Traditional two-a-day football practices in the preseason will no longer be permissible in Division II, the Division II Presidents Council determined this week. At its April 25-26 meeting in Indianapolis, the council voted to adopt emergency legislation to align the division with new health and safety recommendations endorsed by the NCAA’s Sport Science Institute and leading scientific and sports medicine organizations.
The NCAA Board of Governors on Tuesday formally ratified the Association-wide health and safety agenda by building on the cutting-edge work of the NCAA Sport Science Institute and the Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports.
The national Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has set its goals for the coming year. An inaugural divisionwide SAAC regional convention, student-athlete mental health and CPR/AED certification are among the eight core areas on which the committee members will focus their efforts.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a rule, effective Dec. 1, 2018, requiring all newly constructed or resurfaced indoor tracks to be surveyed for a curb and to have a regulation curb in place for competition.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Committee approved a rule prohibiting defensive players from running toward the line of scrimmage to leap or hurdle offensive linemen to block field goal and point-after-touchdown attempts, beginning with the 2017 season.
In a move to swiftly align Division II rules with new NCAA football health and safety recommendations, the Division II Management Council on Tuesday voted in support of a proposal to ban two-a-day practices during the Division II football preseason.