The Committee on Academics dug deeper into academic misconduct issues and legislative concepts at its February 16-17 meeting in Indianapolis, and the group intends to have legislative recommendations later this year.
The Division III Interpretations and Legislation Committee recommended legislation to remove the requirement that athletes seek reinstatement if they’ve received impermissible financial aid – provided the athlete was unaware that the aid violated rules and the institution's athletics department staff was not involved in the violation.
The Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet referred a proposal for format changes to the Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships to the Competition Oversight Committee in the new governance structure for additional discussion and possible action.
Men’s basketball teams selected to play in the 2015 Postseason NIT will compete using experimental rules, including a 30-second shot clock and a four-foot restricted-area arc. The rules will be in effect for all 31 games of the tournament.