2015 NCAA Convention

DIII Presidents Council changes course on key legislation

During Saturday’s Division III business session, the council will make a motion to refer a legislative proposal that would reduce the maximum number of contests and dates of competition in select sports by up to 10 percent back through the division’s legislative process in lieu of a membership vote.

Division II Presidents Council passes emergency health and safety legislation

The Presidents Council easily approved emergency legislation requiring all incoming Division II student-athletes to receive a medical evaluation before they can begin summer workouts on campus. Returning student-athletes must have a medical exam or medical history on file.

NCAA Convention keynote places college athletes at the forefront

Kendall Spencer looked back on his high school days on Thursday and saw the potential he had, which needed only a little longer to blossom. Now a two-time All-American track and field standout in the long jump at the University of New Mexico, athletics provided the opportunity he needed, Spencer said during the Keynote Luncheon at the 2015 NCAA Convention.

Campus commitment needed to prevent academic misconduct

When Fort Lewis College President Dene Kay Thomas was an English graduate student teaching freshman composition, the future Division II Presidents Council member had her first encounter with academic misconduct by a college athlete. The experience colored her perception of athletics for years.

Competitive safeguards committee recommends drug testing changes

The Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports recommended extensive changes to the NCAA’s drug-testing policies when it convened in mid-December in Indianapolis.

Competitive safeguards committee supports SEC concussion proposal, wearable technology use

During its December meeting in Indianapolis, the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports discussed and agreed with the core principles of a recent proposal by the Southeastern Conference that calls for the creation of a new Concussion Safety Protocol Committee and encouraged sport committees to permit use of wearable technologies.

DIII Management Council opposes amendment to recruiting legislation

Despite some debate, the Division III Management Council has come to agree with the Division III Recruiting Working Group regarding a proposal that allows coaches to contact recruits on site on any day at multi-day athletic competitions. The original proposal allows coaches to speak with potential student-athletes at any time during the competition as long as they or their coaches consent.

Division II Management Council supports emergency health and safety legislation

The Division II Management Council kicked off its first meeting of the 2015 NCAA Convention with emergency legislation that, if passed by the Presidents Council on Thursday, will create a safer environment for Division II athletes participating in voluntary summer workouts.

Workshop provides advice for preventing sexual assault

The Convention workshop, “Sexual Harrassment and Violence Prevention: The Law and the Role of the Athletics Department,” brought together experts in the laws, psychology and educational practices that address sexual violence and prevention.

2015 Division III Convention legislation

Membership will decide the fate of five recruiting proposals during the Division III business session at the 2015 NCAA Convention in Washington, D.C.

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