Thursday, June 30, 2022

Strategic Planning & Finance Recap

 

written by STEVE ULRICH
your must-read briefing on what's driving the day in NCAA Division III

 

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TOP STORY

1. Strategic Planning & Finance Recap

 


by Justin Whitaker, NCAA


"At its meeting via videoconference June 24, the Division III Strategic Planning and Finance Committee approved several 2023 fiscal year budget recommendations. They await final approval by the Division III Management and Presidents Councils during their summer meetings.

The committee approved recommendations made during last week's Championships Committee meeting, including per diem increases in all sports, reimbursement for local ground transportation, a day of rest for select sports, and the expansion of some brackets and travel parties.

The Strategic Planning and Finance Committee also agreed to updates to the Enrichment Fund, previously known as nonchampionships initiatives, including additional funding for the Conference Grant Program to support the division's strategic initiative of diversity, equity and inclusion. The committee tasked the NCAA grant administrator to collaborate with the Division III Commissioners Association to finalize the grant parameters."

>> Of Note: "Salary increases to the Division III Ethnic Minorities and Women's Internship from $23,660 to $30,000 were approved beginning Sept. 1, 2023. This increase matches Division II's raise and allows the internship to be more competitive in today's employment market."

>> Worth Noting: "To reduce excess funds above the mandated reserve, the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee approved Division III to overspend its operating budget in fiscal years 2023 and 2024. With the start of the 2025 fiscal year, Division III will see an overall 11% revenue increase due to the CBS/Turner Sports broadcast agreement."

>> What They're Saying: "Our main focus as a committee is meeting the needs of our student-athletes, conferences and membership while exhibiting fiscal responsibility," said Jim Schmidt, chair of the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee and chancellor at Wisconsin-Eau Claire."

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TITLE IX

2.  Kauffman Recalls Struggles for Women


Coach Yvonne Kauffman - Elizabethtown College
by Mike Gross, LNP | photo by Chris Knight


"When President Richard Nixon signed Title IX into law in 1972, he didn’t know he was changing American sports. No one did.

The legislation was, on its face, an almost under-the-radar provision in the Education Amendments Act. It reads: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

There’s no mention of the participation of women or girls in sports. But the interpretation of the new code lit the fuse on a revolution in sports.

It wasn’t the end of a fight, but a beginning.

And it was a fight Yvonne Kauffman has been waging since she was a little girl growing up in Manheim, just wanting to play baseball and basketball and tennis and any other game that happened to be going on."

>> Court Awareness: "Kauffman ended up building a life in sports, going on to coach basketball, field hockey and tennis at Elizabethtown College for a cumulative total of 89 seasons and 1,143 wins — making her one of the winningest coaches in the history of American sports."

>> Reality Check: She coached (field hockey, basketball and tennis) from 1970-83. In the early years, she had no assistant coaches, and she coached the varsity and the JV. She carried a heavier course load than any other physical education teacher — Elizabethtown was 60% women, and she was the only woman in the athletic department."

>> The Key Stat: "She was an active and diligent recruiter when, in small-college women’s sports, not everyone was. In the 1981-82 school year, Kauffman won the national title in hoops, reached the NCAA Final Four in field hockey, and one of her tennis players, Beckie Donecker, won the D-III singles national championship."

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ALUMNI

3.  What's Next for Ryan Turell?


by Jacob Gurvis, Jerusalem Post
 

"Yeshiva University star basketball player Ryan Turell was not selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft, putting his dream of being the first Orthodox Jewish player in the league on hold.

According to ESPN, Turell is mulling his options, including a move to Israel or the NBA’s minor league organization. 

Turell had been set to appear at the NBA’s G League combine in May, a scouting showcase for prospects who were not invited to the main NBA Draft event, but he sustained an injury during a workout that forced him to drop out. The injury will now keep him out of the NBA’s Summer League in Las Vegas next month as well."

>> Court Awareness: "The Los Angeles native was the Division III player of the year, shooting 59% overall and 47% from three-point range, which is well above the NBA average."

>> Quotable: "The 6-foot-7 guard knows he has an uphill battle. But as he told JTA back in March, he won’t be discouraged. “They just motivate me to work even harder,” he said."

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NEWS

4.  Lightning Round 


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  • New Jersey City University’s president is out amid the declaration of a financial emergency that has the college seeking a $10 million lifeline from the state government. The Board of Trustees declared the financial emergency at its Monday meeting; the president stepped down the same day, according to NJ.com. Outgoing president Sue Henderson, who was the subject of a no-confidence vote by NJCU’s Faculty Senate in September, is under fire for the depletion of university financial reserves under her leadership.

  • Will Hardy has been named head coach of the NBA's Utah Jazz. A 2010 graduate of Williams, he becomes the youngest head coach in the association at 34.

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Monday, June 27, 2022

Sports That Benefitted Most From Title IX

 

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TOP STORY

1.  Sports That Benefitted Most From Title IX

 

by Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight.com


"The first half-century of Title IX — 1972’s gender-equality law that banned sex-based discrimination in federally funded educational institutions — saw women’s sports in America undergo a period of profound growth and evolution.

It’s informative to look at where the growth in women’s sports has come from on a sport-by-sport basis, and how that has changed over time. Here is total girls’ high school sports participation in four-year intervals for the dozen most popular sports of the last 20 years, according to data from the National Federation of State High School Associations:



>> Worth Noting: "Maybe the most interesting bellwether of Title IX’s progress in growing women’s sports — and particularly in diversifying which sports girls have access to or see themselves playing — is basketball. As noted, it remains the third-most-popular sport to play at the high school level, with around 400,000 participants and a 12 percent share of all female high school athletes. But that share has been dropping steadily with time, from an enormous 45 percent in 1971-72 to just 23 percent a decade later, 15 percent in 2006-07 and now even less than that."

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NCAA

2. Champs Committee Recap



by Justin Whitaker, NCAA


"Aiming to return to pre-COVID-19 pandemic operations, the Division III Championships Committee is recommending a collection of budget initiatives, including per diem increases in all sports and the expansion of some brackets and travel parties.

At its meeting Monday and Tuesday at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis, the committee recommended the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee approve funding Friday for the initiatives.

Among the recommended initiatives, the committee backed an increase to the per diem for all sports from $100 to $115 and an increase to the host per diem from $40 to $50.

>> Notable: "Sport committees generally feel that the current bench limits are adequate, but feedback has consistently shown that the student-athlete experience is negatively impacted when teams reach the NCAA championships and some student-athletes are not allowed to be in uniform on the bench with the team. As a result, the committee made a recommendation to the Division III Management Council to allow all student-athletes permitted in the bench area to be in uniform and to participate in warmups. The current bench size, squad size and travel party limits will remain unchanged."

>> Continue Reading

RULES

3. Track & Field Rules Committee Recap


"The Men's and Women's Track and Field Rules Committee during its in-person meeting this week in Indianapolis recommended participants have one minute to initiate their attempt in field events, beginning with the 2022-23 academic year.

The new proposal for field event athletes to initiate their trial within one minute after their name is called would put NCAA rules in line with World Athletics rules.

Currently, field athletes have 30 seconds to initiate their trial.

Elsewhere ... 

  • Committee members proposed that officials may use video review, if available, in all field events, beginning with the 2022-23 academic year, to see whether an infraction or violation occurred.
     
  • The committee recommended eliminating mixed-gender competitions.
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RECRUITING

4. Women's Tennis Rankings


Tennis Recruiting Network (TRN) is excited to present the Top 25 NCAA Division III Women's Recruiting Classes for 2023. This list is based on commitments reported on or before May 23, 2022.

We have once again received assistance from a panel of NCAA Division III coaches in coming up with these rankings. Our panelists did not consider incoming transfer students in their decisions - and they also did not consider players that competed in college this past January.
 

  1. Emory
  2. Williams
  3. Johns Hopkins
  4. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
  5. Carnegie Mellon
  6. Wesleyan (Conn.)
  7. Washington (Mo.)
  8. Pomona-Pitzer
  9. Chicago
  10. Middlebury

>> Complete Top 25
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

5. Calendar



June
26-29 - NACDA, Las Vegas, Nev.

July
11-12 - Postgraduate Scholarship Committee, Indianapolis
12 - Interpretations and Legislation Committee
16-17 - Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Indianapolis
18-19 - Management Council, Indianapolis
20 - Interpretations and Legislation Committee
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NEWS

6.  Lightning Round 


  News

  • Western Connecticut State University president John Clark is stepping down amid a financial crisis that resulted in a depletion of 99 percent of university reserves in recent years. Clark, who has been president since 2015, will officially exit on July 14. His resignation follows a no-confidence vote regarding financial management issues leveled against him by the faculty union in May. Earlier this year, a scathing external report found that the university “has an expenditure control problem, not a revenue problem.”

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