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NCAA chief medical officer reinforces the need for concussion management

In an editorial for Neurology , the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, Dr. Brian Hainline and other experts outline the expectations and requirements for concussion management in college sports. "Because coaches have the...

Iowa students learn about NCAA

A group of University of Iowa students recently met with NCAA officials to learn about legislative processes. Katie Nasenbenny , a soccer player for the university, describes her experience: "It opened my eyes to the fact that nearly...

MTSU president talks NCAA rules

Sidney McPhee , president of Middle Tennessee State University, explains how NCAA rules can sometimes have unintended consequences: "We have policies for a reason. At our school I frequently say, 'Just don't follow them blindly. Take a...

Big 12 Commissioner Explains the NCAA

Bob Bowlsby , commissioner of the Big 12, responds to questions at the Kansas State football media day. "What the NCAA has been today, or has been in the past, or will be in the future, is a product of its members. It's certainly not some...

Michigan State President Reinforces Goal of Reform

Lou Anna K. Simon, president of Michigan State University and the chair of the NCAA Executive Committee, explained changes to the Division I infractions process on Thursday: “These membership-driven changes are a great first step in our...

Clemson football coach on the value of education

During the Atlantic Coast Conference football media days, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney defended the value of getting a college education: “I’m not for diminishing the value of an education,” Swinney said. “Football was great, opened up...

Lehigh University President highlights benefits of the athletic experience

Alice P. Gast, President of Lehigh University, writes about the value of college athletics in an opinion piece featured on philly.com . "Too often, when intercollegiate athletics are under scrutiny and the student-athlete is thought to be...

Big Sky Commissioner Talks Collegiate Model Benefits

In a recent Q&A with the Standard-Examiner , Big Sky Conference Commissioner Doug Fullerton talks about the benefits of being an NCAA student-athlete . "The NCAA, a membership organization, has been an incredible organization in...

NCAA VP of Communications explains Division I reform progress

Pete Thamel's recent assertion in Sports Illustrated that the Division I reform effort has yielded few results is wrong. In fact, of the 49 proposals considered, 34 have been adopted, 11 are in progress, and 4 have been defeated. – Bob...

Basketball preliminary rounds continue to be hosted in arenas and domes

The media has inaccurately reported that the Division I Men's Basketball Championship will no longer play regional semifinal and final games in domes. Staff should be aware that, in the future, regional games will be played at both domes...

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