Division I Council

DI Council supports expansion of basketball committees

The Division I Council supported two proposals Wednesday that would expand the Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Committees to 12 members. Currently, the composition of both committees is 10 members. The concepts of both proposals...

DI Council approves football bowl eligibility requirements waiver

The Division I Council waived bowl eligibility requirements for the 2020-21 bowl season and waived the minimum number of contests for all football teams. The Council met by videoconference Tuesday and Wednesday. In normal circumstances to...

DI Council introduces championships resource allocation legislation

The Division I Council introduced several pieces of legislation into the 2020-21 cycle that are intended to ensure resources for Division I championships are allocated appropriately. The Council met by videoconference Tuesday and Wednesday...

DI Council extends eligibility for winter sport student-athletes

Winter sport student-athletes who compete during 2020-21 in Division I will receive both an additional season of competition and an additional year in which to complete it, the Division I Council decided. The same flexibility was provided...

DI Council proposal would expand transfer exception

All Division I student-athletes would have the ability to transfer and compete immediately once during their collegiate experience if a measure introduced by the Division I Council is adopted. The Council met by videoconference Tuesday and...

DI Council introduces name, image and likeness concepts into legislative cycle

Division I moved a step closer to changing its name, image and likeness rules when the Division I Council this week introduced concepts providing more opportunities for student-athletes into the 2020-21 legislative cycle. The Council met...

DI Council approves moving fall championships to the spring

On Wednesday, the Division I Council approved a package of proposals to move the 2020 fall championships to the spring of 2021.

DI Council extends recruiting dead period

The Division I Council extended the recruiting dead period through Jan. 1. The Council has been reviewing the dead period on a regular basis since April. A dead period precludes all in-person recruiting.

DI Council approves Nov. 25 start date for men’s and women’s basketball

The Division I Council approved moving the first contest date in Division I men’s and women’s basketball to Nov. 25 for the 2020-21 season.

DI Council approves changes to FCS championship

The Division I Council adopted a playing and practice season model for schools that plan to participate in football in the spring. Members also approved a framework for the Division I Football Championship.

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