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UW-River Falls Given Probation for Impermissible Scholarships

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls was placed on probation by the Division III Committee on Infractions for failing to monitor their financial aid practices, resulting in seven football players being awarded athletically-related financial aid between 2007–08 and 2010–11. The violations … [Read More]

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DIII Moves Forward With Recruiting Proposals, Steps Back on Fin Aid Audits

The Division III Management Council moved forward with two recruiting proposals last week and put the brakes on a proposed random financial aid audit system. The recruiting proposals both pertained to off-campus contact and are deregulatory in nature. The biggest … [Read More]

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DII Considers Requiring Full-Time ADs, Compliance Staff

Last week the Division II Management Council voted to sponsor a proposal which would require DII institutions to employ both a full-time athletic director and full-time compliance coordinator who do not have coaching duties. The rule is already in effect … [Read More]

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Shared Governance Process to Receive an Overhaul

Most of the talk surrounding the NCAA’s governance reform has focused on the autonomy that will be granted to the power conferences. But included in the reform package are changes to how all of Division I will adopt legislation that … [Read More]

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Board of Directors Agenda Fleshes Out Autonomy System

At its April 2014 meeting next week, the Division I Board of Directors will be presented with a mostly complete version of the new governance proposal. Many elements of the proposal are already known, and include an expanded Board of … [Read More]

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Draft and Amateurism Debates Are Basically Separate

Sean Deveney of Sporting News: The sources said that, in order to pave the way for raising the age limit, the league would be willing to expand salaries in the D-League, giving each team a salary cap and allowing executives … [Read More]

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NCAA No Longer Accepting Coursework from 24 High Schools

Today the NCAA announced that 24 schools which use a company called K12 Inc. to provide their curriculum were no longer approved. All of the schools are nontraditional high schools, and their courses were found to not comply with the … [Read More]

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Transfer Feedback Yields Range of Opinion

At its April 2014 meeting, the NCAA Division I Leadership Council will once again take up the issue of undergraduate transfers in football, basketball, baseball, and men’s ice hockey. At issue is whether athletes who transfer in sports without the … [Read More]

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NCAA Releases Q&A on Academic Misconduct

Today the NCAA released an Educational Column on “academic misconduct”. In it, the NCAA attempts to define more clearly the difference between academic misconduct, an “academic offense” and a “misconduct violation”. The Q&A builds on an official interpretation and starts … [Read More]

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What Athletes Will Get Under the NCAA’s New Food Rules

On Tuesday, the NCAA Legislative Council adopted Proposal 2013–31-B, which has the following intent: To specify that an institution may provide meals and snacks to student-athletes as a benefit incidental to participation in intercollegiate athletics. 2013–31-B still needs to be … [Read More]

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