Data shed brighter light on DIII experience

By Gary Brown New research on the student-athlete experience in Division III reveals a strong correlation between schools’ academic reputations and student-athletes’ college choice. At an educational session on Thursday during the NCAA...

Certification changes revealed to Convention delegates

By Brian Hendrickson After a year in development, the Division I Committee on Athletics Certification presented a new set of concepts for overhauling the certification program to improve efficiency and provide for the first time an annual...

Council approves basketball recruiting model

The Division I Leadership Council approved the final elements of the men’s basketball recruiting model and will forward its recommendations for both summer access and on-campus evaluations to the Division I Board of Directors for its...

Magnus’ growth is out of this world

By Brian Burnsed NCAA.org For one student-athlete, the soccer pitch at Missouri S&T was more than a vast field of grass where she played the sport she loved—it was a launching pad. Sandra Magnus, who patrolled the back line for the...

NCAA honors Tennessee’s Summitt

Pat Summitt, an educator and coach known for her motivation on and off the court, was given the NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award on Thursday during the 2012 NCAA Convention. The longtime University of Tennessee women’s basketball...

Non-medical use of ADHD meds examined in Convention session

By Brian Hendrickson Dr. Amelia Arria routinely encounters parents who downplay their children’s use of stimulant medications intended for treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Concerns of the drug use are often quickly...

Group looking at behavior in basketball

By Greg Johnson An LLC tasked with overseeing men’s basketball officiating has developed a plan to address on-court sportsmanship and behavior of coaches and players in an effort to elevate the image of the sport and positively impact game...

Enforcement panel urges active FAR involvement

By Marta Lawrence An educational session at the NCAA Convention on Thursday urged faculty athletics representatives to take a more active role in understanding the NCAA enforcement process. NCAA Associate Director of Enforcement Laura...

Cincinnati president challenges perceptions of race

By Marta Lawrence Gregory Williams, the president of the University of Cincinnati, lived the first 10 years of his life as a well-off white kid in Virginia. At age 10, Williams’ life was rocked when his father lost the family business, his...

Title IX developments and trends discussed at Convention

Title IX is entering its 40th year, yet questions remain about the interpretation of the law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that receives federal funding. The NCAA Convention...

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