Division III Rewind
The following is a summary of Division III news from the week of July 14-18:
• The Division III Management Council will meet Monday and Tuesday in Minneapolis, and a review of feedback from the recent Town Hall Meetings that focused on membership issues tops the agenda. The Council also will begin dealing with proposed legislation for the 2009 Convention and receive a preliminary report on the first year of Division III’s two-year drug-education and testing pilot.
• Division III conferences submitted eight proposals for consideration at the next Convention, although six of the proposals still must obtain additional sponsorship before being placed on the agenda in January in Washington, D.C. The two proposals that already are properly sponsored for the Convention deal with whether to charge student-athletes in six sports with a season of participation for competing in a contest during the nontraditional season and with establishing a common practice start date of August 15 for fall sports.
• The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association honored three men and three women -- all individual champions or runners-up at Division III indoor and/or outdoor championships -- as track and field scholar-athletes of the year.
• Nominees are being sought for Division III sports committee vacancies in field hockey and rowing.
• Mount St. Joseph remembered John Pont, who died July 1 at age 80, as the coach who rolled up his sleeves to help the Cincinnati college start its football team after leading two Big Ten football programs (including one Rose Bowl squad).
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