Division I Council

DI Council addresses enforcement issues, sport committees

The Division I Council met Oct. 4-5 in Indianapolis in a legislative-heavy meeting. The group’s last meeting before the deadline to introduce new proposals into the 2016-17 legislative cycle saw members introduce potential new rules intended to enhance the student-athlete experience by reducing demands on time and alter recruiting rules in football and women’s basketball.

Council aims to improve access with football camps proposal

Division I football recruits could experience an improved recruiting environment, if new legislation introduced by the Division I Council is adopted.

DI to consider early signing period in football

High school football prospects could experience greater transparency in the recruiting process if a new football recruiting model introduced by the Division I Council is adopted.

DI to consider new women’s basketball recruiting rules

Women’s basketball coaches could be following different recruiting rules by the start of the 2017-18 school year if a package of proposals introduced into the legislative cycle by the Division I Council is adopted. The Council met Oct. 4-5 in Indianapolis.

DI Council introduces time demands legislation

Division I college athletes could have more time to pursue study abroad and internship opportunities if measures introduced into the 2016-17 cycle by the Division I Council are adopted.

Basketball committees could represent five regions

The Division I Council introduced legislation that would spread the members of DI basketball committees across five regions.

Time spent on athletics may get Convention review

Members review concepts for both potential legislation and recommended best practices that could alter the way Division I college athletes spend their time.

Council adjusts bowl selection process

The Division I Council has solidified the process for placing eligible teams into bowl games for the 2016-17 season.

DI Council approves bowl certification moratorium

The Division I Council voted Friday to place a three-year moratorium on certifying new postseason football bowl games. The moratorium is intended to give a working group examining postseason football, including bowl certification criteria, time to complete its work.

DI continues talks on time demands

The Division I Council is playing an active role in discussions about time demands placed on student-athletes and is working with the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern conferences to develop legislation that could alter the college athletics experience for both students and coaches.


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