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October 15, 2014 | Volume 1, Issue 2

Deadlines

October 24. Nominations for Allstate WBCA Good Works Team®, Carol Eckman Award, Jostens-Berenson Lifetime Achievement Award, Mel Greenberg Media Award and WBCA Administrator of the Year, as well as the “So You Want To Be A Coach” program close at 5 p.m. ET.
                                                                  
October 31. Unrenewed memberships expire at 11:59 p.m. ET. Renew your memberships now if you have not done so.

November 3.  Last day for NCAA Division I, II and III head coaches to view the 2014-15 NCAA mandatory rules video. Be sure you click on the correct video for your division.

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2015 Convention

Registration. 2015 WBCA National Convention registration opens at noon ET Monday, Nov. 3. Your membership must be up to date to receive the member rate. After completing registration, you will receive a confirmation email including links to secure your convention housing and 2015 Women's Final Four game tickets.

Housing. Hotel policies for the 2015 WBCA Convention: (a) 4-night minimum required at headquarters hotel, 3-night minimum for overflow properties; and (b) full minimum-night stay will be charged to credit cards one month before check-in date and is nonrefundable. Please review all hotel policies before registering.

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NCAA

Hosting. The NCAA is currently accepting “Availability to Host” forms for the 2015 Division I Women’s Basketball Championship first- and second-rounds. 

DI governance restructure moves forward. The legislation did not receive enough override votes by the Oct. 6 deadline for the Division I Board of Directors to reconsider. The new substructure should be operational beginning with the 2015-16 athletic season.

DII, DIII WBB-related legislative proposals. The DII and DIII proposals will be voted on in January during the NCAA Convention in Washington, D.C.

DI Non-Coaching Staff Roles. Lucia Serrano, Assistant Director of Compliance at UCLA, has created a chart that defines and explains the roles of the non-coaching staff.

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Association Updates

2014 on-court presentation videos. DVDs of 2014 on-court sessions by Melanie Balcomb, Andy Landers, Harry Perretta, Bob Starkey, Jeff Walz and Holly Warlick are now available for purchase at ChampionshipProductions.com. Click here to view sample clips.

Betty F. Jaynes Internship Program. Applications are being accepted for the Betty F. Jaynes Internship Program for the Class of 2015.

Donehew Listening Tour. WBCA Executive Director @Danielle Donehew attended the espnW Summit from Oct. 8-10 and the NACWAA Convention from Oct. 11-14. She will present UConn head coach Geno Auriemma with the official national championship ladder from Werner Ladder on Oct. 17 in Storrs, Connecticut. Donehew wraps up the month by traveling to Charlotte for SEC Media Day on Oct. 21. Director of Communications Jack Watford, meanwhile, will attend the Big Ten Media Day on Oct. 16 in Chicago and the Pac-12 Media Day on Oct. 22 in San Francisco.

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New on WBCA.org

Erin Anthony showing leadership signs early in career. Erin Anthony is one of the most decorated basketball players in Army history and has since earned her Sapper tab and is currently participating in the Engineer Captain’s Career Course in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.    

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Industry News

FIBA World Championship. Congratulations to the United States on winning gold, beating Spain 77-64 on October 5.

ESPN2’s Big Monday lineup unveiled. Big Monday will be a seven-week series with all games being broadcast on ESPN2 and also available on WatchESPN. The event begins on January 19 when Notre Dame hosts Tennessee.

ESPN 2015 Play 4Kay schedule. Seven Play 4 Kay games will air across ESPN2 and ESPNU on February 22 & 23.

WNBA leads industry in diversity. The WNBA is the leader among professional sports leagues for its racial and gender hiring practices.  

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Did you know?

Barbara Stevens is the only NCAA Division II coach to have taken the same institution (Bentley) to the semifinals or championship game of the NCAA tournament in each decade since the NCAA has sponsored the tournament.

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Dates to Remember

October 15
• First permissible practice date in NCAA DII, DIII

October 20
• NCAA DI Conference Captain call, noon – 1 p.m. ET

October 31
• Unrenewed WBCA memberships expire, 11:59 p.m. ET
• Halloween

November 3
• 2015 WBCA National Convention registration opens, noon ET