NCAA DIVISION II
REMINDER: Division II recruiting calendars return to normal Sept. 1.
Aug. 21 – The NCAA DII Presidents Council approved a measure that would prohibit schools from reducing or canceling athletics aid for student-athletes who decide by October 1 not to participate during the 2020-21 academic year. READ MORE
Aug. 17 – Students who initially enroll full time during the 2021-22 academic year and intend to play NCAA Division I or II athletics will not be required to take a standardized test to meet NCAA initial-eligibility requirements. READ MORE
August 14 – Division II sports will resume their normal recruiting calendars Sept. 1. READ MORE
August 5 – Division II’s seven fall 2020 championships are canceled due to the operational, logistical and financial challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE
July 29 – The Division II Administrative Committee on Wednesday continued providing scheduling flexibility for all Division II sports for the 2020-21 academic year as a response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE
June 10 – The Division II Administrative Committee extended the recruiting quiet period through July 31 for all sports.
May 20 – The Division II Administrative Committee confirmed that institutional camps and clinics can take place at any location subject to applicable public health guidance, and institutional and conference decisions. The committee also confirmed that coaching staff members are permitted to be employed at a noninstitutional camp or clinic during the quiet period from June 1-30.
The committee adopted noncontroversial legislation to permit any number of uncommitted prospective student-athletes and their family members to participate on a telephone/video call with coaching staff members and current student-athletes until the start of the institution’s fall 2020 term. All other publicity restrictions per Division II Bylaw 13.10 apply.
May 19 – The NCAA Division II Presidents Council approved changes to the maximum number of contests (44 for softball) and dates of competition, minimum number of contests for sports sponsorship, and minimum number of contests for championships selection for the 2020-21 academic year only, as a result of the financial impact of COVID-19. READ MORE
May 15 – The Division II Management Council on Friday voted to recommend the Division II Presidents Council reduce the maximum number of permissible contests (44 for softball) for the 2020-21 academic year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE
May 14 – The Division II Administrative Committee on Wednesday approved a blanket waiver for the 2019-20 academic year regarding progress-toward-degree requirements for all continuing Division II student-athletes due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE
May 13 – The Division II Administrative Committee approved a quiet period from June 1-30, where it will be permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts with prospective student-athletes only on the member institution’s campus, subject to applicable public health guidelines and institutional and conference decisions. No in-person, off campus recruiting contacts or evaluations may be made during this time.
May 6 – The Division II Administrative Committee addressed policies and regulations pertaining to recruiting, playing and practice seasons, two-year college transfer requirements and financial aid. The committee’s actions continued its effort to assist Division II schools and student-athletes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE
April 30 – Division II softball teams will still be required to do regular-season bat testing by spring 2022. READ MORE
April 17 – High school students intending to play NCAA Division I or II sports whose final semesters of their senior year were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic will have several pathways to meet the NCAA’s initial-eligibility requirements this year. READ MORE
April 16 – Division II Administrative Committee approves waivers involving virtual recruiting, committed student-athletes and transcript requirements READ MORE
The Division II Administrative Committee also published the following information regarding transfers:
“The committee recommended providing the enforcement staff additional authority to address COVID-19-related challenges with the NCAA Transfer Portal and permission-to-contact violations. For example, schools that fail to provide permission to contact within the legislated time frame of 14 consecutive calendar days may temporarily be granted flexibility from normal enforcement penalties. Student-athletes still automatically would be granted permission to contact by default. Also, for violations of contacting a student-athlete who does not have permission to contact, staff will have flexibility to apply enhanced enforcement penalties for tampering.”