2015 NCAA Convention

DI schools outside autonomy group ponder how to work together

The restructuring of Division I that unfolded over the last several months focused on the five athletic conferences that now have decision-making power to set some rules that apply only to them.

Division II passes SAAC proposals

Division II delegates overwhelmingly passed two proposals at the business session that give Division II student-athletes a louder voice.

Schulz named new chair of Board of Governors

Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz was named the new chair of the NCAA’s Board of Governors during Friday’s meeting at the 2015 NCAA Convention.

Sand volleyball to become Association’s 90th championship

Division II and Division III membership approved sand volleyball as a championship Saturday at the 2015 NCAA Convention, allowing it to advance from the emerging sports for women list to become a full-fledged NCAA championship in spring 2016.

NCAA’s best are recognized

Mannie Jackson considers one of his seemingly minor accomplishments his most monumental: He was elected team captain on the University of Illinois basketball team during the 1959-60 season, his senior year. Jackson didn’t want to accept the mantle, yearning to focus only on what transpired on the court. But his father implored him to embrace his first opportunity to be a leader.

New Division I Council convenes for first time

At its first meeting, the Division I Council began to identify its priorities for its first year of work and discussed how those priorities will influence the design and construction of a supporting substructure.

New Committee on Academics builds on previous group’s work

Roderick McDavis, chair of the Division I Committee on Academics and president of Ohio University, discusses the first meeting of the new committee and what the immediate future holds. When should the NCAA get involved in academic...

Members weigh in on direction of DIII budget discussions

At Friday’s Division III issues forum, members indicated that in order to address projected budget shortfalls, they would be comfortable paying higher NCAA membership dues and would favor further championships policy changes over limiting...

Division II membership decides new brand moniker

Hundreds of Division II administrators and student-athletes filed into an NCAA Convention meeting room Friday morning to make their mark on Division II history.

Emmert reflects on progress, looks ahead to challenges

NCAA President Mark Emmert on Thursday night called upon leaders in college sports to rise to the challenge of escorting it through “one of the most important moments in its history,” noting that the next three or four years could define intercollegiate athletics for decades to come.


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