Governance

CSMAS recommendation empowers medical staffs

The NCAA’s committee responsible for student-athlete health and safety took steps at its summer meeting to better establish medical personnel as authoritative decision-makers in college sports. During its meeting June 15-17 in Dallas, the...

Governance review group seeks feedback

The group charged with reviewing the redesigned Division I governance structure will seek feedback from members through a survey focused on potential ideas for refining and enhancing the structure and legislative process. The survey will be distributed before most spring conference meetings.

DIII committee recommends modest championships expansion

As many Division III sports continue to grow, their championships are legislated to follow suit. Rather than impede more championship opportunities for student-athletes, a DIII committee is working to find ways to fund them.

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 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.

CSMAS proposes removal of protein restrictions

During its Dec. 13-15 meeting in Indianapolis, the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports recommended changes to the Association’s nutritional supplement legislation – which classifies what types of supplements institutions are permitted to provide student-athletes – by removing the restriction on protein content.

Division II SAAC takes positions on Convention legislation

Members of the Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee met in Indianapolis on Nov. 21-22 and established their positions on each piece of legislation that will be considered at the upcoming NCAA Convention. In January, the positions of the committee will be put to action in the first-ever Division II student-athlete votes at the Convention.

Division III SAAC opposes social media deregulation

The Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee supports all but one of the proposals that will be up for vote at January’s NCAA Convention in San Antonio.

Division III finishes 2014-15 with budget surplus

The Division III Strategic Planning and Finance Committee, during a conference call on Nov. 12, received a budget update and also acted on several action requests related to the division’s conference grant program.

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