Division II SAAC takes positions on Convention legislation

Members of the Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee met in Indianapolis on Nov. 21-22 and established their positions on each piece of legislation that will be considered at the upcoming NCAA Convention. In January, the positions of the committee will be put to action in the first-ever Division II student-athlete votes at the Convention.

Division III SAAC opposes social media deregulation

The Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee supports all but one of the proposals that will be up for vote at January’s NCAA Convention in San Antonio.

Division III finishes 2014-15 with budget surplus

The Division III Strategic Planning and Finance Committee, during a conference call on Nov. 12, received a budget update and also acted on several action requests related to the division’s conference grant program.

UConn women’s exhibition basketball game to be played with experimental rules

Several experimental rules will get a test when the University of Connecticut and Vanguard University women’s basketball teams meet next month.

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Thursday approved the use of the experimental rules for the Nov. 8 exhibition game between UConn and Vanguard. The request was made in an attempt to see how the rules might provide the committee with information to consider in the future as it continues to identify ways to enhance women’s basketball. Several of the rules have been discussed by the rules committee in recent years.

UConn and...

DII Management Council takes positions on membership-sponsored proposals

The Division II Management Council this week established its position on four membership-sponsored proposals that will come to a vote at the 2016 NCAA Convention.

Citing a need to protect the “life in the balance” approach to the student-athlete experience in Division II, council members decided to oppose two proposals they felt encroached on that philosophy. “We want to keep our focus on the student part of student-athlete,” said Tim Ladd, the faculty athletics...

Division III playing and practice season review moves forward

The ongoing review of playing and practice seasons in Division III has taken a significant step forward. The Division III Management Council, in a meeting this week in Indianapolis, reviewed data from a recent membership survey and recommended areas of focus for the Division III Issues Forum at the 2016 Convention.

Women’s Basketball Rules Committee supports experimental proposal request

The Women’s Basketball Rules Committee supported a request from the University of Connecticut to use several international rules in their exhibition game against Vanguard University on Nov. 8.

Experimental 20-second, pitch-clock rule referred back to committee

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel referred an experimental rule proposal for use of a 20-second pitch clock with runners on base back to the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee on Wednesday.

Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee comfortable with state of game

The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee reviewed all aspects of the sport and set its agenda for future discussion items at its annual meeting held Tuesday and Wednesday in Indianapolis. Most notably, the committee’s annual rules survey indicated wide support for the changes made in the previous cycle to encourage a faster pace of play.

DII national SAAC looks to enhance connection with campuses

This year, members of the Division II national Student-Athlete Advisory Committee are embracing opportunities to participate in the Division II governance process in unprecedented ways. But the committee’s work to enhance the student-athlete voice is far from over.


Subscribe to RSS - Insider