Board of Governors

2020 NCAA Financial FAQs

What can NCAA members expect for distributions this year? The Board of Governors voted to distribute $225 million to Division I members. Of those funds, $53.6 million will be distributed through the Equal Conference Fund, which is split...

NCAA presidents set revised financial distribution to support college athletes

In response to the cancellation of all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships, the Board of Governors voted unanimously to distribute $225 million in June to Division I members to specifically focus on supporting college athletes.

NCAA Board of Governors seeking independent member

The NCAA is seeking nominations for an independent member of the NCAA Board of Governors. Current member Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities, completes her one-year transitional term this fall.

Board of Governors starts process to enhance name, image and likeness opportunities

In the Association’s continuing efforts to support college athletes, the NCAA’s top governing board voted unanimously to permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.

Questions and Answers on Name, Image and Likeness

Why didn’t the NCAA take immediate action on name, image and likeness rules? The Board of Governors took a very important step forward at its meeting Oct. 29 by modernizing NCAA policy. It further directed all 1,100 members to create a...

Board of Governors reaffirms sports wagering rules, discusses player availability reporting

The NCAA Board of Governors has reaffirmed its support of current NCAA rules prohibiting student-athletes and university administrators from wagering on sports or providing information to others who are associated with sports wagering. It also determined that player availability reporting is not a viable option at this time.

New board members learn the NCAA’s ins and outs

When NCAA members voted in January to add five new independent directors to the Board of Governors, an obvious question emerged.

Board of Governors endorses catastrophic injury guidelines

The NCAA’s top governing board has unanimously endorsed comprehensive recommendations for the prevention of catastrophic injury and death.

Board of Governors Diversity and Inclusion Programming Impact

In January 2016, the NCAA Board of Governors adopted a resolution to promote diversity and inclusion in athletics. In response to research findings on the barriers faced by ethnic minorities in the industry, the Association began a push to enhance the pipeline for racial diversity in coaching and athletics administration.

NCAA to add independent members to top board

For the first time, leaders from outside higher education will join college and university presidents on the board that sets the direction for the future of college sports. Representatives from schools and conferences in all three NCAA divisions came together Thursday for a historic vote aimed at increasing objectivity and adding fresh perspectives to the NCAA Board of Governors, the Association’s highest-ranking governance body.


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