Six schools selected for grant program pilot

By Marta Lawrence The NCAA has selected six institutions to receive grants as part of a three-year pilot program aimed to increase student-athlete academic performance. The Accelerating Academic Success Program was approved by the NCAA...

Task force sets timeline for endowment fund

By Michelle Brutlag Hosick A task force created to set up the structure and policies for the endowment formed out of the $60 million NCAA-imposed fine against Penn State has begun formulating how the funds will be used. The Child Sexual...

Dungy to receive Roosevelt Award at NCAA Convention

By Greg Johnson Tony Dungy has always believed in a balanced approach in life. While he excelled in football during his college days at Minnesota, won a Super Bowl ring as a defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers and later become a...

Up to the challenge

By Brian Burnsed NCAA.org As a race approaches, Dalton Herendeen seems like any other college swimmer. He meticulously stretches his long limbs and 6-foot-4 frame. The focus, so readily apparent in his eyes, is obscured when he snaps on...

Helmet technology making an impact

By Brian Burnsed In practice, lost amid a storm of bodies, a player is caught by a vicious blindside block. It’s a clean hit, but far from the ball, and the coaches’ and athletic trainers’ eyes are affixed elsewhere. They don’t see the...

NCAA statement on first quarterly Mitchell report

In response to the first quarterly report from former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who is the independent athletics integrity monitor for Penn State, the NCAA has released the following statement from President Mark Emmert: “I’m pleased...

Article portraying DIII experience honored

By Jack Copeland The story of a nontraditional student who joined a varsity tennis squad in her late 20s, then gently offered pointers to a younger, inexperienced and overmatched opponent, was selected as the top honoree in a quarterly...

DIII mobile website serves as identity resource

By Jack Copeland A new mobile website developed by Division III enables coaches to easily access and use identity-initiative resources during visits with prospective student-athletes and their parents. The resource, which includes links to...

LSC officials like what they see on Monterrey visit

By David Pickle NCAA.org An early November trip to Monterrey reinforced the beliefs of key Lone Star Conference officials that Division II should extend its pilot program for international members to Mexican institutions. Pat O’Brien,...

Obstacle Course

After reconstructive surgery, student-athletes face a grueling path to emotional and physical recovery.

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