2019 NCAA Convention

Division III adopts new football preseason format

After nearly two years of debate, the Division III football preseason has been reshaped to better accommodate the elimination of two-a-day practices.

Division II University program adopted as replacement for annual coaches test

Division II has adopted a new method for the annual certification of coaches, replacing the national standardized exam with required completion of interactive modules in the new online education program, Division II University.

DI Council refers basketball proposals

The Division I Council referred two membership proposals addressing aspects of multiple-team event legislation to the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Oversight Committees.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee receives Ford Award

Jackie Joyner was a promising young basketball player and track and field star when she chose a college that was 2,000 miles from home — and a world away.

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls earns 2019 Award for Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls athletics department was recognized Friday at the NCAA Convention in Orlando, Florida, with the 2019 Award for Diversity and Inclusion.

DIII members offer guidance on health and safety, enrollment management

Division III members gathered Friday to discuss topics that will shape the division’s present and future.

Division II Presidents Council approves festival working group

A Division II membership working group will be appointed to evaluate and recommend enhancements to the Division II national championships festivals, the Division II Presidents Council has determined.

NCAA to add independent members to top board

For the first time, leaders from outside higher education will join college and university presidents on the board that sets the direction for the future of college sports. Representatives from schools and conferences in all three NCAA divisions came together Thursday for a historic vote aimed at increasing objectivity and adding fresh perspectives to the NCAA Board of Governors, the Association’s highest-ranking governance body.

Access to mental health services guaranteed by autonomy conferences

Student-athletes in the Division I autonomy conferences are guaranteed access to mental health services and resources after legislation requiring it was adopted at the 2019 NCAA Convention.

DIII Presidents Council affirms current structure

The Division III Presidents Council sees no need to call for a comprehensive review of Division III or legislation that would dramatically restructure the division.

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