NCAA News Archive - 2008

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Division III Rewind

Jun 20, 2008 1:00:00 AM

The NCAA News

The following is a summary of Division III news from the week of June 16-20:

  • The Division III Membership Committee began addressing issues related to membership growth that were raised in a recent division-wide survey, including maintenance of heightened compliance standards, the possibility of raising membership dues, and ways to encourage schools considering membership to explore and evaluate all NCAA membership options before making a decision about which division to join.
  • Flooding in Iowa hit a Division III athletics conference and some of its member institutions hard, forcing the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to abandon its office in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and swamping baseball, soccer and softball fields and damaging the gymnasium facility at Luther College. At least two other conference schools suffered power outages as a result of the flooding, while another provided shelter for its community’s flood victims.
  • The Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Committee recommended an October 15 common start date for practice beginning with the 2009-10 season, while the Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Committee plans to survey the membership on staging the championship game at a predetermined site and on other issues.
  • The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference selected Dwayne Hanberry, previously its associate commissioner, to lead the 12-member league consisting of liberal arts colleges in nine states. Hanberry, who becomes the SCAC’s second commissioner, has been serving as interim commissioner since Steve Argo’s resignation early this year.
  • Nominations are being solicited for an immediate vacancy on the Division III Rowing Committee.


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