minority women in college coaching and sports administration indicated concern and frustration about opportunities available to them in their careers. In the study, titled “Perceived Barriers for Ethnic Minority Females in Collegiate Athletics Careers,” almost all respondents agreed there are qualified ethnic minority women and men who don’t apply for jobs because of hiring perceptions and perceived barriers. Ethnic minority females account for fewer than 7 percent of the athletics professionals at NCAA member schools in all three divisions.
An NCAA committee has selected two college athletes majoring in mechanical engineering as recipients of the 2016 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship. Mitchell Black, who is also majoring in astrophysics, runs track and field and cross country at Tufts University, and Katherine Riojas is a four-year soccer player at The University of Tulsa.
The Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee decided, over the next year, it would dedicate itself to assisting in the ongoing efforts to improve the environment at Division III athletics contests, educating fellow student-athletes on mental health issues and working to give more of their peers an opportunity to attend the NCAA Convention.
April 22 Presidents – Krista Newkirk , chief of staff at Charlotte, was announced as president of Converse. Previously, Newkirk was senior associate general counsel at Charlotte and worked as an attorney in both private practice and at a...
The NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee this week recommended a rules change that would allow medical personnel an unlimited and unimpeded amount of time for concussion evaluation of wrestlers, beginning in the 2016-17 season.
More than 1,000 Division I sports teams are being recognized for outstanding performance in the classroom. Based on their most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rate, these teams have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for posting...
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Monday approved a request from the Football Rules Committee to delay implementation of a rule change allowing the use of electronic devices for coaching purposes in the press box and locker room during games until the 2017 season.
The NCAA today announced an eight-year extension of its multimedia rights agreement with CBS Sports and Turner, a division of Time Warner, for the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. The new contract extends the agreement through...
The Division I Council voted Friday to place a three-year moratorium on certifying new postseason football bowl games. The moratorium is intended to give a working group examining postseason football, including bowl certification criteria, time to complete its work.
It was a record-setting weekend, both on and off the court, at the 2016 Women’s Final Four hosted in Indianapolis, as well as for the entire NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. The University of Connecticut Huskies won a...
The Division I Council clarified the academic integrity rules for member schools and student-athletes this week in a decision that is the first legislative change to the division’s approach to academic integrity issues since 1983. The new...
A former head men’s basketball coach at The University of Southern Mississippi acted unethically and failed to promote an atmosphere for compliance when he directed his staff to engage in academic misconduct.
The 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Final Four set multiple attendance records for the championship and fan events, as well as cable viewership and streaming records. “This year’s Final Four in Houston will be remembered for many things,...
Anucha Browne, NCAA vice president of women’s basketball championships, has been awarded the Kennedy King Memorial Initiative’s (KKMI) Trailblazer Award for her work and commitment to the Indianapolis community.
Ruth Hamblin, a senior at Oregon State University, is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. The Elite 90 award, founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-...
The NCAA national office staff has begun developing extensive educational initiatives intended to help limited-resource schools and historically black colleges and universities support their students academically.