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A roundup of the latest developments in NCAA governance, infractions, playing rules changes and other actions.

Student-athletes seek their voice

If approved at the NCAA Convention, two Division II proposals would enhance the student-athlete voice by providing SAAC with new voting privileges.

ADs key to restructuring success

Last year a group of athletics directors sat before the Division I Board of Directors and told the presidents that ADs should be an integral part of any new governance structure they devise. A year later, they’ve gotten what they wanted.

DIII student-athletes want to sign, too

High school students heading into Division III want to be recognized in their communities for competing at the college level. Soon, they might be.

UConn wins on court, in classroom

The UConn men’s basketball team went from tournament ineligibility for academic reasons to winning the championship while earning a perfect single-year Academic Progress Rate. Here’s how.

Community, championships come together in Division II

This was the first year Division II hosted community engagement events at each of its championship events.

Grant program aids limited-resource schools

The first recipients of the NCAA Accelerated Academic Success Program, Cal State Northridge, Coppin State, Jackson State, Morehead State, Norfolk State and Tennessee State used the funding from the pilot program in the 2013-14 academic year to help enhance their academic performance.

Back to school

In April, the Enforcement Department launched its Campus Placement Program, designed to improve understanding between campuses and enforcement staff. Maryland was the department’s first visit.

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