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Reformed Group Aims to Tip Scales on Equity

The NCAA Gender Equity Task Force recently reconvened for the first time since 1993. While they are still shaping their processes and ironing out details, the task force’s mission is clear: Move the needle on gender equity in college sports.

Cleaning a Toxic Environment

At the Division III Issues Forum at the 2015 Convention, 78 percent of respondents to a straw poll indicated that fans and parents are the cause of most behavioral problems at games. So the Division III Sportsmanship and Game Environment Working Group is trying to find ways to diffuse tense situations in the stands so that athletes will remember their time on the field for the right reasons.

DII Pulls Its Own APPLE to Address Drugs, Alcohol

In April, at the request of the Division II leadership, an APPLE Conference was held specifically for Division II. It was the first time for a division-specific APPLE Conference in the program’s 24-year history.

Data Driven

All data Division I schools submit to the Association are culled in one tool, the Division I Institutional Performance Program, that allows schools to access their own numbers and stack them up against other schools

Seven schools to join Division II

Division II will grow to 307 members this fall when it welcomes seven new schools to its membership.

Women’s lacrosse will have a 90-second possession clock

A visible 90-second possession clock is coming to NCAA women’s lacrosse competition.

Ice hockey’s incidental contact rule modification approved

Men’s and women’s ice hockey officials will be authorized to judge whether incidental contact impacted the goalkeeper’s ability to defend the goal for the 2015-16 season.

NCAA approves experimental rule allowing medical observers for football

The NCAA is moving forward with an experimental rule in football to allow medical observers to notify game officials when a player appears to have suffered a head/neck injury.

Baseball Rules Committee recommends experimental 20-second pitch clock

The NCAA Baseball Rules Committee recommended an experimental 20-second pitch-clock rule with runners on base for the 2016 season.

Experimental rule requiring medical observer recommended for football

To continue to address player safety concerns, the NCAA is moving forward with an experimental rule in football to allow medical observers to notify game officials when a player appears to have suffered a head/neck injury.

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