Communications

Sam Malone of University of Kentucky wins Elite 89 Award for Division I Men’s Basketball Championship

Sam Malone, a junior at the University of Kentucky, is the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships. The Elite 89 award, founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-...

Oregon State's Ben Wetzler eligible to play on March 2

Oregon State University baseball student-athlete Ben Wetzler must miss 11 games (20 percent of the season) due to his involvement with an agent during the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. According to the facts of the case, which were...

Supreme Court Denies NCAA Motion To Intervene in First Amendment Case

Today the Supreme Court denied the NCAA's request to intervene and review the Ninth Circuit's decision in Keller v. Electronic Arts Inc. The Keller case involves "right of publicity" claims brought by several former college football...

Georgia Regents University Earns Diversity and Inclusion Award

The Georgia Regents University Office of Diversity and Inclusion has earned the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association’s 2014 Award for Diversity and Inclusion for its programming and...

Media Center

Stacey Osburn Director of Public and Media Relations sosburn@ncaa.org @NCAAStacey PR lead on staff and strategy Gail Dent Associate Director of Public and Media Relations gdent@ncaa.org @NCAAGail Corporate relations, diversity/inclusion,...

Academy of Art's Johnny Carter finds balance between being an artist and an athlete

Johnny Carter was born to run and jump. The Academy of Art has helped him to flourish on the track while becoming an artist in the classroom.

Dykstra overcame odds to thrive at Western Washington

Western Washington's career basketball scoring leader overcame many doubters on his route to success.

Graduation rates for Division II decline slightly; Division II membership to vote on Path to Graduation proposals in January

Division II student-athletes out-perform the general student body in the classroom, according to the most recent NCAA Academic Success Rate (ASR) data. Now in its eighth year of data collection, Division II’s ASR is similar to Division I’s...

John Parsons named new director of NCAA Sport Science Institute

By Brian Burnsed The NCAA’s Sport Science Institute is welcoming a new expert in January. John Parsons, who has spent more than two decades studying, practicing and teaching sports medicine and athletic training, will join the NCAA as...

Two for the Price

Identical twins Rachel Price, now Rachel Bell, and Ronda Price, now Ronda Brinley, were major contributors for the Lions from 1996 to 1999 and became two of the most athletically and academically decorated volleyball student-athletes in Division II history.

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