Just announced is the "Official NCCA Homepage" on the World
Wide Web (WWW).
After months of preliminary work, design and development
the NCAA has finally reached ***space. The NCAA homepage
was released on April 29th from their headquarters in
Overland Park, Kansas.
It is expected that most of the usage will come from the
NCAA members themselves, but all those from "outside" are
welcome to visit it also. This feature plus the NCAA
Hotline that I posted a couple weeks ago, is a tremendous
tool to those seeking information on athletic recruiting
and NCAA publications.
The plans are in the beginning the NCAA Homepage will
contain general information about the NCAA and it's
operation. Also available will be an on-line version of
the NCAA News... a weekly publication containing stories,
columns and a lot of good information dealing with
legislation etc. The hard-copy version of this paper like
publication is where I get most of my information from and
stay current on recent changes or current rules.
Also to be included on the NCAA Hompage are topics on the
NCAA Sports Library, Staff Directory for E-mail, and the
Guide for the College Bound Student-athlete.
There are still "under construction" areas but hopeful
soon will be working. There is also a like to all the
individual college homepages, which will allow you to visit
the campus from the comforts of your own home. Many of
these sites include pictures of the campus, maps, courses
of study, etc.
There will also be a Champion site which will include
championship playoff schedules, dates and times. There is
also a statistics page that will offer information of most
of the NCAA sports.
I started looking for such a page a year ago, but was yet
to be developed. I was very happy to see the release
announcement in today's issue of the NCAA News. I feel
that this is a great step on part of the NCAA and I hope
that high school athletes and their parents get a lot of
usage from this opportunity.
The address of the NCAA's Homepage is: http://SportToday.org/.
Please stop by for a visit .... let them know what you
think about it and again I'd also be very interested in
your comments about it.