Reflecting on the DI Council experience

This spring I will complete my two-year term as chair of the Division I Council. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional career, despite the challenges and the time commitment.

DIII membership survey provides direction for the coming years

A day before they vote on 2019 NCAA Convention legislation that would affect Division III immediately, the division’s delegates will gather at their issues forum to weigh in on topics that may influence the future.

DI Committee on Academics begins review of academic metric

The Division I Committee on Academics focused its review of the Academic Progress Rate in a few priority areas, including which student-athletes are included in the rate, transfers (before and after graduation), how the rate is calculated and how penalties are assigned. The committee met Oct. 9-10 in Indianapolis.

Board of Governors to seek feedback for strategic plan

The NCAA’s top governing board soon will be seeking membership feedback as part of the process to refresh the Association’s strategic plan. The Board of Governors has enlisted the services of Attain LLC, a consulting firm, to help create an actionable, long-range plan that solidifies the direction and priorities for the Association.

DI Committee on Academics considers transfer rule changes

The Division I Committee on Academics will recommend to the Transfer Working Group that four-year transfer student-athletes who meet specific grade-point average and progress-toward-degree requirements be able to compete immediately at the second school.

DI transfer group requests feedback on rule concepts

The Division I Transfer Working Group will spend the next several months seeking feedback on refined exceptions to the rule requiring all student-athletes to sit out a year of competition after transferring. The working group met Feb 12-13 in Indianapolis.

DIII Management Council recommends 2019 legislation

Rules related to awards for educational expenses that prospective Division III student-athletes can receive may soon be relaxed.

2018 Convention legislation: Division III

Division III members will vote on nine proposals — and one key amendment — at the 2018 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis.

2018 Convention legislation: Division I

At the 2018 NCAA Convention, Division I members will review a variety of proposals aimed at improving the college sports experience for student-athletes. The proposals deal with issues such as competition schedules and medical expenses.

2018 Convention legislation: Division II

Division II delegates will decide whether to permit colleges and universities in Mexico to apply for Division II membership and also determine the fate of four other legislative proposals next week at the 2018 NCAA Convention.


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