DII single-year ASR drops by a point; four-year average is constant

By David Pickle A drop in graduation rates for two- and four-year transfers led to a small decline for the entering class of 2005 in the latest Division II Academic Success Rate. The overall Division II ASR for the 2005 cohort was 72...

DIII graduation rates reflect student athlete success

By Gary Brown Data from the third year of Division III’s voluntary academic reporting program released Thursday once again demonstrate that student-athletes in general graduate at higher rates than their student-body peers. Of the 128...

Emmert, O’Brien address Division II FAR Fellows Institute

By Josh Looney NCAA President Mark Emmert and West Texas A&M President Pat O’Brien recently shared their strong affinities for the active role faculty athletics representatives play on NCAA campuses. Emmert, who spent more than 30...

Former Division II and Olympic wrestling champion Blatnick dies

Jeff Blatnick, a former two-time NCAA wrestling champion at Division II Springfield College who overcame cancer to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics, died of heart failure Wednesday in Schenectady, N.Y...

Men's basketball, FBS football grad rates highest ever

By Erik Christianson Division I men’s basketball and Bowl Subdivision football student-athletes are finishing their college degrees at their highest rates ever. And for the first time, the graduation rates in both high-profile sports have...

A perfect landing

Champion Digital | By Brian Hendrickson Ashley Priess saw the easy path. But it’s the difficult choice that turned the Alabama gymnast into a leader. She stood on the sidelines of the 2011 NCAA championships, both ankles healing from major...

New kickoff rules producing more touchbacks in FBS

By Greg Johnson New NCAA football kickoff-return rules produced more touchbacks in games played through Oct. 6 than all of the touchbacks that occurred during the entire 2011 season in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Through the first six...

NCAA files motion against latest tactic in likeness case

The NCAA continues to defend itself against claims that it misuses student-athlete likeness. In its latest action, the Association has filed a motion in federal court to strike down a move by opposing lawyers to essentially change the...

DIII schools could get financial help with sickle cell testing

By Gary Brown The Division III Management Council during its meeting Monday and Tuesday supported the concept of a one-time allocation to help Division III schools defray the costs of sickle cell trait testing if a proposal to require such...

DIII Management Council backs one-year trial on combined hockey finals

By Gary Brown The possibility of Division III conducting its men’s ice hockey championship game during the weekend of the Division I Frozen Four – at least on a one-year trial basis – came a step closer to reality when the Division III...

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