Thursday, March 26, 2020

Soccer Rules

MARCH 26, 2020 | written by STEVE ULRICH
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1.  Soccer Rules


"The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee recommended proposals that would align collegiate soccer more closely with international rules.

The committee, which met via teleconference last week, supported modifications for protocols for goalkeepers during penalty kicks and where attacking players can stand when the defending team has a wall of three or more players during free kicks.

All rules proposals must be approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which is scheduled to discuss soccer recommendations April 20."

>> Penalty Kicks: Goalkeepers would be required to have at least part of one foot on or in line with the goal line when the kick is taken. Also, goalkeepers could not be touching the goal posts, crossbar or the net before the kick is taken.

>> Free Kicks: Attacking players would be required to be at least 1 yard from a defending team’s wall of three or more players. Attacking players standing very close to, or in, the defensive wall on free kicks often cause management problems and hurt the pace of play of the match.

>> Keep Reading from the NCAA

2. Endowments, Part III

Does an institution's endowment value indicate success in the Directors' Cup standings?

by Total Endowment (billion)
  1. MIT ($17.569) - 6th place
  2. Chicago ($8.263) - 9th
  3. Washington U. ($7.953) - 3rd
  4. Emory ($7.872) -5th
  5. Johns Hopkins ($6,275) - 2nd
  6. New York U. ($4,345) - 34th
  7. Caltech ($2.975) - 290th
  8. Williams ($2.888) - 1st
  9. Carnegie Mellon ($2.542) - 33rd
  10. Amherst ($2.473) - 8th
by Endowment per Student
  1. Principia ($1,582,250) - 131st place
  2. MIT ($1,533,234) - 6th
  3. Pomona ($1,486.314) - 23rd
  4. Williams ($1,380,957) - 1st
  5. Swarthmore ($1,370,157) - 94th
  6. Amherst ($1,332,588) - 8th
  7. Caltech ($1,332,457) - 290th
  8. Grinnell ($1,224,100) - 116th
  9. Bowdoin ($953,864) - 18th
  10. Wellesley ($912,050) - 133rd
Top Endowment in Conference / Directors Cup Standing
A-R-C: Luther (4th of 5)
ASC: Hardin-Simmons (1st of 5)
CAC: Salisbury (1st of 3)
CCC: Wentworth (6 of 7)
CCIW: Wheaton, Ill. (1st of 9)
Centennial: Johns Hopkins (1st of 11)
CSAC: Cedar Crest (3rd of 3)
E8: Alfred (3rd of 6)
GNAC: Suffolk (3rd of 3)
HCAC: Earlham (6th of 8)
Landmark: Catholic (6th of 7)
Liberty: Vassar (5th of 9)
MAC: Stevens (2nd of 12)
MIAA: Kalamazoo (4th of 6)
MIAC: Carleton (2nd of 11)
Midwest: Grinnell (2nd of 9)
NACC: Illinois Tech (4th of 4)
NCAC: Oberlin (8th of 9)
NESCAC: Williams (1st of 11)
NEWMAC: MIT (1st of 9)
NJAC: Rowan (2nd of 4)
NWC: Whitman (3rd of 7)
OAC: John Carroll (1st of 9)
ODAC: Washington and Lee (1st of 9)
PAC: Washington & Jefferson (1st of 3)
SAA: Berry (3rd of 5)
SCAC: Trinity (1st of 5)
SCIAC: Caltech (9th of 9)
SLIAC: Principia (2nd of 3)
SUNYAC: Oneonta (3rd of 5)
UAA: Chicago (3rd of 8)
USA South: Berea (1st of 9)
  • Endowments as of 6/30/19
  • 2018-19 Directors' Cup standings

3.  5 Tips to Foster Community

by Dennis Hanno, president, Wheaton (Mass.) College
"America's smaller colleges and universities, particularly liberal arts colleges, foster a sense of community that is central to their mission. While the current coronavirus crisis presents a challenge to maintaining that sense of community as colleges transition from face-to-face teaching and learning to online education, it is still possible to maintain that sense of community.

Here are a few tips for creating community while going remote:
  1. Be Personal and Human
  2. Emphasize Consistent Communication
  3. Embrace the Technology You Are Comfortable Using
  4. Prioritize Response and Service
  5. Use Whatever Resources You Can, From On- or Off-Campus

>> Bottom Line: "We have faced crises before and colleges and universities have consistently been up to the task meeting them. This situation feels different because its duration and impact are so uncertain. However, every college and university is facing this challenge together and the level of sharing and support for each other has truly been unprecedented."

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4.  Calendar
Tentative, of course.

April 13-15 - Wrestling Rules Committee, Indianapolis
April 15-16 - Committee on Women's Athletics, Denver, Colo.
April 15-16 - Minority Opportunities and Interest Committee, Denver, Colo.
April 17-19 - NCAA Inclusion Forum, Denver, Colo.
April 18-19 - Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Indianapolis
April 20-21 - Management Council, Indianapolis
April 28-29 - Presidents Council, Indianapolis


5.  Comings and Goings

6.  1 Dance Thing

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