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Division II delegates gave a resounding vote Saturday in favor of allowing schools to provide student-athletes with unlimited meals and snacks as well as team entertainment incidental to their athletics participation.
Division II schools can continue to hire and employ athletics directors who also serve as coaches after members attending the Division II business session at the NCAA Convention narrowly defeated a proposal to phase out the dual role.
During its meeting Saturday in conjunction with the 2015 NCAA Convention outside Washington, D.C., the Division I Board of Directors began conversations about how it should operate, with an eye toward becoming a more strategic body that defines the vision for Division I.
A proposal that would have permitted contact during the football’s spring nontraditional segment was narrowly defeated, with 51.8 percent voting against the proposal, after the lengthiest debate of Saturday’s 2015 Division III Business Session.
Division II and Division III membership approved sand volleyball as a championship Saturday at the 2015 NCAA Convention, allowing it to advance from the emerging sports for women list to become a full-fledged NCAA championship in spring 2016.
Mannie Jackson considers one of his seemingly minor accomplishments his most monumental: He was elected team captain on the University of Illinois basketball team during the 1959-60 season, his senior year. Jackson didn’t want to accept the mantle, yearning to focus only on what transpired on the court. But his father implored him to embrace his first opportunity to be a leader.
At its first meeting, the Division I Council began to identify its priorities for its first year of work and discussed how those priorities will influence the design and construction of a supporting substructure.
Roderick McDavis, chair of the Division I Committee on Academics and president of Ohio University, discusses the first meeting of the new committee and what the immediate future holds. When should the NCAA get involved in academic...
At Friday’s Division III issues forum, members indicated that in order to address projected budget shortfalls, they would be comfortable paying higher NCAA membership dues and would favor further championships policy changes over limiting...
Programs serving child sexual abuse survivors will now receive millions of dollars as part of the NCAA's proposed settlement with Pennsylvania state officials. This lawsuit stemmed from the NCAA’s sanctions against Penn State University...
NCAA President Mark Emmert on Thursday night called upon leaders in college sports to rise to the challenge of escorting it through “one of the most important moments in its history,” noting that the next three or four years could define intercollegiate athletics for decades to come.
During Saturday’s Division III business session, the council will make a motion to refer a legislative proposal that would reduce the maximum number of contests and dates of competition in select sports by up to 10 percent back through the division’s legislative process in lieu of a membership vote.
The Presidents Council easily approved emergency legislation requiring all incoming Division II student-athletes to receive a medical evaluation before they can begin summer workouts on campus. Returning student-athletes must have a medical exam or medical history on file.
Kendall Spencer looked back on his high school days on Thursday and saw the potential he had, which needed only a little longer to blossom. Now a two-time All-American track and field standout in the long jump at the University of New Mexico, athletics provided the opportunity he needed, Spencer said during the Keynote Luncheon at the 2015 NCAA Convention.
When Fort Lewis College President Dene Kay Thomas was an English graduate student teaching freshman composition, the future Division II Presidents Council member had her first encounter with academic misconduct by a college athlete. The experience colored her perception of athletics for years.
During its December meeting in Indianapolis, the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports discussed and agreed with the core principles of a recent proposal by the Southeastern Conference that calls for the creation of a new Concussion Safety Protocol Committee and encouraged sport committees to permit use of wearable technologies.
Despite some debate, the Division III Management Council has come to agree with the Division III Recruiting Working Group regarding a proposal that allows coaches to contact recruits on site on any day at multi-day athletic competitions. The original proposal allows coaches to speak with potential student-athletes at any time during the competition as long as they or their coaches consent.
The Division II Management Council kicked off its first meeting of the 2015 NCAA Convention with emergency legislation that, if passed by the Presidents Council on Thursday, will create a safer environment for Division II athletes participating in voluntary summer workouts.
The Convention workshop, “Sexual Harrassment and Violence Prevention: The Law and the Role of the Athletics Department,” brought together experts in the laws, psychology and educational practices that address sexual violence and prevention.
The NCAA is giving its fans the opportunity to show their basketball school spirit and have a chance to win a trip to the 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and a $20,000 donation to their favorite school’s scholarship fund with a video promotion called “Let’s Dance.”
January 9 Directors of Athletics- Stonehill has accepted the resignation of Brendan Sullivan , director of athletics, who has been hired as the associate director of athletics for finance & business at Holy Cross. Sullivan has guided...
The Legislative Council approved two proposals Thursday. One allows international students to accept money from their national governing body for athletic performance in international competition. The second changes the way a drug-testing penalty is applied.
The NCAA will help cover expenses for players’ families to travel to the Men’s and Women’s Final Fours this spring, under a new pilot program announced today. A waiver granted today by the NCAA also allows the College Football Playoff to...
USA Triathlon, the sport’s governing body, has announced plans to distribute a $2.6 million multi-year grant to Division I, II and III schools that are launching NCAA women’s varsity triathlon programs.
Born in a boxcar, Jackson’s talent on and off the court led him to the highest levels of the game, the board room, and now the NCAA. Jackson attributes much of his success to his experiences at the University of Illinois, Champaign, and is now giving back to his alma mater in a unique way.
The NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has selected 25 colleges and universities as finalists for the 2015 Division II Award of Excellence, which recognizes events and activities that exemplify the type of campus and community engagement the division emphasizes.