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.
The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Rules Committee approved a request from Harvard University to allow an incoming male sprinter to compete with a prosthetic running device in the 2015-16 academic year.
June 22, 2015 Directors of athletics -- St. John's Director of Athletics Chris Monasch announced he will resign from his position at the university. Monasch executed several new initiatives during his tenure, most notably facility...
A public reprimand and penalties have been issued for the Nova Southeastern University head baseball coach Greg Brown and athletics director Michael Mominey for misconduct during the 2015 NCAA Division II Baseball South Regional held in Livingston, Alabama.
The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee recommended a modification to the rules regarding contact between goalkeepers and offensive players, allowing referees to judge incidental contact.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved Monday the drop-down rule and the neutral-position stalling rule in wrestling, starting with the 2015-16 season. Both rules were used on an experimental basis last season. Both are now...
NCAA women’s basketball games will be played in four 10-minute quarters next season. The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved moving the game to the new format and away from the 20-minute halves the sport has always used in NCAA...
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel today approved a package of proposals and areas of focus for officials in men’s basketball to improve the pace of play, better balance offense with defense and reduce the physicality in the sport. The...
A visible 90-second possession clock could be coming to NCAA women’s lacrosse competition in the near future. The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee made the recommendation to add a possession clock in the sport by the 2017 season in Division I and by 2018 in Divisions II and III.
After a cooperative and thorough investigation into potential rule violations, the NCAA enforcement staff delivered its notice of allegations to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before the enforcement staff issues a notice of...
Recent statements made by Harris Pastides, the chair of the Division I Board of Directors and one of the members of the NCAA Board of Governors, regarding the Ed O’Bannon case currently on appeal have received some media attention. The...
Division III budget cuts implemented last year are already being reexamined and, eventually, some may be reversed. The Division III Championships Committee convened on May 27-28 in Indianapolis and recommended that a pair of those cutbacks – reduced per diem for athletes traveling for championship events and the elimination of per diem for athletes at host schools – be reconsidered.
"Walter Byers had a lasting impact on college sports, from those who compete on the field to the educators who support them. As the NCAA’s first full-time executive director, he shepherded the growing Association by encouraging academic excellence as a central part of college sports. Our thoughts are with Walter’s friends and family during this difficult time."
The NCAA has selected Cierra Burdick, a communication studies major from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who competed in basketball, and Cristian Gonzalez Mendez, a public relations major from Florida State University who competed in tennis, as recipients of the 2015 Jim McKay Scholarship.
The NCAA has selected Lucinda Kauffman, a field hockey player from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, and Tofey James (T.J.) Leon IV, a swimmer from Auburn University, to receive the 2015 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship. Each student-athlete will be granted a renewable $24,000 award.
Synchronized diving may be headed to NCAA competition next season. The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming Rules Committee recommended synchronized diving be an event option in non-championship and invitational meets, starting in the 2015-16 academic year.
NCAA women’s basketball games could be played in four 10-minute quarters next season. The NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee recommended the proposal following its meeting May 12-15 in Indianapolis.
The NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee recommended a package of proposals and officiating directives to significantly improve the pace of play, better balance offense with defense and reduce the physicality in the sport. During its meetings May 12-15 in Indianapolis, the committee caucused with the National Association of Basketball Coaches Board of Directors, Division I Men’s Basketball Committee and other key figures in men’s college basketball.