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Southeastern Conference commissioner reflects on his tenure as a member of the DI Committee on Infractions

Greg Sankey, now one of the most influential figures in college sports, soaked in his first Division I Committee on Infractions hearing in August 1990 as an admittedly “wide-eyed” compliance director.

Willamette’s Nick Symmonds came close to giving up his sport before his first season

While making history wasn’t easy, Nick Symmonds made it look that way. He won seven individual Division III outdoor track and field titles, more than any man at that time.

Division III commissioners and sport committees are collaborating to redraw sport regions

After a pair of unsuccessful attempts over the past decade to recalibrate Division III’s sport regions, a Division III Conference Commissioners Association subcommittee convened in 2016 to try to succeed where other efforts had fallen short.

Former student-athletes returning to limited-resource colleges can apply for NCAA funds

This fall, the first students receiving educational dollars from the NCAA Division I Former Student-Athlete Degree Achievement Program will begin classes to reach a goal they didn’t achieve the first time around: a college degree.

After the Game networking events bring former student-athletes together

With roughly 4 million former NCAA student-athletes around the world working in industries as varied as health care, engineering and finance, helping them find one another and build career connections is a big task.

DII launches new workshop to support compliance administrators and help them grow

Within an athletics department, the role of a compliance administrator can be thankless, expansive and, at times, isolating.

Inclusion Insights: Northern Illinois

You Can’t Build an Inclusive Culture Alone - Q&A with Sean Frazier

Inclusion Insights: Bowling Green

At Bowling Green, the student-athletes, administrators and coaches hold one another accountable to have difficult conversations that ensure inclusivity is at the forefront of everyone’s minds

Inclusion Insights: Concordia Portland

A culture of inclusion has become an important element of a longtime partnership between Concordia Portland and the broader Portland, Oregon, community.


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