Don’t Bet on It
Did you know that the Federal Bureau of Investigations estimates that more than $2.5 billion is illegally wagered on March Madness each year? With March Madness on the horizon, please remember that NCAA bylaws prohibit participating in March Madness bracket pools, fantasy leagues or the like where something is put at risk (i.e., money, entry fee or tangible item) for the opportunity to win something. This prohibition applies to all student-athletes, athletics administrators, conference office staff members and institutional staff members who have responsibilities within or over the athletics department. The enforcement staff would like to stress the importance of educating all of these individuals on this prohibition. In this regard, the enforcement staff has created a Sports Wagering Resource page.
NCAA Constitution 6.3.1 requires all NCAA Division III institutions to conduct a comprehensive self-study and evaluation of their athletics programs at least once every five years. The full Institutional Self-Study Guide (ISSG) and requirements for supporting documentation are now available for completion. Click here for the user manual. This information must be entered into the electronic ISSG by all institutions; fax, hard copy or email submissions of the ISSG will not be accepted.
The ISSG is located behind the Single-Source Sign-On System and can be accessed via the My Application link on NCAA.org (if access has been granted by the institution’s Single-Source Sign-On Administrator). Institutions that need technical assistance are asked to send questions via email to Robin Burger at firstname.lastname@example.org .
National Career in Sports Forum (CSF)
Registration is now open for the 2014 NCAA National Career in Sports Forum (CSF), which will take place June 5-8, 2014, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The NCAA hosts two-hundred selected student-athletes to learn about careers in sports. Nomination applications will be reviewed by current athletics administrators with representation from Divisions I, II, III and the NCAA national office. For more details regarding the application process and cost to participants please click here. Student-athlete nominations and application materials, including a resume, must be submitted via the NCAA Program Hub not later than 5 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, March 27, 2014. Please contact Sarah Sadowski at 317/917-6714 or email@example.com if you have any questions regarding CSF.