NCAA Convention Taking Over Indianapolis This Week
17 Jan, 2018
The 2018 NCAA Convention will take place Wednesday through Saturday in Indianapolis. Representatives from the NCAA’s three divisions will discuss and vote on key topics in higher education and college athletics. More than 3,000 delegates will attend educational sessions and celebrations of student success. Convention highlights and links to more information can be found below.
A full calendar of events also is available online at ncaa.org/convention.
Division I governance meetings
Division I will vote on proposals dealing with medical expenses and competition schedules — including the start of basketball season and time off for basketball student-athletes during a school’s winter break. Additionally, Division I schools will discuss transfer and recruiting rules.
Division II governance meetings
Division II delegates will vote on five proposals next week at their business session. The first vote of this year’s legislative slate will determine whether Division II will permit colleges and universities in Mexico to apply for Division II membership. Delegates also will decide whether to eliminate the legislated penalty for sports wagering, loosen restrictions on student-athlete awards, move up the start of preseason practice in football and move up the date of first competition in women’s volleyball in years in which the Division II National Championships Festival occurs in the fall.
Division III governance meetings
Division III delegates will vote on nine proposals during the NCAA Convention, including proposals to clarify rules regarding academic misconduct, eliminate penalties associated with sports wagering and alter the structure of the Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
To get the 2018 mobile app:
· iPhone and iPad users, click here or search “NCAA Events” in the Apple Store.
· Android users, click here or search “NCAA Events” in the Google Play Store.
· For other devices, follow this link: ncaaevents.gatherdigital.com.
NCAA Honors Celebration
On Wednesday, the NCAA will honor former athletes during the NCAA Honors Celebration. The awardees include the following:
Theodore Roosevelt Award: Capt. Barry “Butch” Wilmore.
Today’s Top 10 Award: Ten outstanding recent graduates.
Silver Anniversary Award: Six former student-athletes on the 25th anniversary of the completion of their college careers.
Inspiration Award: Jim Kelly.
Award of Valor: Special Agent Crystal Griner.
NCAA Plenary Session: State of College Sports
On Thursday, NCAA President Mark Emmert will deliver his State of College Sports remarks during the plenary session. At that time, Emmert also will present Julie Soriero, athletics director at MIT, with the NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award.
On Friday, Jan. 19, Robin Roberts will accept the 2018 NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Awardvia a live video feed during the Association Luncheon. She also will participate in a question-and-answer session with Emmert.
The University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, will receive the Award for Diversity and Inclusionat that time.
About the NCAA: The NCAA is a membership-driven organization dedicated to safeguarding the well-being of student-athletes and equipping them with the skills to succeed on the playing field, in the classroom and for life. Learn more