Division I Council

DI Council approves limited eligibility waiver

The Division I Council provided a waiver allowing college athletes to participate in limited competition with other collegiate opponents without using a season of eligibility if their schools and/or conferences cancel or suspend spring sport seasons.

DI Council discusses return to recruiting

The Division I Council launched a discussion of a return to recruiting activities, and the group intends to vote on a return to recruiting during its April meeting. Division I has been in a recruiting dead period since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

DI Council extends recruiting dead period through May 31

The Division I Council extended the recruiting dead period for all sports through May 31, 2021. As part of the vote, members also committed to provide clarity on plans for the transition back to recruiting calendars, including potential modifications for the return to recruiting activity, no later than April 15.

Contingency plans for DI winter, spring championships approved

The Division I Council Coordination Committee approved contingency plans for the 2020-21 NCAA Division I winter and spring championships (other than basketball), as well as National Collegiate Championships conducted during the 2021 spring semester.

Division I Council tables proposals on name, image, likeness and transfers

The Division I Council on Monday announced it is committed to adopting new rules allowing student-athletes to benefit from their name, image and likeness, but said several external factors, including recent correspondence with the U.S. Department of Justice, prompted members to delay voting on the proposals.

DI Council grants waiver to allow transfer student-athletes to compete immediately

The Division I Council granted a blanket waiver allowing all transfer student-athletes to compete immediately this season if specific criteria are met.

Recruiting dead period in all sports extended by DI Council

The Division I Council on Wednesday extended the recruiting dead period for all Division I sports through April 15.

DI Council adopts midyear enrollee legislation

The Division I Council adopted emergency legislation allowing some fall sport midyear enrollees to compete during the 2020-21 academic year.

DI Council supports expansion of basketball committees

The Division I Council supported two proposals Wednesday that would expand the Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Committees to 12 members. Currently, the composition of both committees is 10 members. The concepts of both proposals...

DI Council approves football bowl eligibility requirements waiver

The Division I Council waived bowl eligibility requirements for the 2020-21 bowl season and waived the minimum number of contests for all football teams. The Council met by videoconference Tuesday and Wednesday. In normal circumstances to...


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