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National Collegiate Athletic Association


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Abbreviation NCAA
Motto Learning. Balance. Community. Spirit. Fair play. Character.
Formation February 3, 1906 (Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
1910 (NCAA)
Legal status Association
Headquarters Indianapolis, Indiana
Region served United States of America
Membership 1,281 (schools, conferences or other associations)
President Myles Brand
Main organ Executive Committee
Budget $5.64 Billion (2007-08 Budget)[1]
Website http://ncaa.org (administrative)
http://ncaa.com (sports)

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A") is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and potentially beginning in 2008, Canadian universities.[2] Its headquarters are located in Indianapolis, Indiana, and it is currently under the leadership of president Myles Brand. The NCAA is the largest collegiate athletic organization in the world, and because of the great popularity of college sports among spectators in the United States, it is far more prominent than most national college sports bodies in other countries. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand Myles Brand (May 17, 1942 - ) is president of the United States National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and prior to that served as the sixteenth president of Indiana University. ... An operating budget is the annual budget of an activity stated in terms of Budget Classification Code, functional/subfunctional categories and cost accounts. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... For other uses, see NCAA (disambiguation). ... NCAA may stand for: National Collegiate Athletic Association National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines) NATO Civil Aviation Agency Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority Category: ... For other uses, see College (disambiguation). ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand Myles Brand (May 17, 1942 - ) is president of the United States National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and prior to that served as the sixteenth president of Indiana University. ...


In August of 1976, the current three-division setup of Division I, Division II, and Division III was adopted by the NCAA membership in a special convention. Under NCAA rules, Division I and Division II schools can offer scholarships to athletes for playing a sport. Division III schools may not offer any athletic scholarships. Generally, larger schools compete in Division I and smaller schools in II and III. Division I football was further divided into I-A and I-AA in 1978. Subsequently the term "Division I-AAA" was added to delineate Division I schools which do not field a football program at all.[3] In 2006, Divisions I-A and I-AA were respectively renamed the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ... This article is about scholarship (noun) and scholarship as a form of financial aid. ...

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History

Current NCAA headquarters office in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Current NCAA headquarters office in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Its predecessor, the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (IAAUS), was established on March 31, 1906 to set rules for amateur sports in the United States. When then-president Theodore Roosevelt's own son, Ted, broke his collar bone playing football at Harvard, Roosevelt became aware of the growing number of serious injuries and deaths occurring in collegiate football. He brought the presidents of the three major Ivy League universities, Harvard, Yale and Princeton to several meetings at the White House in October, 1905, to discuss steps to make college athletics safer. [4]The IAAUS was created as one of the outcomes of those meetings. The IAAUS became the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1910. Image File history File linksMetadata NCAA_HQ_CIMG0260. ... Image File history File linksMetadata NCAA_HQ_CIMG0260. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For other persons named Theodore Roosevelt, see Theodore Roosevelt (disambiguation). ... Theodore Roosevelt. ... For other uses, see Ivy League (disambiguation). ...


Until the 1980s, the association did not offer women's athletics. Instead an organization named the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women governed women's collegiate sports in the United States. By 1982 however, all divisions of the NCAA offered national championship events for women's athletics and most members of the AIAW joined the NCAA. The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women was founded in 1971 to govern collegiate womens athletics in the United States and to administer national championships. ...


The NCAA was headquartered in the Kansas City metropolitan area from 1951 until 1999 when it moved from its last Kansas City area location at Overland Park, Kansas to a four-story, 140,000-square-foot (13,000 m²) facility on the west edge of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Adjacent to the headquarters is the 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m²) NCAA Hall of Champions.[5] Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... NCAA Hall of Champions is a museum, exhibition center, and conference center located adjacent to the NCAA National Office in Indianapolis White River State Park. ...


During its days in Kansas City, Municipal Auditorium hosted nine Final Four basketball tournaments -- the most of any venue. // * Vacated this due to NCAA violations. ...


Football television controversy

By the 1980s, televised college football was a significant source of income for the NCAA. Had the television contracts the NCAA had with ABC, CBS, and ESPN remained in effect for the 1984 season, they would have generated US$73.6 million for the Association and its members. In September 1981, the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma and the University of Georgia Athletic Association filed suit against the NCAA in district court in Oklahoma. The plaintiffs stated that the NCAA's football television plan constituted price fixing, output restraints, boycott, and monopolizing, all of which were illegal under the Sherman Act. The NCAA argued that its pro-competitive and non-commercial justifications for the plan—-protection of live gate, maintenance of competitive balance among NCAA member institutions and creation of a more attractive "product" to compete with other forms of entertainment—-combined to make the plan reasonable. In September 1982, the district court found in favor of the plaintiffs, ruling that the plan violated antitrust laws. It enjoined the Association from enforcing the contract. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... USD redirects here. ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... UGA Main Library The University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest institution of higher learning in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... The Sherman Antitrust Act was the first government action to limit trusts (A combination of firms or corporations who agree not to lower prices below a certain rate for the purpose of reducing competition and controlling prices throughout a business or an industry). ...


Structure

The NCAA's legislative structure is broken down into cabinets and committees, consisting of various representatives of its member schools. These may be broken down further into sub-committees. Legislation is then passed on to the Management Council, which oversees all the cabinets and committees, and also includes representatives from the schools, such as athletic directors and faculty advisors. Management Council legislation goes on to the Board of Directors, which consists of school presidents, for final approval.


The NCAA staff itself provides support, acting as guides, liaison, research and public and media relations. The current NCAA president is Myles Brand, former president of Indiana University. NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand Myles Brand (May 17, 1942 - ) is president of the United States National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and prior to that served as the sixteenth president of Indiana University. ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ...


Sports sanctioned by the NCAA include basketball, baseball (men), softball (women), football (men), cross country, field hockey (women), bowling (women), golf, fencing (coeducational), lacrosse, soccer, gymnastics, rowing (women only), volleyball, ice hockey, water polo, rifle (coeducational), tennis, skiing (coeducational), track & field, swimming & diving, and wrestling (men's). This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... Softball is a team sport popular especially in the United States. ... This article covers college football played in the United States. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men, women and children in many countries around the world. ... the sport of cricket|Bowling (cricket)}} For other uses, see Bowling (disambiguation). ... This article is about the game. ... Fencing advertisement for the 1900 Summer Olympic Games This article is about the sport, which is distinguished from stage fencing and academic fencing (mensur). ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... Soccer redirects here. ... Artistic Gymnastics is a discipline of gymnastics in which competitors perform short routines (ranging from approximately 30 to 90 seconds) on different apparatus, obviously less for vaulting (see lists below). ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Water polo is a team water sport. ... The shooting sports include those competitive sports involving tests of proficiency (accuracy and speed) using various types of guns such as firearms and airguns (see Archery for more information on shooting sports that make use of bows and arrows). ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Dive. ... This article is about collegiate wrestling. ...


The NCAA is not the only collegiate athletic organization in the United States. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is another collegiate athletic organization. The Canadian equivalent to NCAA is the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ... Main articles: History of Canada, Timeline of Canadian history Canada has been inhabited by aboriginal peoples (known in Canada as First Nations) for at least 40,000 years. ... CIS Logo. ...


Presidents of NCAA (called executive director until 1998)

Walter Byers (born March 13, 1922) was the first executive director of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Dick Schultz (born Sept. ... Cedric Dempsey, is a former executive director of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the first Commissioner of the new All American Football League that is scheduled to begin play in the summer of 2008. ... NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand Myles Brand (May 17, 1942 - ) is president of the United States National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and prior to that served as the sixteenth president of Indiana University. ...

Division History

Years Division
1906-1955 None
1956-1972 NCAA University Division (Major College), NCAA College Division (Small College)
1973-present NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III
1978-2006 NCAA Division I-A, NCAA Division I-AA (football only)
2006-present Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision (football only)

Championships

The NCAA holds, or has held in the past, championship tournaments in the following sports:

Presently, UCLA, Stanford and Southern California have the most NCAA championships; UCLA holds the most, winning a combined 102 team championships in men's and women's sports.[7] The NCAA Division I Baseball Championship tournament is held each year in June and features 64 college baseball teams in the United States, culminating in the College World Series. ... This article is about NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship. ... The NCAA Division II Mens Basketball Championship has been conducted since 1957. ... The NCAA holds an annual tournament to determine the Division III Mens Basketball Championship. ... The NCAA Womens Division I Championship is an annual basketball tournament for women. ... Divsion II women basketball champions for the NCAA 1982 Cal Poly Pomona 93-74 Tuskegee 1983 Virginia Union 73-60 Cal Poly Pomona 1984 Central Missouri State 80-73 Virginia Union 1985 Cal Poly Pomona 80-69 Central Missouri State 1986 Cal Poly Pomona 70-63 North Dakota State 1987... NCAA Division III Womens Basketball Past Champions 1982 Elizabethtown 67-66 (OT) UNC Greensboro 1983 North Central 83-71 Elizabethtown 1984 Rust 51-49 Elizabethtown 1985 Scranton 68-59 New Rochelle 1986 Salem St. ... NCAAs womens bowling championship was first held in April of 2004. ... NCAA Team Champions in Boxing 1932 Penn St. ... NCAA Team Champions for Mens Cross Country Division One 1938 Indiana 1939 Michigan St. ... NCAA team Champions for Womens Cross Country Division One 1981 Virginia 1982 Virginia 1983 Oregon 1984 Wisconsin 1985 Wisconsin 1986 Texas 1987 Oregon 1988 Kentucky 1989 Villanova 1990 Villanova 1991 Villanova 1992 Villanova 1993 Villanova 1994 Villanova 1995 Providence 1996 Stanford 1997 Brigham Young 1998 Villanova 1999 Brigham Young... NCAA team fencing results men and women Year first place score second place score 1990 Penn State 36 Columbia-Barnard 35 1991 Penn State 4,700 Columbia-Barnard 4,200 1992 Columbia-Barnard 4,150 Penn State 3,646 1993 Columbia-Barnard 4,525 Penn State 4,500 1994 Notre... Twelve womens sports were added to the NCAA championship program for the 1981-82 school year. ... Logo for the 2005 Division II National Championship game The NCAA Division II National Football Championship began in 1973. ... The logo for the 2006 Division III National Championship game. ... The NCAA Division I Mens Golf Championships, played in late May or early June, is the top annual competition in U.S. mens collegiate golf. ... NCAA Division II mens Golf team champions 1963 Southwest Mo. ... NCAAs Division III mens golf national champions 1975 Wooster 1976 Cal St. ... NCAA Champions for Womens Golf Division One 1982 Tulsa 1983 TCU 1984 Miami (Fla) 1985 Florida 1986 Florida 1987 San Jose St. ... The list of US National Collegiate Athletic Association mens Gymnastics Champions, by division and year. ... The NCAA introduced Womens Gymnastics as a championship sport in 1982. ... NCAA sponsors a championship tournament in ice hockey. ... NCAA sponsors a championship tournament in ice hockey. ... NCAA Champions for Mens Indoor Track and Field Division One 1965 Missouri 1966 Kansas 1967 Southern California 1968 Villanova 1969 Kansas 1970 Kansas 1971 Villanova 1972 Southern California 1973 Manhattan 1974 UTEP 1975 UTEP 1976 UTEP 1977 Washington St. ... NCAA Team Champions for Womens Indoor Track and Field Division One 1983 Nebraska 1984 Nebraska 1985 Florida St 1986 Texas 1987 LSU 1988 Texas 1989 LSU 1990 Texas 1991 LSU 1992 Florida 1993 LSU 1994 LSU 1995 LSU 1996 LSU 1997 LSU 1998 Texas 1999 Texas 2000 UCLA 2001... Each year, the NCAA Championship determines the top lacrosse team in the NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III. Past Winners // Division I 1971 -- Cornell 12-6 Maryland 1972 -- Virginia 13-12 Johns Hopkins 1973 -- Maryland 10-9 (2 OT) Johns Hopkins 1974 -- Johns Hopkins 17-12 Maryland 1975... NCAA women Lacrosse champions. ... NCAA Team Championships for Mens Outdoor Track and Field Division One 1921 Illinois 1922 California 1923 Michigan 1925 *Stanford 1926 *Southern California 1927 *Illinois 1928 Stanford 1929 Ohio St 1930 Southern California 1931 Southern California 1932 Indiana 1933 LSU 1934 Stanford 1935 Southern California 1936 Southern California 1937 Southern... NCAA Team champions for Womens Outdoor Track and Field Division One 1982 UCLA 1983 UCLA 1984 Florida St 1985 Oregon 1986 Texas 1987 LSU 1988 LSU 1989 LSU 1990 LSU 1991 LSU 1992 LSU 1993 LSU 1994 LSU 1995 LSU 1996 LSU 1997 LSU 1998 Texas 1999 Texas 2000... NCAA Rifle Team Champions Year Champion Score Runner-Up Score 1980 Tennessee Tech 6,201 West Virginia 6,150 1981 Tennessee Tech 6,139 West Virginia 6,136 1982 Tennessee Tech 6,138 West Virginia 6,136 1983 West Virginia 6,166 Tennessee Tech 6,148 1984 West Virginia 6... Division I The NCAA Division I Womens Rowing Championships comprise 312 total competitors (344 including spares) and three events (Varsity Eights, JV Eights, Fours). ... NCAA men and womens team skiing champions 1954 Denver 1955 Denver 1956 Denver 1957 Denver 1958 Dartmouth 1959 Colorado 1960 Colorado 1961 Denver 1962 Denver 1963 Denver 1964 Denver 1965 Denver 1966 Denver 1967 Denver 1968 Wyoming 1969 Denver 1970 Denver 1971 Denver 1972 Colorado 1973 Colorado 1974 Colorado... The NCAA Division I Softball Championship tournament is held each year in June and features 64 college softball teams in the United States, culminating in the Womens College World Series. ... The NCAA began conducting a mens soccer national championship tournament in 1959 with an eight-team tournament. ... This article lists NCAA Womens soccer championships. ... NCAA Team Champions for Mens Swimming and Diving Division One 1937 Michigan 1938 Michigan 1939 Michigan 1940 Michigan 1941 Michigan 1942 Yale 1943 Ohio St 1944 Yale 1945 Ohio St 1946 Ohio St 1947 Ohio St 1948 Michigan 1949 Ohio St 1950 Ohio St 1951 Yale 1952 Ohio St... NCAA Team Championships for Womens Swimming and Diving Division One 1982 Florida 1983 Stanford 1984 Texas 1985 Texas 1986 Texas 1987 Texas 1988 Texas 1989 Stanford 1990 Texas 1991 Texas 1992 Stanford 1993 Stanford 1994 Stanford 1995 Stanford 1996 Stanford 1997 Southern California 1998 Stanford 1999 Georgia 2000 Georgia... The NCAA Mens Tennis Championships are held to crown a team, individual, and doubles champion in College Tennis. ... NCAA Team Championships for Womens Tennis Division One 1982 Stanford 1983 Southern California 1984 Stanford 1985 Southern California 1986 Stanford 1987 Stanford 1988 Stanford 1989 Stanford 1990 Stanford 1991 Stanford 1992 Florida 1993 Texas 1994 Georgia 1995 Texas 1996 Florida 1997 Stanford 1998 Florida 1999 Stanford 2000 Georgia 2001... Unlike most NCAA sports, which are divided into divisions, mens volleyball is played in a single-division format with three sections: West, Mid-West, and East. Currently each section receives a bid to the final four with one additional at large bid based on national rankings. ... The NCAA has contested team championships in womens volleyball since 1981. ... The NCAA Mens Water Polo Championship has existed since the 1969 season. ... The NCAA Womens Water Polo Championship has existed since the 2001 season. ... The NCAA Wrestling Team Championship was first officially awarded in 1929 and began to be continuously awarded on an annual basis in 1934 except during World War II 1943-1945. ... The UCLA Bruins are the sports teams for University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). ... Having no offical mascot, the athletic teams at Stanford University are referred to as Stanford Cardinal. ... // USC athletics participates in the NCAA Division I-A Pacific Ten Conference and has won 106 total team national championships, 86 of which are NCAA National Championships. ...


The NCAA currently awards 87 national championships yearly; 44 women's, 40 men's, and three coed championships where men and women compete together (Fencing, Rifle, and Skiing). For every NCAA sanctioned sport other than Division I FBS football, the NCAA awards wooden trophies with gold, silver, and bronze plating for the first, second, and third place teams respectively; similar to the Olympics. In the case of the NCAA basketball tournaments, both semifinalists who did not make the championship game receive bronze plated trophies for third place (prior to 1982 the teams played a "consolation" game to determine third place). Similar trophies are awarded to both semifinalists in the NCAA football tournaments (which are conducted in Division I FCS and both lower divisions), which have never had a third-place game. Winning teams maintain permanent possession of these trophies unless it is later found that they were won via serious rules violations. Starting with the 2001 season, the trophies were given an extensive facelift. Starting in the 2007 basketball season, teams that make the Final Four in the Division I tournament receive bronze plated "regional championship" trophies upon winning their Regional Championship. The teams that make the National Championship game receive an additional trophy that is gold plated for the winner and silver plated for the runner-up. Starting in the mid-1990s, the National Champions in men's and women's basketball receive a very elaborate trophy sponsored by Siemens with a black marble base and crystal "neck" with a removable crystal basketball following the presentation of the standard NCAA Championship trophy. The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Siemens has the following uses: Siemens is a German family name carried by generations of the telecommunications industrialists, including Werner von Siemens, Sir William Siemens, Wilhelm von Siemens and Peter von Siemens Siemens AG is a German electrical and telecommunications company, founded as a telegraph equipment manufacturer by Werner von...


Football Bowl Subdivision

The NCAA does not hold a championship tournament for Division I FBS football, which has caused controversy. In the past, the "national championship" went to teams that placed first in any of a number of season-ending media polls, most notable the AP Poll of writers and the Coaches Poll. Currently, the Bowl Championship Series—an association of the conferences who compete in Division I FBS and four bowl games—has arranged to place the top two teams (based on a formula blending human polls, computer rankings, and, in some years, other factors) into a national title game. The winner of the BCS title game must be ranked first in the final Coaches' Poll and receives the ADT Trophy; since the NCAA awards no national championship for Division I FBS football, this trophy does not say NCAA as all other college sports national championship trophies do. The AP and other organizations are still free to name as national champions other teams than the one that won the BCS championship. The Bear Bryant Trophy, the AP national championship trophy Division I-A football is the only NCAA-sponsored sport without an organized tournament to determine its champion. ... A mythical national championship (often abbreviated MNC) is a national championship that is won without a tournament to determine an undisputed national champion. ... The Associated Press (AP) Poll, along with the USA Today Coaches Poll, ranks the top 25 NCAA Division I college football and basketball teams, weekly. ... The USA Today Coaches Poll is the current name for a weekly ranking of the top 25 NCAA Division I-A college football and Division I college basketball teams. ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner crowned the BCS national champion. ... A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... The BCS National Championship Game or BCS title game is the final bowl game of the annual Bowl Championship Series and is intended by Series organizers to determine the NCAA Division I-A national football championship. ...


Conferences

Division I conferences

NCAA 2006 championship banners hang inside the NCAA Hall of Champions in Indianapolis
NCAA 2006 championship banners hang inside the NCAA Hall of Champions in Indianapolis

Conferences with automatic entry to the Bowl Championship Series are denoted with an asterisk. No file by this name exists; you can upload it. ... No file by this name exists; you can upload it. ... The America East Conference is a college athletic conference whose members are located mainly in the northeastern United States. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. ... The Atlantic Sun Conference is a college athletic conference which operates primarily on the east coast of the United States. ... The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in the eastern United States; it also has two member schools in Ohio. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... The Big Sky Conference (or BSC) is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I, with football competing in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS; formerly Division I-AA). ... The Big South Conference is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I. The conferences football teams are part of the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA). ... For other uses of the term Big Ten see Big Ten (disambiguation). ... The Big West Conference (BWC) is an NCAA-affiliated Division I major college athletic conference that formerly sponsored Division I-A American football. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located mostly in the central United States. ... The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... The Horizon League is a nine school, NCAA Division I college athletic conference, whose members are located in five of the Midwestern United States. ... NCAA Division one (D1) Independents are a group of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) schools that do not belong to a Basketball Conference. ... For other uses, see Ivy League (disambiguation). ... The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC, pronounced mack) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a college athletic conference with a membership base that stretches from New York to Illinois. ... The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) is a collegiate athletic conference which consists of historically black colleges in the southeastern United States. ... Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... “Mountain West” redirects here. ... The Northeast Conference (NEC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern and southeastern United States. ... The Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The Patriot League is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I. SoCon football teams compete in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as I-AA). ... The Southland Conference is a college athletic conference which operates in the south central United States. ... The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is a college athletic conference made up of historically black universities in the southern United States. ... The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAAs Division I since 1976. ... The Summit League (or The Summit) is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference which operates primarily in the Midwestern United States, with outlying teams in Louisiana and Utah. ... The United Basketball Conference is a scheduling alliance of NCAA Division I basketball independents. ... The West Coast Conference is an NCAA collegiate athletic conference consisting of eight member schools in California, Oregon, and Washington. ... The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced wack) was formed on July 27, 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 college athletic conferences currently participating in the NCAAs Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A). ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner crowned the BCS national champion. ...


Division I FCS football-only conferences

The Gateway Football Conference is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern United States. ... The Great West Football Conference is a NCAA Division I-AA college athletic conference. ... The Pioneer Football League is a college athletic conference which operates literally from coast to coast in the United States. ...

Division I hockey-only conferences

Atlantic Hockey is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. ... College Hockey America is a college athletic conference with teams ranging geographically from New York to Alabama and Minnesota. ... ECAC Hockey is one of the six conferences that compete in NCAA Division I ice hockey. ... Hockey East is a college athletic conference which operates in New England. ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates over a wide area of the Midwestern and Western United States. ...

Foreign intercollegiate/interuniversity equivalents

Emblem of FISU The Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU, English: International University Sports Federation), based in Brussels, Belgium coordinates the activities of over 100 national university sport federations and organizes the Winter and the Summer Universiades in uneven years and World University Championships in even years. ... The British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) is the governing body for United Kingdom. ... CIS Logo. ... For other uses, see NCAA (disambiguation). ... UAAP logo: The dual-colored circles around the year 1938 represent the eight member-universities. ...

Awards

The NCAA presents a number of different individual awards,[8] including:

  • NCAA Award of Valor, not given every year, selection is based on heroic action occurring in the academic year.
  • NCAA Gerald R. Ford Award, honors an individual who has provided significant leadership as an advocate for intercollegiate athletics.
  • NCAA Inspiration Award, not given every year, selection is based on inspirational action.
  • NCAA Sportsmanship Award, honoring student-athletes who have demonstrated one or more of the ideals of sportsmanship.
  • NCAA Woman of the Year Award, honors a senior student-athletes who has distinguished herself throughout her collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service and leadership.
  • The Flying Wedge Award, one of the NCAA’s highest honors exemplifying outstanding leadership and service to the NCAA.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Award (NCAA), the highest honor that the NCAA confers on an individual.
  • Today's Top VIII Award, honoring eight outstanding senior student-athletes.
  • Silver Anniversary Awards, honoring six distinguished former student-athletes.
  • Walter Byers Scholarship, honoring the top male and female scholar-athletes.

The NCAA Award of Valor not presented by the NCAA on an annual basis, but is be presented to a current intercollegiate athletics coach or administrator or to a current or former varsity letter-winner at an NCAA institution who, when confronted with a situation involving personal danger, acted with... The NCAA Gerald R. Ford Award was named in recognition of Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States. ... The NCAA Woman of the Year Award was created to honor a senior female student-athlete who has distinguished herself throughout her collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership. ... The Flying Wedge Award is one of the NCAA’s highest honors. ... The Theodore Roosevelt Award is the highest honor the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) may confer on an individual. ... The Todays Top VII Award is given each year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)to honor eight outstanding senior student-athletes of the preceding calendar year. ... The Silver Anniversary Awards are given each year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to recognize six distinguished former student-athletes on their 25th anniversary as college graduates. ...

Media

The NCAA has current media rights contracts with CBS Sports, CBS College Sports Network, ESPN, and ESPN Plus for coverage of its 88 championships. According to the official NCAA website[9], ESPN and its associated networks have rights to 21 championships and CBS to 67. The following are the most prominent championships and rightsholders: CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN Plus is the popular name of ESPN Regional Television, which is an American televsion program syndicator. ...

  • CBS: Men's basketball (NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Tournament), track and field, ice hockey (women's division I)
  • ESPN: Women's basketball (all divisions), baseball, softball, ice hockey (men's division I), football (all divisions including Div. I FCS), soccer (division I for both sexes)

Westwood One has exclusive radio rights to the men's and women's basketball Final Fours to the men's College World Series (baseball). DirecTV has an exclusive package expanding CBS' coverage of the men's basketball tournament. The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 of the top college basketball teams in the United States. ... Westwood One, Inc. ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that was founded in 1994. ...


Most NCAA events are also available online either through its own site (as in March Madness on Demand) or from ESPN360.com.


On or about March 1, 2008, the NCAA launched its revamped website with the address NCAA.com, changed from NCAASports.com. The site offers streamlined navigation and a quick reference to many popular links at the bottom of each page. is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Rules violations

Member schools pledge to follow the rules promulgated by the NCAA. Creation of a mechanism to enforce the NCAA's legislation occurred in 1952 after careful consideration by the membership.


Allegations of rules violations are referred to the NCAA's investigative staff. A preliminary investigation is initiated to determine if an official inquiry is warranted and to categorize any resultant violations as secondary or major. If several violations are found, the NCAA may determine that the school as a whole has exhibited a "lack of institutional control." The institution involved is notified promptly and may appear in its own behalf before the NCAA Committee on Infractions.


Findings of the Committee on Infractions and the resultant sanctions in major cases are reported to the institution. Sanctions will generally include having the institution placed on "probation" for a period of time, in addition to other penalties. The institution may appeal the findings or sanctions to an appeals committee. After considering written reports and oral presentations by representatives of the Committee on Infractions and the institution, the committee acts on the appeal. Action may include accepting the infractions committee's findings and penalty, altering either, or making its own findings and imposing an appropriate penalty.


Institutions violating the probationary period may be subject to being banned from participating in the sport in question for up to two years, a penalty known as the "Death Penalty". The death penalty refers to the National Collegiate Athletic Associations (NCAA) power to force United States academic institutions not to compete in certain sports. ...


Division I-A institutions on probation

The following institutions are currently on probation by the NCAA in one or more sports:[10]

  • Ball State University (through 2009)
  • Baylor University (through 2010)
  • Brigham Young University (through 2011)
  • California State University, Fresno (through 2010)
  • Florida International University (through 2008)
  • Mississippi State University (through 2008)
  • Ohio State University (through 2009)
  • Purdue University (through 2009)
  • Temple University (through 2009)
  • University of Arkansas (through 2010)
  • University of Colorado (through 2009)
  • University of Georgia (through 2008)
  • University of Iowa (through 2008)
  • University of Kansas (through 2009)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (through 2009)
  • University of Oklahoma (through 2010)

Criticisms

Numerous criticisms have been lodged against the NCAA. These include:

  • Several people, notably including Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly, have criticized the NCAA for its inflexibility[11]
  • Student-athletes at universities with major athletic programs often have low graduation rates.[12]

The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Richard Rick Paul Reilly (born February 3, 1958 in Boulder, Colorado) is the back-page sportswriter for Sports Illustrated. ...

See also

NCAA Hall of Champions is a museum, exhibition center, and conference center located adjacent to the NCAA National Office in Indianapolis White River State Park. ... The following American colleges and universities are classified as Division I for NCAA competition. ... The following is a list of Division I universities in the United States (listed alphabetically by state) and their current Director of Athletics. ... The following American colleges and universities are classified as Divsion II for NCAA competition: // Division II Institutions Alabama Miles College Stillman College Tuskegee University University of Alabama at Huntsville University of Montevallo University of North Alabama University of West Alabama Alaska University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Fairbanks Arizona... The following American colleges and universities are classified as Division III for NCAA competition. ... NAIA is an acronym (or an initialism) that can refer to the following: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States. ... The following American colleges and universities are members of the NAIA for althetic competition: # - Indicates an institution that holds concurrent membership in the NCAA // NAIA Institutions Alabama Auburn University Montgomery Faulkner University Spring Hill University University of Mobile Arkansas John Brown University Lyon College Williams Baptist College Arizona Embry-Riddle... This list main article is College sports. ... The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women was founded in 1971 to govern collegiate women’s athletics and to administer national championships. ... This article covers college football played in the United States. ... Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... This article is about NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The Academic Progress Rate (also known as APR) is a metric established by the NCAA to measure the success or failure of collegiate athletic teams in moving student-athletes towards graduation. ... The NACDA Directors Cup is an award given annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the colleges and universities with the most success in collegiate athletics. ... The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is an association of community college athletic departments throughout the United States of America. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/resources/file/eba3f949c8a9427/2006-07_budget.pdf?MOD=AJPERES
  2. ^ SI.com - NCAA Basketball - Pilot program paves way for Canadian schools in DII - Monday January 14, 2008 2:24PM
  3. ^ "NCAA History", NCAA, 2005. 
  4. ^ The NCAA's First Century In The Arena
  5. ^ NCAA HEADQUARTERS IN INDIANAPOLIS TO OPEN JULY 26 - ncaa.org - July 15, 1999
  6. ^ The NCAA does not sponsor a championship tournament for the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ NCAA Awards Webpage (accessed 2006-11-07)
  9. ^ NCAA Broadcast Information - NCAA.com
  10. ^ | NCAA Member Institutions on Probation (accessed 2008-1-24)
  11. ^ SI.com - SI Writers - Rick Reilly - SI's Rick Reilly: Corrupting Our Utes - Wednesday August 06, 2003 09:53 AM
  12. ^ NCAA graduation rates (accessed 2007-03-16)

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External links

  • NCAA administrative website
  • NCAA Classification
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Each year, the NCAA Championship determines the top lacrosse team in the NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III. Past Winners // Division I 1971 -- Cornell 12-6 Maryland 1972 -- Virginia 13-12 Johns Hopkins 1973 -- Maryland 10-9 (2 OT) Johns Hopkins 1974 -- Johns Hopkins 17-12 Maryland 1975... The NCAA began conducting a mens soccer national championship tournament in 1959 with an eight-team tournament. ... NCAA Team Champions for Mens Swimming and Diving Division One 1937 Michigan 1938 Michigan 1939 Michigan 1940 Michigan 1941 Michigan 1942 Yale 1943 Ohio St 1944 Yale 1945 Ohio St 1946 Ohio St 1947 Ohio St 1948 Michigan 1949 Ohio St 1950 Ohio St 1951 Yale 1952 Ohio St... The NCAA Mens Tennis Championships are held to crown a team, individual, and doubles champion in College Tennis. ... 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