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.
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.
Bellarmine received the Division II Award of Excellence after the athletics department allowed a young cancer patient, 15-year-old Patrick McSweeney, to start for its men’s basketball team against Louisville.
The Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Rules Subcommittee recommended a small change that would allow officials to call 20-second exclusion penalties for minor acts of misconduct at any time, including while play is halted. If passed, the rule would go into effect for the 2015-16 academic year.