2016 NCAA Convention

DIII Management Council urges practical application of health and safety guidelines

During a meeting Wednesday at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio, the Division III Management Council recommended that the national office staff consider developing an advisory group comprised of college presidents, athletics administrators and athletic trainers from all three divisions to address health and safety guidelines put forward by the NCAA Sport Science Institute. The group would work to find ways for schools of all sizes and financial means to implement health and safety guidelines.

Panel holds preliminary discussion on future of rules

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel held a preliminary discussion regarding recent changes to the Division I governance system Wednesday at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio.

Council approves methods for more FBS conferences to hold football championships

Football Bowl Subdivision conferences with fewer than 12 members will be able to hold a conference championship football game in addition to the allowed 12 regular-season games, the Division I Council decided Wednesday, and such conferences will have two ways to meet scheduling requirements.

Council changes date for students to remove names from NBA draft

Students competing in men’s basketball now have a better opportunity to assess their likelihood of success in the NBA without jeopardizing their college eligibility. In an effort to both provide students the chance to make more fully...

2016 NCAA Convention memorial resolution list

Institutional Staff Associated with Athletics

Jack Adams Eastern Kentucky University
Margaret Addington University of Georgia
James Aguiar Plymouth State University
Morry Arbini Colorado State University
Bill Arnsparger University of Florida
Alan “Tank” Arrington University of Akron
Larry Arrington Roanoke College
Keith Bagwell Auburn University
Ed Bahan University of Pittsburgh, Bradford
John Bahr Concordia College (New York)
Jennie Bailey Texas Tech University
Ross Barlow Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Tom Bass Clemson University
Mike Benson Pacific Lutheran University
Rich Bertolucci University of California, Los Angeles
Carolyn Bird Fort Hays State University
Carol Blazina State University of New York at Oneonta
Steve Boda NCAA
Arthur Bok University of Dayton
Al Bortke University of Mary
Don Bostic University of Florida
Bob Boyd University of Southern California
Fran Brennan Norwich University
Dean Brittenham University of Colorado, Boulder
Steve Broughton William Jewell College
Dale Bruce Ohio Wesleyan University
Donald “Fox” Bryant University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Stephon Burton Sacred Heart University
Charlie Bussey Clemson University
Walter Byers NCAA
William Cable Truman State University
Fred Calaicone Pace University
Thomas Calomeris Ferrum College
Lucy Calvanese Montclair State University
Earl Cheit University of California, Berkeley
Tom Chester Canisius College
Stan Cohen State University of New York at Potsdam
Brian Conley Goldey-Beacom College
Jack Coppes Azusa Pacific University
Nick Coso Ferris State University
Richard Cowan Shorter University
Jim Crakes Point Loma Nazarene University
Joe Crawford Morehead State University
John David Crow Texas A&M University, College Station
Chris Curran State University of New York at Cobleskill
Jason Davenport Central Michigan University
Lorne Davies Simon Fraser University
Doug Davis Purdue University
George Davis Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Raymond DeFrancesco Southern Connecticut State University
Irv DeKoff Columbia University-Barnard College
Dave DeWulf Oakland University
Wallace Dooley University of the District of Columbia
Nancy Dye Oberlin College
Sean Early Virginia State University
Norm Ellenberger University of Texas at El Paso
Leo Ellison Wake Forest University
George Fisher Austin Peay State University
Paul Flores California University of Pennsylvania
Elson S. Floyd Washington State University
Bill Foster Clemson University
Bill Fritz Rowan University
Harry Gallatin Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
James Garrison Chowan University
Ed Garrity Saint Joseph’s University
Sammy Gennuso Arkansas State University
Tom Goode Mississippi State University
Marsha Graef Bates College
Ray Graves University of Florida
Herbert Greene Columbus State University
Jack Gregory Bowling Green State University
Jimmie Grimsley East Carolina University
Bill Guthridge University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Fidgi Haig Florida Institute of Technology
Mike Hanson University of Montana
Bill Harper Oregon State University
Father Theodore Hesburgh University of Notre Dame
Ryan Hoffman University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Sandra Hoffman Bentley University
Lorraine Hoffmann Hofstra University
Kitty Holley Texas A&M University, College Station
Jean Hooks Wake Forest University
Tom Hosier Macalester College
Tommy Hudspeth The University of Tulsa
Lindy Infante University of Memphis
Al Irwin University of California, Irvine
Alix James Virginia Union University
Pat Jayson University of Dayton
Andy Johnson Macalester College
John Kadlec University of Missouri, Columbia
David Kent Texas A&M University, College Station
Frank Kerns Georgia Southern University
Clevanne Kirberger The University of Tulsa
Stephen Kopp Marshall University
Richard Korkizko Wayne State University (Michigan)
Shaun Krafthofer University of Hartford
Bob Krause Kansas State University
Charlie Lane Huntingdon College
Len Latkovski Hood College
Jim Leake Ohio Wesleyan University
Shirley Lee Bethune-Cookman University
Aaron Leetch Illinois State University
Ruth Lester DePauw University
Guy Lewis University of Houston
Charles Licher Wright State University
Larry Little University of Hawaii, Manoa
Peter LoMaglio University of Hartford
Tim Long State University of New York at Potsdam
Carla Lowry Southwestern University (Texas)
Sue Peterson Lubow U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Ariana Luster San Francisco State University
Betty Lyon University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Robert MacKinnon Canisius College
Dan Magill University of Georgia
George Maier Pace University
Joe Mark Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Hilda Mason Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
Brian McNeely Idaho State University
Midge McPhail Robert Morris University
Sam Mitchell University of Georgia
Teron Montgomery Jacksonville State University
Bob Moore Johnson C. Smith University
Joe Morrone University of Connecticut
Craig Mullins Morehead State University
Ray Nagel University of California, Los Angeles
Wally Nakamoto University of Hawaii, Manoa
Jeff “Pitt” Naple Oklahoma State University
Wendy Nasmyth California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Randy Nelson Minot State University
Robert Nye College of Wooster
John Pappa University of California, Davis
Nick Pappas University of Southern California
James Perrachino Mount Aloysius College
Elaine Perrin University of Richmond
Dan Peters University of Akron
Bob Peterson University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Kenny Phillips Fayetteville State University
Billy Pickard Texas A&M University, College Station
William Powell University of Georgia
Robert Priestley Norwich University
Claude Pullen University of Memphis
Phillip Ratliff University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Walt Riddle Saint Leo University
Pat Riepma Northwood University (Michigan)
John Ross Wright State University
Alan Rowe Widener University
Tim Rucks Carthage College
Douglas Samuelson University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Rebecca Schluter Western Illinois University
Jeffrey Schmahl University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Harry Schwarze Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Jim Shaw Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Richard Shearer Alderson Broaddus University
Jack Shook University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Robie Shults Trinity College (Connecticut)
Dean Smith University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Steve Snapp The Ohio State University
Gene Sobolewski Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Jim Sochor University of California, Davis
Bill Springer Grand Valley State University
Louis Spry NCAA
Dick Stanfel University of Notre Dame
Dennis Stark University of Notre Dame
Keith Sterrett University of California, Los Angeles
Chris Stivers University of California, Berkeley
Joshua Stuhr Marian University (Wisconsin)
Brad Sullivan University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Val Szczepaniak Loyola University Maryland
Jerry Tarkanian University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Charlie Thomas Texas A&M University, College Station
Melinda “Mindy” Thompson University of Texas at Austin
Russell Tiedemann University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Robert “Bobby” Towns University of Georgia
Terry Truax Towson University
Mel Ulrich University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Peter Underwood University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Larry Vanderhoef University of California, Davis
Mike Vasconsellos Chaminade University
Freddie Vaughns Bowie State University
John “Skip” Wagnon University of Central Oklahoma
Torrey Ward Illinois State University
Hawley Waterman Kean University
Jim Weaver Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Randall Webb Northwestern State University
Joe Wells Oregon State University
Steve Whipple University of Colorado, Boulder
Davey Whitney Alcorn State University
Richard Williamson University of Memphis
Michael Wilson Southern Methodist University
Albert Witte University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, NCAA
George Zanfini Caldwell University


Demitri Allison Elon University
Brianna Anson University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Alex Bair Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
Eryon Barnett Montana State University-Bozeman
Brooke Baures Winona State University
Theodore Beard IV University of the Ozarks (Arkansas)
Alex Binkerd Western Washington University
Markel Byrd University of New Mexico
James Campbell University of South Carolina Upstate
Christian Champine Tarleton State University
Shanice Clark California University of Pennsylvania
Mason Cliché Plymouth State University
Alex Davis State University of New York at Geneseo
Michael DeGroote Northern Arizona University
Carey Depuy Colgate University
Zach Farmer The Ohio State University
Joseph Ferriso Hofstra University
Daniel Fitzwater University of Louisiana at Monroe
Christopher Fuga Coker College
Kenny Garcia Ramapo College
Nicholas Gavazzi Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Austin Gorrell University of Nevada, Reno
William Hauver Rollins College
Shannise Heady Eastern Michigan University
Lauren Hill Mount St. Joseph University
Zemaric Holt Arkansas Tech University
Jeremy Huber Johns Hopkins University
Jon Hughes California State University, Monterey Bay
Eboniey Jeter University of North Texas
Chris Johnson Duquesne University
Lauren Jones University of Oregon
Keith Joseph Jr. Mississippi State University
Sean Karl University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Brian Keller Lafayette College
Steven Kelly Colorado State University-Pueblo
Griffin Kelton Queens University of Charlotte
Vaughn King Jr. Lincoln University (Missouri)
Joey Kraemer Eastern Kentucky University
Mitchell Kramer Thomas More College
Joshua Lee University of South Carolina Upstate
Kyle MacIntosh University of Colorado, Boulder
Greg Maclin University of Alabama at Birmingham
Corey McCullers Troy University
Malcolm McGuire Monmouth College (Illinois)
Brad McNamara Ramapo College
Gage McSpadden Black Hills State University
Cody Miller Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Wil Mintner Florida Southern College
Derrick Nash Central Michigan University
Rishaul Nital Alma College
Isaac Okebiorun California State University, Monterey Bay
Joshua Olshaw Bridgewater College (Virginia)
Oluwatoni Onikeku University of Massachusetts Lowell
Camron Owens Tarleton State University
Dai-Jon Parker University of Indianapolis
Ben Sinclair Birmingham-Southern College
Bryce Skok Muskingum University
Horace Miller Sproull IV University of South Carolina Upstate
Kole Swartz University of Montana
Jeremiah Tate Wofford College
Christian Taylor Angelo State University
Altee Tenpenny Nicholls State University
Christina Tournant Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Terrence Tusan Howard University
Nicholas Upton George Washington University
Sarah Vande Berge University of South Carolina Upstate
Eloi Vasquez University of California, Berkeley
Jules Verdin Saint Leo University
Reece Wright-Conklin Newman University
Eric Wynns Saginaw Valley State University
Justin Zemser U.S. Naval Academy


2016 NCAA Convention Coverage

Every January, NCAA members travel from campuses and conferences around the country to gather at the NCAA Convention. It is the venue where representatives from NCAA schools and conferences gather to vote on rule changes, large and small, developed by NCAA members and committees throughout the year.

Future of Division I will be discussed by key groups at Convention

The 2016 NCAA Convention will provide a venue for work on the future of Division I, with the first in-person meetings of both the Values-Based Revenue Distribution group and the Sport Organizational Structure group scheduled for Jan. 12 in San Antonio.

2016 NCAA Convention legislation: Division I

Actions expected at the 2016 NCAA Convention could bring more change for college athletes, especially in the high-profile sports of football and men’s basketball. Proposals to be considered by the Division I Council could change the way conferences determine their football champions and alter the process for students declaring for the NBA draft.

2016 NCAA Convention legislation: Division III

Division III members will vote on 10 proposals at the 2016 NCAA Convention this week in San Antonio. Most notably, members will weigh in on raising membership dues, deregulating electronic transmissions between coaches and recruits, and permitting full pads and contact during football’s spring segment.

2016 NCAA Convention legislation: Division II

Division II members will vote on eight proposals at their business session Saturday in San Antonio. This year’s business session is the first that will include a Division II student-athlete vote – the result of legislation adopted at last year’s Convention. The Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will cast one vote on each proposal on behalf of their peers.


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