Notre Dame excels on the field and in the classroom

By Brian Burnsed NCAA.org Notre Dame is accustomed to being first. The Fighting Irish football team will enter January’s BCS National Championship Game ranked No. 1. The team’s Graduation Success Rate for all its student-athletes is the...

Rules Working Group makes final recommendations for first phase

By Michelle Brutlag Hosick The Rules Working Group recommended the Division I Board of Directors adopt a group of 26 proposals, including a set of Division I commitments, aimed at creating Division I rules that are meaningful, enforceable...

Northeastern State Student-Athletes Lend a Hand

By Kayci Woodley NCAA.org Northeastern State football players Cory Park and Cayle Shambaugh impacted fans, alumni and students at Doc Wadley Stadium during the 2012 season with their defensive efforts. In the offseason, Park and Shambaugh...

NCAC Presidents’ Council honored with first Award for Diversity and Inclusion

For its efforts to make diversity and inclusion a priority, the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Presidents’ Council will receive the inaugural Award for Diversity and Inclusion from the NCAA and the Minority Opportunities Athletic...

Paralympian to speak at NCAA Convention

Paralympic downhill skiing medalist Bonnie St. John will be the featured speaker at the 2013 NCAA Convention Association Luncheon on Jan. 17 in Grapevine, Texas. St. John won a silver and two bronze medals at the 1984 Winter Paralympics,...

Middle Atlantic Conference among centennial celebrants

By Gary Brown NCAA.org Quick: What do Princeton, Rutgers, Bucknell, Penn, Gettysburg, Swarthmore, Dickinson, Arcadia, Elizabethtown and Delaware have in common? If you answered that they’re all located in Middle Atlantic states, you would...

Lopiano to receive NCAA's Ford Award

By Gary Brown Donna Lopiano, a steadfast proponent of equality and fairness in sports, has been selected to receive the NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award at the 2013 NCAA Convention. Lopiano, an educator, former coach, longtime...

Florida A&M ’backer is ‘what we stand for’

By Michelle Brutlag Hosick NCAA.org In many ways, Brandon Hepburn is an extraordinary human being. He walked on to the Florida A&M football team while carrying a full academic load in biochemistry. During his summer internship, he...

DII Presidents Council to consider emergency legislation to deregulate medical expenses

By David Pickle The Division II Presidents Council will consider emergency legislation at its January meeting that would deregulate Division II Bylaw 16.4 (medical expenses). The emergency legislation, recommended by the Division II...

Experts work to clarify how ACA implementation will affect college sports

By Brian Hendrickson Answers are starting to rush in to Jeff Hadden’s office, arriving at a rate of three or four per week since the presidential election. But it still doesn’t compare to the pile of remaining questions. All those...

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