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November 19, 2014 | Volume 1, Issue 4

2015 Convention

Don’t forget to Register.  More than 1,000 coaches have already registered for the 2015 WBCA National Convention on April 3-7 in Tampa.  Don’t be left behind, register here. Visit the convention page at wbca.org for additional information on #wbca15.

Courtside Registration. In its second year, the courtside registration was created to make it easier for coaches who may not have enough time or the budget to attend the entire convention. There are restrictions. Find out more here.

Housing. Instructions for making reservations in WBCA hotels are available online and included in your convention registration receipt.  Please review all hotel policies before making your reservation. NCAA hotels and fan housing are also available options for WBCA convention registrants.

Marketing Symposium. The convention will once again tip off with the “It’s Our Game!” marketing symposium at 10 a.m. Friday, April 3.  The event is devoted to learning how to grow, expand and market women’s basketball.  Check out the schedule here; it is subject to change.

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NCAA

Women’s Final Four sites announced through 2020.  The NCAA has announced the sites for the Division I Women’s Final Four from 2017-2020.  Two first-time cities and two previous sites were selected.

DI Women’s Basketball Committee.  Pac-12 Associate Commissioner Chris Dawson named chair of the 2015-16 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee.

Women of Color Barrier Study. The NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee, with support from the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics, is conducting an advancement study to take a comprehensive look into women of color who currently hold positions as athletics administrators or coaches. The study remains open through Friday, Dec. 5.

NCAA proposed legislation. NCAA Division I, II and III proposed legislation to be voted on in January during the NCAA National Convention has been published.

Recent Division II legislative proposals. During the Division II Management Council meeting in October, legislative proposals were adopted and have an immediate effective date.

Issues related to crowdfunding. The NCAA recently released an educational column on current legislation that applies to crowdfunding.

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

Rules change proposals. The NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee is now accepting rules change proposals to be considered for the rules survey and discussion at its annual meeting in May.

Women’s Basketball Rules Committee nominations. Two Division I coaches and one Division II coach positions are open on the Women’s Basketball Rules Committee. View the posting on NCAA.org or click here for a PDF.

Marketing webinar. The NCAA hosted a popular women’s basketball marketing webinar on Nov. 5.

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Association Updates

High School All-America Team Nominations. Nomination forms are available online for the WBCA High School All-America Team

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New on WBCA.org

Inclusion video. The WBCA, Br{ache the Silence, McClure Images earlier today premiered “The Time is Now.” “The Time is Now” is the first video created specifically to address the need for inclusion within the women’s basketball community.

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Industry News

Margaret Wade Statue Dedication.  Delta State officially unveiled the Margaret Wade statue on Nov. 14 on its campus in Cleveland, Mississippi.

Lady Vols for basketball-use only. Tennessee is phasing out the Lady Volunteers nickname for all women’s sports other than basketball starting next year.

O’Bannon case. Late Friday night the NCAA opened its appeal of the Ed O’Bannon class-action antitrust lawsuit.

Sherri Coale wins 400th game. Oklahoma’s Sherri Coale earned her 400th win after the Sooners beat Washington, 90-80, on Friday, November 14.

Sue Troyan collects 300th win. Lehigh earned an 82-70 win in its season opener against Monmouth to give Sue Troyan her 300th win.

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Did you know?

Lusia Harris who was part of the “Fab Five” under Margaret Wade at Delta State scored the first points in Olympic women’s basketball history, while representing the United States.

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Dates to Remember

November 27
• Thanksgiving

December 8
• Division I Conference Captains Call, noon - 1 p.m. ET

December 9
• Division II Conference Captains Call, 11 a.m. – noon ET
• Division III Conference Captains Call, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET