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Effects of new strategic plan for women’s basketball will start to be felt this season

When NCAA women’s basketball released its new five-year strategic plan in April for all three divisions, the plan aimed to unify and grow its community.

Long-running debate over permitting snacks in DIII finally will reach a vote

A proposal that would have permitted Division III schools to provide snacks to student-athletes stalled last year, but members will soon get another bite at the apple.

New DII program encourages student-athletes to consider officiating

When Gerry Pollard addresses a group of men’s basketball players off the court, he often starts with a simple question: “Guys, what do you personally think about referees?”

New board members learn the NCAA’s ins and outs

When NCAA members voted in January to add five new independent directors to the Board of Governors, an obvious question emerged.

Division III commissioners and sport committees are collaborating to redraw sport regions

After a pair of unsuccessful attempts over the past decade to recalibrate Division III’s sport regions, a Division III Conference Commissioners Association subcommittee convened in 2016 to try to succeed where other efforts had fallen short.

Former student-athletes returning to limited-resource colleges can apply for NCAA funds

This fall, the first students receiving educational dollars from the NCAA Division I Former Student-Athlete Degree Achievement Program will begin classes to reach a goal they didn’t achieve the first time around: a college degree.

DII launches new workshop to support compliance administrators and help them grow

Within an athletics department, the role of a compliance administrator can be thankless, expansive and, at times, isolating.

Cornell gymnast to lead Division I SAAC

In January, Morgan Chall was named chair of the national Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. A native of San Mateo, California, Chall says she looks forward to tackling the committee’s priorities for the 2019-20 academic year.

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