2019 NCAA Convention

Board of Governors endorses coaches’ credentialing pilot

The NCAA Board of Governors voted Wednesday to endorse a pilot coaches’ credentialing program. The Association will collaborate with the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association to enhance coaches’ education and professional development on a variety of topics. The basketball pilot will inform potential efforts to extend the credentialing program to other sports.

NCAA celebrates former student-athletes with top awards

A retired lieutenant general in the U.S. Army who played football for Army West Point as a cadet, then returned decades later as the institution’s superintendent. Ten recent college graduates who excelled in the classroom and in their sports, yet also made time to give back to their communities.

Presidential Forum discusses academic misconduct

The Division I Presidential Forum reviewed and had an initial discussion regarding recommendations from a working group examining academic misconduct rules and will consider them over the next several months. The forum plans to forward final concepts to the Division I Board of Directors later this year.

Division III moves to gender-neutral language

Division III’s policies, procedures and formal correspondence will now be gender neutral. It’s the first NCAA division to adopt that policy.

DII Management Council supports establishing championships festival working group

Division II may soon have a working group to review the division’s national championships festivals, focusing on key aspects including the timing of the multiday events, sports involved and other enhancements to the student-athlete experience.

Council adopts Final Four family travel proposal

The NCAA will continue to pay for families of student-athletes to travel to the Men’s and Women’s Final Fours. The Division I Council made permanent Wednesday a pilot program that began with the 2015 Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships and had been extended through an annual waiver.

2019 Convention legislation: autonomy conferences

Student-athletes in the Division I autonomy conferences would be guaranteed access to mental health services if legislation requiring it is adopted at the 2019 NCAA Convention in Orlando, Florida, later this month.

2019 Convention legislation: Division I

The Division I Council will consider making permanent a pilot program that allows the NCAA to pay for family travel expenses to the Men’s and Women’s Final Fours.

2019 Convention legislation: Division II

Division II delegates will determine the fate of eight Division II legislative proposals next week at the 2019 NCAA Convention in Orlando, Florida. Delegates will vote at the Division II business session Jan. 26.

2019 Convention legislation: Division III

Division III members will take part in a vital vote that could reshape the composition of the NCAA Board of Governors, and they will weigh in on six proposals relevant to Division III.

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