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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2865 on: June 17, 2021, 08:39:40 am »
Forbes has published its annual article of college financial grades, but as the article mentions, it's based on data from 2019 and 2018 so is pre-pandemic.  They call out Guilford for operating in deficit mode even before the pandemic but note that thanks to  donations and pledges raised when the school proposed cuts for COVID that the school "lives on in misery for another few years."  Oglethorpe is called out for making a huge positive turnaround, the best among all schools reviewed.   D2-bound Emory & Henry "suffered the largest decline in the last five years."  The nine factors making up the score are described in the article; less than one in ten schools received an "A" or higher. 

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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2866 on: October 08, 2021, 03:43:01 pm »
The NCAA sent a letter to membership today about the results of the Constitution Committee:

(1) a new NCAA Constitution will be ratified in January, 2022;
(2) each Division will rewrite its rules taking into account the new document and each Division's standards by August 2022.

There is no mention of what happens if the NCAA membership fails to ratify the new constitution, but this isn't the NCAA talking:  https://twitter.com/PeteThamel/status/1446541757525659651/

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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2867 on: October 14, 2021, 09:14:21 am »
Further details from the NCAA on the timeline of activities related to the new constitution:
  • Nov. 8: Constitution Committee delivers initial concepts to member schools.
  • Nov. 15: Each division discusses concepts at the Special Convention.
  • Nov. 15 20: Initial comment and feedback period by the membership.
  • Nov. 21 Dec. 5: Constitution Committee reviews feedback and modifies concepts for membership review.
  • Dec. 6 11: Second comment and feedback period by the membership.
  • Dec. 15: Constitution Committee provides final recommendations to the Board of Governors.
  • Dec. 15 Jan. 20: The Board of Governors, divisional bodies and member schools and conferences sponsor amendments to be discussed and voted upon.
  • Jan. 20: Members participate in the 2022 NCAA Convention and vote on a new NCAA constitution.
  • Jan. 20 Aug. 2022: Each division reviews its rules and adopts changes in time for legislation to be effective Aug. 1 for the new academic year. 
The Division III Presidents Council will determine specific legislative deadlines within the Dec. 15 to Jan. 20 time frame during its Oct. 27 meeting.

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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2868 on: October 14, 2021, 09:18:33 am »
Further details from the NCAA on the timeline of activities related to the new constitution:
  • Nov. 8: Constitution Committee delivers initial concepts to member schools.
  • Nov. 15: Each division discusses concepts at the Special Convention.
  • Nov. 15 20: Initial comment and feedback period by the membership.
  • Nov. 21 Dec. 5: Constitution Committee reviews feedback and modifies concepts for membership review.
  • Dec. 6 11: Second comment and feedback period by the membership.
  • Dec. 15: Constitution Committee provides final recommendations to the Board of Governors.
  • Dec. 15 Jan. 20: The Board of Governors, divisional bodies and member schools and conferences sponsor amendments to be discussed and voted upon.
  • Jan. 20: Members participate in the 2022 NCAA Convention and vote on a new NCAA constitution.
  • Jan. 20 Aug. 2022: Each division reviews its rules and adopts changes in time for legislation to be effective Aug. 1 for the new academic year. 
The Division III Presidents Council will determine specific legislative deadlines within the Dec. 15 to Jan. 20 time frame during its Oct. 27 meeting.

More details here.

I guess it won't be long before we see if the P5 takes their ball, and their money, and forces everyone else to find a new way to do things. I'd love to be sour about it, but it seems inevitable to me. When Texas and Oklahoma are jumping conferences for every last dollar they can grub, willing to go from big fish in a small pond to medium fish in an ocean, you know they aren't going to want to share that measly couple million a year for D2 and D3 to have championships for much longer.