Monday, November 4, 2019

Presidents Council Recap

NOVEMBER 4, 2019 | written by Steve Ulrich
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1.  Presidents Council Recap

The Division III Presidents Council took positions this week on five key membership-sponsored proposals that will be up for vote at the 2020 NCAA Convention.
Notably, after opposing a comparable proposal last year, the Presidents Council, following a recommendation from the Division III Management Council, endorsed a proposal that would permit the provision of snacks and permissible nutritional supplements for student-athletes. The proposal’s sponsors say it is designed to offer schools the flexibility to meet student-athletes’ nutritional needs and to alleviate administrative burdens associated with enforcing current prohibitions.
The Presidents Council also supported a pair of proposals that would amend the processes on admitting reclassified and provisional members. The first proposal calls for the application process for provisional institutions seeking admission into Division III to be reduced from four years to three years (plus the usual exploratory year). The second seeks to make the same reduction in the timeline for schools seeking to reclassify into Division III from another NCAA division (without the exploratory year).
The Presidents Council opposed a proposal that would allow schools to provide practice expenses in golf and swimming and diving during official vacation periods regardless of location. The Management Council had recommended that the Presidents Council oppose that proposal, noting that the issue would be better addressed via holistic review, rather than on a sport-by-sport basis.

>> What They're Saying: “The Presidents Council supported the snack proposal because it would help student-athletes obtain the nutrition they need.” - Sue Henderson, Presidents Council chair and New Jersey City president.

>> New Leadership: The Presidents Council elected Tori Murden McClure, Spalding president and current Council vice chair, as its new chair. The group selected Fayneese Miller, Hamline president, as vice chair. Both will begin serving in their new roles after the 2020 NCAA Convention.

>> Welcome: The Presidents Council approved adding four new members: Richanne Mankey, Defiance president; Frank Sanchez, Rhode Island College president; James Schmidt; Wisconsin-Eau Claire president; and Davie Jane Gilmour, Penn College president. They will begin their terms in January 2020.

>> Entire release from

2.  #ThankYourSID

"CoSIDA Membership Recognition Week, celebrated in 2019 for the fourth-straight year on November 6-12, has become a highlight of the association’s calendar.

But, it’s not about CoSIDA the organization, nor should it be. Rather, it’s all about the associate and assistant athletic directors, the SIDs, assistants, interns, graduate assistants and students who work strategically every day to publicize their institutions, teams and student-athletes.

You are at the heart of CoSIDA Membership Recognition Week.

So, to you, our member communications professionals, we encourage you to take a moment during the week (and before and after too) to be thankful for the opportunity you have to work in collegiate athletics. Thank your supervisor-SID, thank your assistants. Or take time to re-connect with colleagues at other schools.

And, to coaches and other athletic administrators, say ‘thank you’ to your sports information staff members. They selflessly work long hours to make your institution look its best. Buy them doughnuts (or perhaps a healthier snack), honor them at an upcoming home game, recognize them at a staff meeting or team practice. Most importantly, just tell them you appreciate what they do and how valuable they are to your teams’ success.

As an association, CoSIDA is proud to represent sports information staff members on campuses and in conference offices throughout the United States and Canada. And, it’s a privilege to celebrate our members for all they do, not just for a week in November but all year long."

>> We invite you to share this newsletter with your SID as an influencer in Division III athletics.

>> Read More about CoSIDA Recognition Week

3. Harrier Heroes

It was Cross Country conference championship weekend around Division III.

>> Complete List of Results, courtesy of USTFCCCA

>> Be Smart: Conference champions do not automatically qualify for the NCAA championship. All teams qualify through regional championship events scheduled for November 16.

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4. Weekend Review

Football -
  1. Mount Union (7-0, d. Ohio Northern, 63-24)
  2. Mary Hardin-Baylor (7-0, d. Louisiana College, 82-0)
  3. UW-Whitewater (7-0, d. UW-La Crosse, 21-17)
  4. Saint John's (7-0, lost vs. Concordia-Moorhead, 19-18 OT)
  5. Wheaton, Ill. (7-0, d. Carroll, 51-12)
  6. Muhlenberg (7-0, d. Johns Hopkins, 31-16)
  7. North Central (6-1, d. Elmhurst, 82-7)
  8. Ithaca (7-0, lost vs. #25 Union, 31-21)
  9. Bethel (6-1, d. Hamline, 62-7)
  10. Salisbury (6-0, d. Christopher Newport, 51-0)
>> Other Ranked Losses: #13 UW-Platteville (Oshkosh 24-20); #18 Cortland (Brockport 32-26 OT)

Soccer (M) - United Soccer Coaches
  1. Amherst (13-0-2, d. Wesleyan, 2-0)
  2. Calvin (18-1, idle)
  3. Johns Hopkins (13-2-1, d.. Dickinson, 4-1)
  4. Franklin & Marshall (14-2, d. McDaniel, 7-0)
  5. Tufts (11-2-2, d. Hamilton, 3-0)
  6. Chicago (8-1-5, d. Case Western, 1-0; d. Carnegie Mellon, 1-0)
  7. John Carroll (14-2-2, d. Wilmington, 2-0)
  8. Rensselaer (14-1-2, lost at Ithaca, 1-0)
  9. Luther (13-4-1, idle)
  10. Oneonta (15-2, idle)

Soccer (W) - United Soccer Coaches
  1. Messiah (16-1-1, idle)
  2. William Smith (13-1-1, d. St. Lawrence, 1-0)
  3. Washington-St. Louis (13-1-1, d. Carnegie Mellon, 1-0; d. Case Western, 2-1 OT)
  4. College of New Jersey (14-1-1, idle)
  5. Johns Hopkins (11-2-4, d. Franklin & Marshall, 3-1)
  6. MIT (16-1-2, d. Emerson, 1-0)
  7. Wheaton, Ill. (15-1-1, d. North Park, 9-0)
  8. Christopher Newport (15-1-3, idle)
  9. Pomona-Pitzer (14-1-1, d. CalTech, 2-0)
  10. Middlebury (11-1-3, d. Wesleyan, 2-1)
>> Ranked Losses: #17 Otterbein (Capital 2-0)

Field Hockey - NFHCA
  1. College of New Jersey (15-0, d. Stockton, 5-1)
  2. Middlebury (14-1, d. Trinity, 3-1)
  3. Salisbury (16-1, idle)
  4. Bowdoin (14-1, lost vs. Hamilton, 2-1)
  5. Tufts (12-3, d. #18 Colby, 4-1)
  6. Franklin & Marshall (15-1, lost at #8 Johns Hopkins, 2-1)
  7. Williams (12-3, d. #17 Bates, 3-1)
  8. Johns Hopkins (14-2, d. #6 Franklin & Marshall, 2-1)
  9. Kean (17-2, idle)
  10. Rowan (13-3, d. FDU-Florham, 3-1)

Volleyball - AVCA
  1. Chicago (24-1, lost at UW-Eau Claire, 3-1)
  2. Emory (23-2, d. #9 Berry, 3-0, d. Wittenberg, 3-2, d. Washington and Lee, 3-1)
  3. Carthage (24-3, d. Aurora, 3-0)
  4. Calvin (21-2, d. Alma, 3-0)
  5. Claremont-M-S (23-3, d. La Verne, 3-2)
  6. Trinity, Texas (29-4, d. Hardin-Simmons, 3-0, d. East Texas Baptist, 3-1)
  7. Johns Hopkins (26-0, d. Franklin & Marshall, 3-0)
  8. Colorado College (28-3, d. Johnson & Wales Denver, 3-0)
  9. Berry (21-4, d. Washington and Lee, 3-0; lost at #2 Emory, 3-0; d. Randolph-Macon, 3-1)
  10. Ohio Northern (22-5, d. Mount Union, 3-0)
>> Other Ranked Losses: #17 UW-Whitewater (Stevens Point 3-2); #21 Juniata (#18 Susquehanna 3-2); #25 Washington-St. Louis (Millikin 3-0).

Ice Hockey (W) - USCHO
  1. Plattsburgh (d. Buffalo State, 5-0 and 8-0)
  2. Hamline (lost at #3 Adrian, 4-1)
  3. Adrian (d. #2 Hamline, 4-1; d. Saint Mary's, 3-2)
  4. Elmira
  5. St. Thomas (lost at St. Scholastica, 2-1)
  6. Williams
  7. UW-Eau Claire (d.. St. Norbert, 3-1 and 7-0)
  8. UW-River Falls (d. Lake Forest, 6-1 and 4-0)
  9. Norwich
  10. Middlebury

Ice Hockey (M) - USCHO
  1. UW-Stevens Point (lost vs. #4 St. Norbert, 3-2; d. #4 St. Norbert, 3-2)
  2. Norwich (d. #9 U. of New England, 4-0)
  3. Geneseo (tied at Potsdam, 2-2; d. Plattsburgh, 2-1 OT)
  4. St. Norbert (d. at #1 UW-Stevens Point, 3-2; lost to #1 UW-Stevens Point, 3-2)
  5. Hobart (d. Elmira, 5-2, tied Elmira, 1-1)
  6. Oswego (d. Cortland, 6-3)
  7. Adrian (d. Nichols, 5-1; tied Manhattanville, 3-3)
  8. Augsburg (d. St. Scholastica, 3-0 and 2-1)
  9. U. of New England (lost at #2 Norwich, 4-0)
  10. Trinity (idle)
>> Other Ranked Losses: #12 UMass Boston (Curry 3-1); #15 Babson (Curry 4-2)

5.  Salute!

  • Lynchburg head field hockey coach Enza Steele became the fifth coach in any NCAA division to reach the 600-win plateau as the Hornets defeated Wooster, 3-1.
  • She joins an elite club - Nancy Stevens (Connecticut, 681), Karen Shelton (North Carolina, 669), Sharon Plfuger (TCNJ, 621) and Pat Rudy (Lock Haven, 602).

6.  Play of the Day

This may be the longest goal you've ever seen from a non-goaltender.

7.  1 Historical Thing

Forty years ago today, 500 Iranian students loyal to Ayatollah Khomeini seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 90 hostages for 444 days.

For over a year the standoff continued. U.S. President Jimmy Carter, coming to the end of his term, authorized a disastrous rescue attempt which resulted in the deaths of eight American soldiers. After long and tense negotiations, Iran released the remaining hostages on January 20, 1981, at the exact moment that newly sworn-in President Ronald Reagan completed his inaugural address.

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