Friday, October 4, 2019

ILC Endorses Snack Proposal

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OCTOBER 4, 2019 | written by Steve Ulrich
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1.  ILC Endorses Snack Proposal


The Division III Interpretations and Legislation Committee took formal positions on a pair of legislative proposals at its meeting in Indianapolis this week.

The committee recommended that the governance structure endorse a proposal sponsored by more than 20 institutions from several Division III conferences that would allow schools to provide snacks and permissible nutritional supplements to student-athletes (beyond what is already permitted during road trips).

>> Worth Noting: “This has been an ongoing conversation for the committee, and the group felt that proposal addresses potential concerns about food stability and nutrition for student-athletes.” - Angie Morenz, chair, Dean of Work, Blackburn

The committee also recommended that the governance structure oppose a proposal from the North Coast Athletic Conference and Upper Midwest Athletic Conference that seeks to allow student-athletes to voluntarily participate in athletics-related leadership programing outside of their playing season with members of their school’s coaching staff. The proposal offers several caveats designed to limit the nature of the activity, such as prohibiting on-field, court or floor activity, the use of equipment, or discussing offensive or defensive strategy.

>> The Bottom Line: "To expand permissible educational opportunities outside the playing season would put undue, or additional, pressure on a student-athlete. The committee takes the views of SAAC very seriously. Every decision impacts their experience immediately, so it weighed heavily on this decision.” - Morenz
2. Cortaca Jug to Set Record


The New York City Chapter of the National Football Foundation (NYC/NFF), host of the 2019 Cortaca Jug game being played between Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland, has announced that ticket sales have set a new all-time record for a Division III football game.

With just over six weeks to go, sales have exceeded 39,000 tickets for the game, which will be played on Saturday, November 16, at 1:00 p.m. at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey. The previous record of 37,355 was set in 2017 for a game held at Target Field in Minneapolis.

>> Quotable"The enthusiasm displayed for this game by both the students and alumni of Ithaca and Cortland has been phenomenal." - Marc Hudak, chairman, NYC/NFF

>> Why It Matters: "This game will be the largest-ever gathering of IC alumni in one place at one time." - Shirley Collado, president, Ithaca College

>> Why It Matters II: "As over 39,000 fans across both colleges will tell you, the Cortaca Jug is much more than a college football game. It is part of our history. And now, it's not just SUNY Cortland's history, but the history of college football itself." - Erik Bitterbaum, president, SUNY Cortland


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3. Golf's Rules vs. SB206

"Here is what you won’t see in the wake of the new California law allowing college athletes who attend public and private schools in the state to profit from the use of their name, image and likeness: A parade of high school golfers being wooed to come to State U. by the potential to sign a five- or six-figure endorsement with a car dealership. In this instance, the laws of capitalism will have more sway than those of any state government.

What you will see, though, is unclear. What is the worth of a top college athlete in terms of endorsement dollars? How many companies are willing to invest in them? And how many athletes stand to benefit from the opportunity?

The application of the law for college golfers is similarly hard to game out. Where college golfers are more likely to be able to profit is by being compensated for participating in summer golf clinics or small deals with golf equipment or apparel manufacturers.

Less discussed but no less relevant for the sport of golf, though, is how the law will apply to college players in relation to the USGA and R&A’s Rules of Amateur Status."

>> Situational Awareness: Golf's amateur rules prohibit amateur golfers from receiving payment or compensation, directly or indirectly, for promotion or selling anything based off their golf skill or reputation. The rules also prohibit the use of their name or likeness for promotion, advertising or sale of anything, even if no payment or compensation is provided. Violation is grounds for loss of amateur status.

>> Heard at the 19th Hole: “While we’re watching what is happening in California and various states, it’s simply too premature to contemplate all the ways this might affect the golf community in the future. We’re thankful for the working relationship we share with the NCAA and the ability to continue an open dialogue through this process.” - USGA statement

>> Keep Reading from Ryan Harrington, Golf World

>> Go Deeper on individual sport athletes with Pat Forde, Yahoo Sports

    4. Empire 8 Leaders Compete Here

    The Empire 8 Conference is proud to announce the creation of its “Tomorrow’s Leaders Compete Here” Series, which kicked off yesterday. Each week, the conference will spotlight a student-athlete from one of its member institutions who has emerged as a leader not only on the field of play, but in the classroom and in the community.

    “Developing character and integrity is a hallmark of the Empire 8,” said E8 Commissioner Chuck Mitrano. “This series is proof that Empire 8 and our member institutions are committed to intercollegiate athletics’ important role in higher education.”

    Each Thursday, beginning on Oct. 3 and running through early April, one student-athlete will be featured and celebrated as part of the E8's Tomorrow’s Leaders Compete Here Series. The individual will be an upperclassmen who has emerged as a leader not only on his or her team, but excels in the classroom, and shows a great knack for community service. In total, 24 individuals representing each of the conference's members will be profiled.

    >> What They're Saying: "The student-athletes of the Empire 8 continue to impress on the field and show an innate knack of leadership qualities in everyday life. This is a great platform to show what type of student-athletes and more importantly, future leaders of society our member institutions continue to mold.” - Joe Venniro, associate commissioner

      5. Weekend Preview

      Football - D3Football.com
      1. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Saturday at McMurry)
      2. Mount Union (vs. Otterbein)
      3. UW-Whitewater (vs. UW-Eau Claire)
      4. Saint John's (vs. Augsburg)
      5. North Central (at #9 Wheaton, Ill.)
      6. Hardin-Simmons (vs. Texas Lutheran)
      7. Bethel (vs. Carleton)
      8. Muhlenberg (at Franklin & Marshall)
      9. Wheaton, Ill. (vs. #5 North Central)
      10. Berry (at Sewanee)
      Soccer (M) - United Soccer Coaches
      1. Tufts (vs. Trinity)
      2. Amherst (vs. Wesleyan)
      3. Calvin (vs. Adrian)
      4. Franklin & Marshall (at Swarthmore)
      5. Washington and Lee (vs. Emory & Henry)
      6. Chicago (vs. Emory)
      7. Johns Hopkins (vs. Muhlenberg)
      8. Ithaca (vs. St. Lawrence)
      9. Loras (at Central)
      10. John Carroll (at Muskingum)
      Soccer (W) - United Soccer Coaches
      1. Messiah (vs. Alvernia)
      2. Middlebury (at Bates)
      3. Christopher Newport (vs. Mary Washington)
      4. William Smith (vs. Clarkson)
      5. Johns Hopkins (at Haverford)
      6. Washington-St. Louis (Sun vs. #18 Rochester)
      7. College of New Jersey (at William Paterson)
      8. Pomona-Pitzer (idle)
      9. Wheaton, Ill. (Fri vs. Illinois Wesleyan)
      10. Case Western Reserve (at NYU)
      Field Hockey - NFHCA
      1. Middlebury (at #14 Bates)
      2. College of New Jersey (vs. Ramapo)
      3. Salisbury (idle)
      4. Rowan (Fri at William Paterson)
      5. Tufts (vs. #20 Trinity)
      6. Vassar (at Union)
      7. Franklin & Marshall (at Swarthmore)
      8. Bowdoin (vs. Hamilton)
      9. Ursinus (at Dickinson)
      10. Johns Hopkins (at Haverford)
      Volleyball - AVCA
      1. Emory (Sun vs. Washington-St. Louis; vs. NYU)
      2. Calvin (idle)
      3. Chicago (Sun vs. Brandeis; vs. #14 Carnegie Mellon)
      4. Claremont-M-S (Fri vs. Cal Tech)
      5. Carthage (vs. North Park)
      6. Berry (Fri at Rhodes; Sat at Hendrix)
      7. Saint Benedict (vs. #11 Augsburg)
      8. Trinity, Texas (Sat vs. Centenary; vs. #9 Colorado College; Sun vs. Dallas; vs. Southwestern)
      9. Colorado College (Sat vs. St. Thomas, Texas; vs. #8 Trinity; Sun vs. Austin; vs. Texas Lutheran)
      10. UW-Whitewater (Fri at UW-Stout)
        

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