2020

Mental health is key focus at NCAA Convention

As a key focus area, mental health was a consistent theme of sessions throughout the 2020 NCAA Convention. The emphasis on mental health comes as all levels of the Association are discussing the topic.

DII adopts notification of transfer model

Division II has adopted the notification of transfer model, replacing the current permission-to-contact rules with legislation that will allow student-athletes to explore transfer opportunities without being limited by their current school.

Virginia State wins 2020 DII Award of Excellence

Virginia State was presented Saturday with the 2020 Division II Award of Excellence.

Division III adds to emerging sports for women list

Two sports were added to the emerging sports for women list while one other was defeated in the Division III Business Session at the 2020 NCAA Convention in Anaheim, California.

DII presidents, SAAC discuss key issues facing student-athletes

Members of the national Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee met with Division II presidents and chancellors Friday morning to discuss key issues facing today’s student-athletes.

DIII Issues Forum highlights NIL, generational gap

At Friday’s Division III Issues Forum at the 2020 NCAA Convention in Anaheim, California, members considered potential name, image and likeness rule changes and discussed how to narrow generational gaps in the workplace.

DII Presidents Council approves budget allocations, distribution to schools

The Division II Presidents Council has approved a series of budget allocations that include a supplemental distribution to all Division II schools and a reimbursement of local ground transportation costs for schools that participated in 2018-19 championships.

Emmert sets stage for transformative year in college sports

With debate around name, image and likeness leading many of the discussions at the 2020 NCAA Convention, NCAA President Mark Emmert used his State of College Sports address to illustrate the need for member schools to discover solutions that work for student-athletes but maintain their focus on the mission of providing opportunities for success in academics, sports and life.

Statement from Federal and State Legislation Working Group co-chairs on name, image and likeness efforts

The Federal and State Legislation Working Group reported to the Board of Governors that we are continuing our efforts to provide the NCAA membership with guidance on the expansion of student-athlete name, image and likeness. We are...

DI Board, Presidential Forum discuss name, image and likeness issues

Both the Division I Board of Directors and the Division I Presidential Forum discussed name, image and likeness issues, a conversation that led to broader consideration of potentially updating NCAA rules in other areas.

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