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351 Division I Programs - One Voice

Sept. 25, 2013

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Teleconference

Who: NACDA President Mike Alden, athletics director at the University of Missouri and D1A Athletic Directors' Association President Morgan Burke, athletics director at Purdue University, are serving as national spokesmen for all 351 Division I programs.

What: Division I Teleconference with Mike Alden and Morgan Burke

When: Friday, September 27 at 3 p.m. ET

For a full transcript of the teleconference, click here.


The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the 1A Athletic Directors' Association, in addition to NACDA's Affiliate Associations, the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) and the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA), are working as a cohesive unit in developing recommendations that will help improve the governance and operation of intercollegiate athletics.

At the Division 1A AD's meeting this week, a record turnout of 120 members of the Division 1A Athletic Directors' Association were on hand and they are in accordance in their belief that a unified voice is necessary to articulate their support of the primary mission of intercollegiate athletics: a world-class education and a quality athletic experience for talented student-athletes.

"As a group, the athletics directors are engaged in developing recommendations that will improve the governance and operation of intercollegiate athletics," said Morgan Burke, president of the Division 1A Athletic Directors' Association and athletics director at Purdue University.

Burke and Mike Alden, president of NACDA and athletics director at the University of Missouri, will serve as national spokesmen for all 351 Division I programs.

Discussions included topics ranging from NCAA governance and enforcement to the disparity of interests and resources among Division I schools to the rejection of the "pay-for-play" model.

While recent reports have chronicled the ineffective NCAA governance and enforcement systems, the Division 1A athletics directors have pledged to be active participants in the process to bring about change, calling for streamlining and efforts that complement and align with the values of higher education.

"While our jobs keep our focus on the daily issues of athletics on our campuses, we recognize that we are best positioned to implement realistic changes in the governance and administration of athletics," Alden said. "As stewards of the enterprise, we are committed to providing meaningful, realistic and impactful leadership in defining a bright future for intercollegiate athletics."

Realizing that differences exist among the 351 Division I programs, Burke said, "Changes need to reflect such variances, while preserving and building upon areas of common interest."

The athletics directors are chiefly concerned with public dialogue that does not accurately reflect the true value of intercollegiate athletics to student-athletes.

"Pay for play has no part in the amateur setting," Burke said, noting that the value of a full scholarship and direct support services at Purdue has a value in excess of $250,000. Plus, student-athletes with a full scholarship have no loan to pay back, an expense that could run upwards of $200,000 at Purdue. 

Furthermore, integrity issues need to be handled effectively in the enforcement system, which is presently under review. "Institutions must clearly understand the meaning of institutional control and must reinforce integrity as a core value," Burke said.

Alden pointed out that athletics directors have been hired by the university presidents to lead their campus organizations and are important stakeholders in the national governance system. "We have been entrusted with the responsibility to provide a quality academic and athletic experience for our student-athletes on campus," he said.

Details are being finalized for Burke and Alden to be available via a teleconference in the near future to further discuss the information above. Teleconference information will be made available once the date and time has been confirmed.

Contacts:

Tom Schott
Associate Athletics Director - Communications
Purdue University
tschott@purdue.edu

or

Chad Moller
Associate Athletics Director, Strategic Communications
University of Missouri
mollerc@missouri.edu

 


 

 

Learfield
Division I

Final 2013-14 Division I Standings - 6/27

Institution Pts
1. Stanford 1482.00
2. Florida 1216.50
3.

Notre Dame

1128.25
4. Virginia 1118.50
5. Penn State 1113.00
6. Texas 1093.00
7. UCLA 1078.50
8. USC 1063.75
9. Duke 1051.00
10.

Texas A&M

1022.00

Complete Standings/Release Dates

Division II

Final 2013-14 Division II Standings - 6/4

Institution Pts
1. Grand Valley State 1030.00
2. West Texas A&M 708.00
3. Central Missouri

653.75

4. Indianapolis 649.75
5. Ashland 637.00
6. Chico State 625.50
7. Augustana (SD) 603.00
8. Adams State 595.00
9. West Florida 586.50
10. LIU Post 575.00

Complete Standings/Release Dates

Division III

2014-15 Division III Standings - 11/26

Institution Pts
1. Washington-St. Louis 224.00
2. Middlebury 219.50
3. Williams 217.00
4. MIT 210.50
5. Calvin 205.00
6. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 200.50
7. Emory 180.00
8. Tufts 160.50
9. Bowdoin

154.00

9. North Central (IL) 154.00

Complete Standings/Release Dates

NAIA

Final 2013-14 NAIA Standings - 6/10

Institution Pts
1. Oklahoma Baptist 907.50
2. Oklahoma City 763.25
3. Lindsey Wilson 756.00
4.

Embry-Riddle (FL)

748.50
5. Olivet Nazarene 741.75
6. Wayland Baptist 648.50
7.

Concordia (CA)

608.50

8. Indiana Tech 597.50
9. Morningside 596.50
10. College of Idaho 593.50

Complete Standings/Release Dates