Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The 2008 NCAA Convention has come to a close and the nearly 900 Division III delegates certainly will remember this gathering in Nashville for what did happen ... and what did not. The Centennial Conference improved to 2-0 all-time in proposed legislation as Proposal 4, placing limitations on text and instant messaging, was adopted by a 362-72-2 vote. But that was one of the only highlights for the CC, as a number of other Conference votes were in the minority as "more permissive" legislation was adopted. One of these proposals changes the first permissible starting date for basketball contests from the Friday before Thanksgiving to November 15. The Centennial Conference has not officially adopted this legislation and will meet today to discuss the CC's course of action. The Centennial SAAC suffered a defeat, as the membership adopted limitations on the use of male practice players during the traditional segment of the playing season. The Conference students did not wish to see any limitations that would hamper smaller squads. And the national SAAC was defeated in its attempt to require the presence of at least one person certified in first aid, CPR and use of an AED at athletics activities. Read more on the Convention in this story from the NCAA News.