Former South Carolina assistant football coach had impermissible recruiting contacts

A former University of South Carolina assistant football coach violated NCAA recruiting contact and communication rules.

DI Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee reaffirms support of multiple-team event legislation

After examining multiple-team events for the past two years, the Division I Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee reaffirmed its support for legislation that would allow new scheduling options by the 2020-21 academic year.

Angela Mercurio named the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year

Angela Mercurio — a former Nebraska triple jumper who double majored in biochemistry and women’s and gender studies — has been named the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year. Mercurio accepted the award at a banquet celebrating the Top 30 national honorees Sunday in Indianapolis.

DI Council opts not to reconsider proposal to add baseball and softball coaches

The Division I Council declined to reconsider a proposal it defeated in April that would have added an additional countable assistant coach in baseball and softball.

DI Committee on Academics seeks feedback on Academic Performance Program

As part of a holistic review begun last fall, the Division I Committee on Academics wants to hear from member representatives, particularly compliance and academics personnel, about the Academic Performance Program, including the Academic Progress Rate.

DI Committee on Academics to provide academic integrity best practices

This fall, the Division I Committee on Academics will distribute to Division I members standards of review and suggested best practices for monitoring and preventing serious academic integrity issues on campus.

DI student-athletes graduate at record high rates

More student-athletes than ever are graduating from college, according to the most recent Division I Graduation Success Rate. The single-year rate for student-athletes who enrolled in college in 2012 increased one percentage point to 89%, the highest ever.

AASP Scholar Graduate Honor Roll

This initiative is to honor student-athletes who graduated from AASP-Eligible institutions in Spring 2019 with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Congratulations to this dedicated group of student-athletes who were exceptional in the...

Mary Hardin-Baylor head football coach provided impermissible transportation

The Mary Hardin-Baylor head football coach impermissibly provided the use of his car to two student-athletes.

Emerging Science on Cannabis/Marijuana: Implications for Student Athletes

When Washington and Colorado legalized marijuana for nonmedical/personal reasons (note: there’s been a strong push away from the term “recreational” marijuana, since that term evokes outdoor or physical activities, including campus rec...


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