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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.

DII Legislation Committee proposes changes to unattached competition

The Division II Legislation Committee recommended two proposals to address how student-athletes are allowed to compete as “unattached” athletes – participating at events as individuals who are not considered to be members of their collegiate teams – at competitions during the intercollegiate season.

NCAA’s newest championship will be called beach volleyball

The NCAA’s 90th championship will be called beach volleyball. The committee that oversees the sport made the decision June 23, after thoroughly discussing what the sport should be known as during a conference call.

DI Competition Committee to consider tennis format changes

The Division I Competition Oversight Committee created an adhoc subcommittee to consider whether the Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships have no-ad scoring and other format modifications in the future.

Competitive safeguards finalizes Division II strength and conditioning coach proposal

The committee’s proposal regarding Division II strength and conditioning coach certification has begun making its way through the division’s governance structure.

Competitive safeguards committee takes new approach to drug testing changes

A push to replace testing for street drugs at NCAA championship events with a more robust approach has slowed, but has not been derailed entirely.

Panel approves synchronized diving for NCAA competition

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved synchronized diving to be an event option in non-championship and invitational meets, starting in the 2015-16 academic year.

Media timeout format approved in women’s basketball

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved the media timeout format for televised games.

Athlete with prosthetic running device allowed to compete next season

The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Rules Committee approved a request from Harvard University to allow an incoming male sprinter to compete with a prosthetic running device in the 2015-16 academic year.


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