ncaa-d1 flag

Greg Johnson | NCAA.com | September 15, 2014

Future championships governance

The Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet discussed Tuesday how the new Division I governance structure will affect the future of the championships cabinet or whatever group replaces it.

If the new Division I governance structure establishes a championships subgroup reporting to the NCAA Division I Council as anticipated, the current Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet members recommend that this group remain a 32-member body composed of representatives from each Division I conference.

Additionally, because student-athletes are the primary focus of championships, the cabinet suggested that four voting student-athletes be included in the composition of the new championships entity. One student-athlete would represent each of the Division I subdivisions.

If a championships subgroup is used, the current cabinet recommends using Council liaisons to ensure appropriate communication between the Council and the championships subgroup. Specifically, two Council members could serve concurrently on the championships subgroup. 

Additionally or alternatively, the chair of the championships subgroup could attend portions of the Council meetings. The latter seems most appropriate, the cabinet members recommended, as the work of the Council might demand considerable time.

The cabinet is also recommending the Division I Council consider appointing some current cabinet members to the new championships entity, should one be formed.

DII football showcase: Schedule, times, scores for the 2019 season

The 2019 DII football season will feature 18 games to be shown on ESPN3 or NCAA social media from Sept. 5 through Nov. 2. Here is the complete list of games.
READ MORE

DII football Week 3 preview: Schedule, scores, top games and how to watch

No. 1 Valdosta State has a DII football top 20 showdown against West Alabama to highlight this week's schedule. Here's everything you need to know about Week 3.
READ MORE

The story of the first-ever night football game, in 1892

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1892, two teams — and a giant generator — got together for another revolutionary moment in the sport: The first American football game at night. Here's the story of that game.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners