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Formulating Change

Working groups draw up plan for future of NCAA basketball.

DIII chair: Adding independent members to board would help NCAA and DIII

The change, first recommended by the Condoleezza Rice-led Commission on College Basketball, would be a win for all of us.

NCAA Convention to feature Association-wide vote for only third time since 1997

In January, representatives of every NCAA division will gather to vote on the same Association-wide issue — adding five public members to the NCAA Board of Governors.

Division III opts to maintain ban on championships beer and wine sales

Beer and wine soon will be poured at some of the NCAA’s largest championships, but the same won’t hold true in Division III’s more intimate settings.

How one conference is putting the new Presidential Forum report into practice

The Division I Presidential Forum approved the Charting the Course report in January, capping a year of preparing a vision for what the student-athlete experience should look like along every stage of the journey through college sports.

DIII looks at requiring schools to submit student-athlete grad rates

Retention rates of football players and African-American student-athletes in Division III have lagged behind those of their counterparts for eight consecutive years.

DI schools use special distribution dollars to fund student-athlete needs

Two years ago, the NCAA Board of Governors approved a special $200 million distribution to Division I schools.

Division II University brings health and safety, rules education to coaches online

Division II University is a new online program for Division II coaches that provides education on NCAA rules and student-athlete health and safety.

Working group seeks more engagement from DIII FARs

Kurt Beron, a Texas-Dallas economics professor, has served as the school’s faculty athletics representative since 2000.

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