The NCAA Board of Governors on Tuesday formally ratified the Association-wide health and safety agenda by building on the cutting-edge work of the NCAA Sport Science Institute and the Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a rule, effective Dec. 1, 2018, requiring all newly constructed or resurfaced indoor tracks to be surveyed for a curb and to have a regulation curb in place for competition.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Committee approved a rule prohibiting defensive players from running toward the line of scrimmage to leap or hurdle offensive linemen to block field goal and point-after-touchdown attempts, beginning with the 2017 season.
We are actively determining site selections, and this new law has minimally achieved a situation where we believe NCAA championships may be conducted in a nondiscriminatory environment. If we find that our expectations of a discrimination-free environment are not met, we will not hesitate to take necessary action at any time.
“Last year, the NCAA Board of Governors relocated NCAA championships scheduled in North Carolina because of the cumulative impact HB2 had on local communities’ ability to assure a safe, healthy, discrimination free atmosphere for all those...