Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Hot Topics


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

The NCAA Division III staff has released its fall governance slides that are designed to inform the membership of the hot topics surrounding the division.

  • Division III Staffing Updates and New Hires
    • Executive administrative assistant
    • Associate director in governance
    • Two assistant directors on Division III AMA team
    • Division III vice president and managing director positions
  • Division III Budget
    • The Councils approved the Division III budget for 2021-24
    • New CBS/Turner broadcast agreement in 2024-25
    • New mandated reserve policy
  • NCAA Convention
    • January 19-22 in Indianapolis
    • Registration opens Tues., Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. EDT
    • Honors celebration – Wed., Jan. 19
    • Division III Business Session – Sat., Jan. 22
  • Board of Governors Constitution Committee
    • BOG announced creation of a Constitutional Committee. The charge is to review the current principles of the NCAA constitution. (Five Division III representatives)
    • Creation of a Division III Constitution Advisory Council

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2. Yrigoyen Announces Retirement

American Rivers Conference Commissioner Chuck Yrigoyen has informed the conference leadership of his decision to retire after nearly 13 years at the helm, beginning in October of 2008.  “It is with regret and deep gratitude that we received the news of Commissioner Yrigoyen’s decision” said President Darrin Good, Chair of the Presidents Council of the A-R-C and President of Nebraska Wesleyan University. “Under his leadership the conference has thrived and been among the most successful Division III NCAA conferences in the nation.”

Always the consummate team player, Chuck asked that this announcement “avoid the inference that any accomplishments be attributed to me directly,” however, it is an unavoidable fact that many improvements and accomplishments occurred during his term as Commissioner. His leadership was a catalyst and driving force for many of these changes. For example, Chuck oversaw membership transitions such as the addition of Nebraska Wesleyan University and the necessary rebranding of the conference.  During his leadership service, the A-R-C established the biennial Student-Athlete Leadership Conference. Commission Yrigoyen represented the conference with pride as he earned leadership positions at the national level, including the presidency of the Division III Commissioners Association.

>> Be Smart: Congratulations to Chuck whom I've known since the 1980s. Be well my friend and don't let our Phillies get us down!

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3.  Winningest Women's Teams

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The 2021 Division III women's soccer season gets underway next Wednesday. Here is a list of the winningest programs as discoverable on the web. We encourage programs to include this total on the websites.

  1. William Smith, 593-137-59 (since 1980)
  2. Messiah, 538-99-38 (since 1988)
  3. TCNJ, 535-66-44 (since 1990)
  4. Keene State, 526-238-52 (since 1981)
  5. Wheaton, Ill., 525-128-39 (since 1988)
  6. Lynchburg, 519-162-54 (since 1987)
  7. Ithaca, 518-170-84 (since 1981)
  8. Cortland, 510-222-90 (since 1978)
  9. Hardin-Simmons, 498-149-41 (since 1988)
  10. Wheaton, Mass., 496-278-57 (since 1979)
  11. Williams, 489-139-68 (since 1978)
  12. Denison, 487-215-63 (since 1979)
  13. Rochester, 483-206-89 (since 1977)
  14. Scranton, 462-208-65 (since 1983)
  15. Washington, Mo., 435-135-43 (since 1989)
  16. Oneonta, 425-220-58 (since 1985)
  17. Bowdoin, 424-181-46 (since 1977)
  18. Virginia Wesleyan, 423-211-56 (since 1984)
  19. Nazareth, 419-218-70 (since 1983)
  20. Emory, 416-160-74 (since 1986)
  21. Johns Hopkins, 410-121-43 (since 1992)
  22. Methodist, 409-255-42 (since 1984)
  23. Plymouth State, 404-282-48 (since 1978)
  24. Washington and Lee, 403-153-44 (since 1987)
  25. Cal Lutheran, 401-180-53 (since 1989)
NOTE: Despite our research, we are aware that we may be missing some 400-win teams. Please accept our apologies in advance.

>> Thanks to Elizabethtown (875-302-110) and Rochester (652-353-118) for adding to our men's soccer list.

    4.  Vaccination Nation


    Here is an updated list compiled by The Chronicle of Higher Education of colleges and universities requiring students and/or employees to be vaccinated prior to returning to campus for the 2021 fall semester. There are 247 Division III institutions among the 773 identified by the Chronicle. Additions since last post are in red

    • California (13): Caltech, Cal Lutheran, Chapman, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, La Verne, Occidental, Pomona-Pitzer, Redlands, UC Santa Cruz, Whittier
    • Colorado (1): Colorado College
    • Connecticut (6): Albertus Magnus, Connecticut College, Eastern Connecticut, Trinity, Wesleyan, Western Connecticut
    • DC (2): Gallaudet, Trinity Washington
    • Georgia (3): Agnes Scott, Emory, Oglethorpe
    • Illinois (8)Aurora, Chicago, Dominican, Elmhurst, Illinois Tech, Knox, Lake Forest, North Central
    • Indiana (4): DePauw, Earlham, Saint Mary's, Wabash
    • Iowa (1): Grinnell
    • Kentucky (2): Berea, Centre
    • Massachusetts (36): Amherst, Anna Maria, Babson, Brandeis, Bridgewater State, Clark, Curry, Dean, Elms, Emerson, Emmanuel, Endicott, Fitchburg State, Framingham State, Lasell, Lesley, MCLA, MIT, Massachusetts Maritime, Mount Holyoke, Regis, Salem State, Simmons, Smith, Springfield, Suffolk, Tufts, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, Wellesley, Western New England, Westfield State, Wheaton, Williams, WPI, Worcester State
    • Maine (10): Bates, Bowdoin, Husson, Maine-FarmingtonMaine-Presque IsleMaine Maritime, St. Joseph's, Southern MaineThomas, U. of New England
    • Maryland (9): Goucher, Hood, Johns Hopkins, McDaniel, Notre Dame, St. Mary's, Salisbury, Stevenson, Washington College
    • Michigan (2): Albion, Kalamazoo
    • Minnesota (9): Augsburg, Carleton, Gustavus Adolphus, Hamline, Macalester, Saint Benedict, St. Catherine, Saint John's, St. Olaf
    • Missouri (2): Washington U., Webster
    • Nebraska (1): Nebraska Wesleyan
    • New Hampshire (3): Colby-Sawyer, New England College, Rivier
    • New Jersey (14): Drew, Fairleigh Dickinson, Kean, Montclair State, New Jersey City, Ramapo, Rowan, Rutgers-Camden, Rutgers-Newark, Saint Elizabeth, Stevens, Stockton, TCNJ, William Paterson
    • New York (55): Alfred, Alfred State, Bard, Baruch, Brockport, Brooklyn, Buffalo State, Canton, Cazenovia, CCNY, Clarkson, Cobleskill, Cortland, Delhi, Farmingdale State, Fredonia, Geneseo, Hamilton, Hartwick, Hilbert, Hobart William Smith, Hunter, Ithaca, John Jay, Keuka, Lehman, Manhattanville, Medgar Evers, Morrisville, Mount St. Vincent, Nazareth, New Paltz, NYU, Old Westbury, Oneonta, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Pratt Institute, Purchase, Rensselaer, Rochester, RIT, Sage, St. John Fisher. St. Lawrence, Sarah Lawrence, Skidmore, SUNY Maritime, SUNY Poly, Union, Utica, Vassar, Wells, Yeshiva, York
    • North Carolina (2): Brevard, Salem
    • Ohio (6): Case Western Reserve, Denison, Kenyon, Mount St. Joseph, Ohio Wesleyan, Wooster
    • Oregon (4): Lewis & Clark, Linfield, Pacific, Willamette
    • Pennsylvania (22): Allegheny, Alvernia, Bryn Mawr, Cabrini, Carnegie Mellon, Chatham, Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, Gwynedd Mercy, Haverford, Immaculata, Juniata, Muhlenberg, Neumann, Rosemont, Scranton, Susquehanna, Swarthmore, Ursinus, Washington & Jefferson, Widener
    • Rhode Island (4): Johnson and Wales, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams, Salve Regina
    • Tennessee (2): Maryville, Rhodes
    • Texas (1): Southwestern
    • Vermont (3): Castleton, Middlebury, Norwich
    • Virginia (14): Bridgewater, Christopher Newport, Eastern Mennonite, Hollins, Lynchburg, Mary Baldwin, Mary Washington, Marymount, Randolph, Randolph-Macon, Roanoke, Sweet Briar, Virginia Wesleyan, Washington and Lee
    • Washington (4): Pacific Lutheran, Puget Sound, Whitman, Whitworth
    • West Virginia (1): Bethany
    • Wisconsin (3): Beloit, Carthage, Lawrence

    >> Complete List


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      5.  Comings and Goings
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      6. Stat du Jour

      In 1962, shoppers wait to enter a Kmart. Photo: American Stock via Getty Images


      "Kmart last opened a new store in 2002; since then, it has all been closings," the N.Y. Times reports (subscription).

      • "When it merged with Sears in 2005, Kmart had 2,085 locations."
      • Now, 17 remain open.

      courtesy of Axios

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