Thursday, January 12, 2023

Thursday Convention Preview


written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. Thursday Convention Preview

Here is a look at Proposals 1-8 for the DIII Business Session at the 2023 NCAA Convention in San Antonio.

2023-1: To approve a one-time special rule of order allowing for Proposal Nos. 7 and 8 to be discussed collectively and presented as alternative choices, so that the membership shall have the opportunity to consider both proposals prior to any vote.

2023-2: To approve a one-time special rule of order allowing for Proposal Nos. 10 and 11 to be discussed collectively and presented as alternative choices, so that the membership shall have the opportunity to consider both playing seasons proposals prior to any vote.

2023-3: To request the governance structure collaborate and establish a hardship waiver process for Mental Health to include its own waiver criteria separate from a physical injury.

2023-4: To provide the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee one vote at the Division III Business Session of the NCAA Convention.

2023-5: To adjust the composition of six designated governance committees to provide the following: (1) consistency in size and regional representation on designated committees; and (2) a student-athlete voice on governance committees where such representation is not currently present.

2023-6: To amend the composition of the Nominating Committee to include at least one member from each of the 10 regions (based on the sport committee regions model) to cultivate more committee nominations and appointments representative of the membership.

2023-7: To ensure the following: that each Division III multi-sport conference will have one representative on either Presidents or Management Council and that the conference's slot on either will alternate accordingly; the Nominating Committee will coordinate nominations for Management Council and Presidents Council; and, if a conference is unable to secure nominees for either council its slot will go unfilled unless the council is smaller than 18 members in which case an at-large selection will be made from the group of nominees from conferences not currently represented on the respective council, including nominees from independent institutions.

2023-8: To adjust the composition of the NCAA Division III Presidents Council and Management Council to provide representation from each active multi-sport conference on either Presidents or Management Council.

2023-8-1: To amend Proposal No. 8 to establish that student-athletes on the councils do not satisfy the conference representation requirements.

>> Question and Answer Guide to Proposals

Today's Schedule (all times CT)


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2. Preseason All-America has released its 2023 preseason All-America team with 45 players representing 42 institutions.

First Team
C-Jackson Hornung, Skidmore
1B-Jack Hanson, Gustavus Adolphus
2B-Noah Campanelli, St. John Fisher
3B-Joe Ruth, LaGrange
SS-Alex Madera, Arcadia
OF-Dan Carter, William Paterson
OF-Kavi Caster, Salisbury
OF-Avery Neaves, Lynchburg
DH-Harry Painter, Suffolk
UTL-Brady Held, Simpson

SP-Jimmy Adkins, Salisbury
SP-Tyler Herera, Centenary (La,.)
SP-Brett Sanchez, Belhaven
SP-Wyatt Thompson, Chapman
RP-Tyler Horvath, Case Western Reserve

>> Complete Team


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3.  Thursday's Watchlist

What we are watching online tonight. Game times are Eastern Time.

 W: #16 Hardin-Simmons (12-2) at #20 Mary Hardin-Baylor (11-3), 630p
 W: St. Norbert (10-3-2) at Aurora (11-1-1), 735p
 M: #12 Loras (10-3) at #11 Central (4-1), 8p
 M: Texas-Dallas (11-3) at East Texas Baptist (12-2), 830p


4.  Lightning Round 


  • Knox College has filed a notice of a data breach with several state attorney general offices after earning that it had been the victim of a ransomware attack that leaked confidential consumer information. An unauthorized party gained access to the school’s computer system around November 24, 2022 . It is estimated that more than 63,000 people were affected by the breach.

  Happy Birthday

  • Cake and candles for Anthony Liguori, faculty athletics rep, Lakeland.

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5.  Comings and Goings

Had a position change in your department? Let us know.

6.  The Dogs On The Bus

The pups of Mo Mountain Mutts — a dog walking and training business in Skagway, Alaska — have gone viral for their adorable commute.

  • A recent TikTok of the dogs boarding the bus as if they were humans on the way to work has been viewed more than 50 million times, WashPost reports.
  • Owners Mo and Lee Thompson assign the seats based on the dog's personality.
  • The couple bought the "puppy bus" after business took off during the pandemic.
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