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DII Pulls Its Own APPLE to Address Drugs, Alcohol

In April, at the request of the Division II leadership, an APPLE Conference was held specifically for Division II. It was the first time for a division-specific APPLE Conference in the program’s 24-year history.

Data Driven

All data Division I schools submit to the Association are culled in one tool, the Division I Institutional Performance Program, that allows schools to access their own numbers and stack them up against other schools

A pragmatic approach

The University of Michigan was one of six awardees that received an NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant in 2014, the first year of the program. The grants are intended to provide tangible benefits to student-athletes, by both informing research geared toward their wellness and more directly, by creating programming aimed at enhancing well-being and mental health outcomes.

Binge Control

In January, Division III and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators launched 360 Proof, a new online tool designed to help members better address alcohol use and abuse on their campuses and to encourage collaboration between athletics departments and student affairs personnel.

Making It Theirs

Blacktop Creative has cultivated brands for 14 years – it counts Hallmark, Applebee’s and Chick-fil-A among its clients. But when Division II hired the marketing firm last April to develop a new brand campaign, Blacktop entered uncharted territory.

Raising Their Voices – and Votes

As the 2015 NCAA Convention came to a close, consensus on one point was clear: Students will take full advantage of their new opportunities to participate in governing Division I.

Dear Committee Chair

As Division I transitions into its new governance structure this month, the chairs of the highest-profile groups within the old structure will make way for new leadership on the new Division I Board of Directors, Council and Committee on Academics. With years of experience to draw from, these four leaders offer words of wisdom to the new recruits.

The Reel Deal

Bass fishing isn’t typically associated with college athletics, yet it has exploded in recent years.

A Festival Atmosphere

Bring six national championships together in one weekend festival – which took place in Division II for the eighth time in December – and the impactful moments multiply.

Points of Impact

The NCAA has unveiled a new initiative designed to call attention to the community service projects taking place throughout the national office.

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