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NCAA’s newest championship will be called beach volleyball

The NCAA’s 90th championship will be called beach volleyball. The committee that oversees the sport made the decision June 23, after thoroughly discussing what the sport should be known as during a conference call.

DI Competition Committee to consider tennis format changes

The Division I Competition Oversight Committee created an adhoc subcommittee to consider whether the Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships have no-ad scoring and other format modifications in the future.

Competitive safeguards finalizes Division II strength and conditioning coach proposal

The committee’s proposal regarding Division II strength and conditioning coach certification has begun making its way through the division’s governance structure.

Competitive safeguards committee takes new approach to drug testing changes

A push to replace testing for street drugs at NCAA championship events with a more robust approach has slowed, but has not been derailed entirely.

Panel approves synchronized diving for NCAA competition

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved synchronized diving to be an event option in non-championship and invitational meets, starting in the 2015-16 academic year.

Media timeout format approved in women’s basketball

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved the media timeout format for televised games.

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.

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