Division I Council

Family travel program could become permanent under proposal

The Division I membership will consider making permanent a pilot program that allows the NCAA to pay for family travel expenses to the Men’s and Women’s Final Fours.

DI football to offer more participation opportunities

College athletes competing in Division I football can participate in up to four games in a season without using a season of competition, the Division I Council decided this week at its meeting in Indianapolis.

New transfer rule eliminates permission-to-contact process

Beginning in October, Division I student-athletes will have the ability to transfer to a different school and receive a scholarship without asking their current school for permission.

Division I Council adopts recruiting legislation

Most prospective student-athletes will follow a recruiting model that resembles the schedule other students follow when choosing where to go to college, the Division I Council decided this week.

Football staff size proposal tabled

The Division I Council, acting on a recommendation from the Division I Football Oversight Committee, tabled a legislative proposal designed to set parameters on football staff sizes.

DI Council introduces early recruiting proposal

A proposed Division I recruiting model would provide prospective student-athletes the opportunity to make more informed decisions.

DI Council introduces football staff size change

Football Bowl Subdivision staff sizes could have new parameters if legislation introduced into the 2017-18 cycle by the Division I Council is adopted.

Council introduces basketball start-of-season change proposal

Division I basketball games could start three days earlier, if legislation introduced today by the Division I Council is adopted.

Working group seeks input on transfer concepts

The Division I Council Transfer Working Group will ask the membership for feedback on several potential concepts designed to create the best outcomes for both student-athletes and schools involved in the transfer process.

New DI Council chair brings strong experience, vision

Blake James has always been intrigued by college sports. The athletics director at Miami (Florida) knew when he was a student himself that he wanted to work in the field. Now James is the new chair of the Division I Council, the day-to-day decision-making body for the division.

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