NCAA Football: Is the New Playoff Format an Improvement over the BCS?
- For years, we college football fans whined and moaned about the travesty that was the BCS, demanding a new system. Well, starting in 2014, the system known as the BCS will be no more, replaced by the one thing we fans clamored for more than the demise of the BCS: a football playoff.
Road to NCAA Championships changes for Division III wrestlers
- Wrestlers will be taking a different route to Cedar Rapids in March. And, it isn’t due to the countless areas of construction throughout the city that will host the 2013 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships. The NCAA Division III Wrestling Committee approved a change to national tournament qualifying in April and Monday announced the six regional sites for the new format. The eight Iowa Conference schools, Knox (Ill.), Cornell and Augustana (Ill.) will compete in the Central regional hosted by Loras College at Five Flags Center in Dubuque on Mar. 2
A Little Student-Athlete Leverage: NCAA Institutions Roll Out Multiyear Scholarships
- Student-athletes about to sign NCAA National Letters of Intent may receive multiyear scholarships instead of the one year renewable scholarships that have been the standard since 1973 (I know too well because that was the year I entered college and got the news that my athletic scholarship would be renewed on a year-to-year basis). This multiyear scholarship of two to five years has been an option for NCAA member institutions since first being approved by the NCAA Division I Board of Directors last October and affirmed following a failed attempt at overriding the action of the Board in February of this year. However, this will be the first full recruiting season that the rule is not subject to a membership override vote.
Gators, NCAA Clearinghouse sorting out football recruits
- It’s still over a month before Florida’s football team opens fall practice but the Gators are already battling some issues — the admissions process. Dante Phillips, one of the nation’s top defensive tackle recruits, made it through the NCAA Clearinghouse but has been denied admission to Florida and appears to be headed elsewhere this fall
Numbers on the scoreboard aren’t most crucial ones for college-bound high school athletes
- The SAT makes many students nervous. But if athletes miss their required score by even a few points, a scholarship worth as much as $200,000 can slip away.