News-Sports.net - Oct 29,2012 - “The NCAA is actively working with member institutions in the wide path of Hurricane Sandy to ensure that the needs of student-athletes are met before, during and after the storm. Our top priority is the safety of our student-athletes and staff at our member institutions, and we stand ready to assist as needed. During natural disasters, the NCAA routinely gives flexibility to institutions and conferences to help them quickly provide necessary assistance and resources that may include meals or other benefits, relocating teams and rescheduling games. We stand ready to do so today and as the storm continues ashore.”
About the NCAA
Founded more than one hundred years ago as a way to protect student-athletes, the NCAA continues to implement that principle with increased emphasis on both athletics and academic excellence.
The NCAA is made up of three membership classifications that are known as Divisions I, II and III. Each division creates its own rules governing personnel, amateurism, recruiting, eligibility, benefits, financial aid, and playing and practice seasons – consistent with the overall governing principles of the Association. Every program must affiliate its core program with one of the three divisions.