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Athlete with prosthetic running device allowed to compete next season

The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Rules Committee approved a request from Harvard University to allow an incoming male sprinter to compete with a prosthetic running device in the 2015-16 academic year.

DII committee recommends changes to rules on automatic qualification

The Division II Championships Committee last week recommended a multi-part proposal that could change the way some teams qualify for Division II championships.

Ice Hockey Rules Committee clarifies incidental contact rule

The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee recommended a modification to the rules regarding contact between goalkeepers and offensive players, allowing referees to judge incidental contact.

DII Championships Committee addresses soccer field size

The Division II Championships Committee supported a move to ensure all NCAA postseason soccer games are played on fields that comply with the 2015-16 rules book.

Panel approves drop-down, neutral-position stalling rules in wrestling

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved Monday the drop-down rule and the neutral-position stalling rule in wrestling, starting with the 2015-16 season. Both rules were used on an experimental basis last season. Both are now...

Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee recommends 90-second possession clock

A visible 90-second possession clock could be coming to NCAA women’s lacrosse competition in the near future. The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee made the recommendation to add a possession clock in the sport by the 2017 season in Division I and by 2018 in Divisions II and III.

Division III budget cuts reconsidered

Division III budget cuts implemented last year are already being reexamined and, eventually, some may be reversed. The Division III Championships Committee convened on May 27-28 in Indianapolis and recommended that a pair of those cutbacks – reduced per diem for athletes traveling for championship events and the elimination of per diem for athletes at host schools – be reconsidered.

Swimming rules committee recommends synchronized diving

Synchronized diving may be headed to NCAA competition next season. The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming Rules Committee recommended synchronized diving be an event option in non-championship and invitational meets, starting in the 2015-16 academic year.

Men’s basketball rules committee recommends package of proposals to improve game

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee recommended a package of proposals and officiating directives to significantly improve the pace of play, better balance offense with defense and reduce the physicality in the sport. During its meetings May 12-15 in Indianapolis, the committee caucused with the National Association of Basketball Coaches Board of Directors, Division I Men’s Basketball Committee and other key figures in men’s college basketball.

Division III Presidents Council explores dues increase

After several months of discussion, the formal process for a potential Division III membership dues increase has been set in motion. At its April 29-30 meeting in Indianapolis, the Division III Presidents Council charged the Division III Strategic Planning and Finance Committee with formulating different options for a dues increase.


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