Monday, August 1, 2022

ILC Calls for Eliminating "Weeks" as Measurement for Season


written by STEVE ULRICH
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1.  ILC Calls for Playing and Practice Season Changes

Changing the definition for defining season, establishing traditional season start and end dates and increasing the nontraditional segment are just a few of the recommendations from the Interpretations and Legislation Committee.

During its teleconference on July 12, the ILC recommended that the Management Council restructure the playing and practice season for all sports with football being the lone exception.

The ILC is calling for the elimination of "weeks" as a measure for defining the seasons; increasing the nontraditional segment from 16 to 24 days; and measuring the winter sports season, as well as golf, rowing and tennis, by 114 days.

>> Backstory: "In developing this proposal, the committee received input from coaches associations, the Division III Commissioners Association, NADIIIA and other affiliate groups."

>> Rationale: "This proposal offers an alternative to the existing framework that would provide more flexibility to interact with student-athletes outside the traditional season while still upholding philosophical tenets of Division III regarding the appropriate balance of academics, athletics and additional collegiate opportunities."

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2. Experimental Video Review for WLX

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved an experimental rule on video review for women's lacrosse that will go into effect for the 2022-23 academic year.

Conferences can apply for a waiver to use the experimental rule in league games only.

Under the new rule, both teams will have two video review requests per game. If the original on-field call is overturned, the team will retain its request. After a team exhausts its challenges without the original call being overturned, the team will not be allowed to request another video review.

Officials can also initiate video reviews in certain circumstances.

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1 - Presidents Advisory Group
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16 - Championships Committee
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4. Men's Cross Country History

DIII North Central College Is The Ultimate NCAA Cross Country Dynasty

We conclude our historical look at fall championships with NCAA Division III cross country.

Most Team Championships
North Central IL 19, Calvin 4, UW-Oshkosh 4, UW-La Crosse 3, Pomona-Pitzer 2, St. Thomas MN 2, Williams 2, Ashland 1, Brandeis 1, Carleton 1, Cortland 1, Haverford 1, Luther 1, Mount Union 1, New York U. 1, Occidental 1, Rochester 1, St. Olaf 1, UW-Eau Claire 1

Most Individual Championships
North Central IL 8, Augustana 3, Haverford 3, UW-Platteville 3, Carleton 2, St. Thomas MN 2, Wartburg 2, Williams 2

Most Appearances Without a National Team Title
Carnegie Mellon 26, Emory 24, Saint John's 24, Nebraska Wesleyan 22, St. Lawrence 21, UW-Stevens Point 21, Augustana 20, MIT 20, Rowan 19, Claremont-M-S 19

Most Top-Five Team Finishes in NCAA Championship
North Central IL 43, UW-La Crosse 23, Calvin 13, Williams 12, Brandeis 10, St. Thomas MN 10, UW-Oshkosh 9, Washington MO 8, UW-Stevens Point 8, Haverford 7

Most Appearances Without a Top-Five Team Finish
Carnegie Mellon 26, Emory 24, Case Western Reserve 13, Lynchburg 12, Hope 11, Otterbein 11, TCNJ 11, Chicago 11, Ithaca 10, Middlebury 10, Bates 10

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5.  Lightning Round 


  • Martin Luther director of athletics Jim Unke passed away on Saturday after suffering a fatal brian injury caused by a stroke. He served as AD at MLC for 25 years and was men's basketball coach for 19 (1997-2016). May his memory be a blessing.
  • Congrats to former Union baseball standout Jake Fishman on his callup to The Show with the Miami Marlins. 
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