Experimental 20-second, pitch-clock rule referred back to committee

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel referred an experimental rule proposal for use of a 20-second pitch clock with runners on base back to the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee on Wednesday.

Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee comfortable with state of game

The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee reviewed all aspects of the sport and set its agenda for future discussion items at its annual meeting held Tuesday and Wednesday in Indianapolis. Most notably, the committee’s annual rules survey indicated wide support for the changes made in the previous cycle to encourage a faster pace of play.

DII national SAAC looks to enhance connection with campuses

This year, members of the Division II national Student-Athlete Advisory Committee are embracing opportunities to participate in the Division II governance process in unprecedented ways. But the committee’s work to enhance the student-athlete voice is far from over.

DII Presidents Council sponsors pair of proposals

At every level of the Division II governance process this year, robust discussions have centered around the rules related to “unattached” competition in individual sports. That trend continued last week at the Presidents Council meeting in Indianapolis.

DIII to consider dues increase at NCAA Convention

Division III members will vote on a membership dues increase at the 2016 NCAA Convention. In a meeting Thursday in Indianapolis, the Division III Presidents Council approved a proposal from the Division III Strategic Planning and Finance Committee that would push annual dues for Division III schools from $900 to $2,000 and from $450 to $1,000 for conferences.

DIII SAAC discusses game environment, playing seasons

The Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee weighed in on a pair of topics that will be a major focus for Division III through the next two years. When it convened July 18-19 in Indianapolis, Division III SAAC discussed ways to improve game environments and potential changes to playing and practice seasons at length, including roundtable discussions with the Division III Management Council.

NCAA awards AASP Grants to nine schools

The NCAA has awarded more than $4 million in grants to nine Division I schools to support academic programs that help student-athletes earn their degrees.

DIII Management Council weighs in on Convention legislation

The Division III legislative slate for the 2016 NCAA Convention has begun to take shape. The Division III Management Council voted to support several pieces of legislation and held preliminary discussions on proposals from the membership when the Management Council convened on July 20-21 in Indianapolis.

Softball teams allowed to use in-game video next season

Starting next season, softball teams will be able to review video and access information entered into electronic equipment during competition.

Division II Championships Committee votes to publish selection criteria data

In a move to make the championship selection process more transparent, the Division II Championships Committee voted to begin routinely publishing the data used in ranking teams.


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