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National Collegiate Athletic Association
The NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCAA) is a non-profit association which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations, and individuals. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada
Canada
, and helps more than 450,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana . In 2014, the NCAA generated almost a billion dollars in revenue. 80 to 90% of this revenue was due to the Division I Men\'s Basketball
Basketball
Tournament . This revenue is then distributed back into various organizations and institutions across the United States. In August 1973, the current three-division setup of Division I , Division II , and Division III was adopted by the NCAA membership in a special convention
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NCCAA
The NATIONAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCCAA) is an association of Christian universities , colleges , and Bible colleges in the United States
United States
and Canada
Canada
whose mission is "the promotion and enhancement of intercollegiate athletic competition with a Christian perspective". The national headquarters is located in Greenville, South Carolina . The NCCAA was formed in 1968. For the 2013-2014, the NCCAA lists 111 members, 69 of which participate in Division I and 42 in Division II. Many teams in the NCCAA are also in other athletics associations, including NCAA
NCAA
, NAIA and ACCA . The association's sports for men are baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and track and field (indoor/outdoor). Women's sports are basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor/outdoor), and volleyball
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NCCA (other)
NCCA may refer to: * National Catholic Church of America , an autocephalous church of the Old Catholic tradition * National Centre for Computer Animation , part of the Media School at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom * National Centre for Contemporary Arts , a museum, exhibition and research organization in Moscow, Russia * National Championship of Colle
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National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines)
Seniors' division: Mapúa Cardinals (21 titles) Juniors' division: San Beda Red Cubs (13 titles) Related competitions University Athletic Association of the Philippines
Philippines
The NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCAA) is an athletics association of ten colleges and universities in the Philippines
Philippines
. Established in 1924, the NCAA is the oldest athletic association in the Philippines. The Philippine NCAA is not affiliated with the NCAA of the United States
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Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS (pronounced /ˌɪndi.əˈnæpəlᵻs/ ), is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County . It is in the East North Central region of the Midwestern United States . With an estimated population of 855,164 in 2016, Indianapolis is the second most populous city in the Midwest and 15th most populous in the U.S. The city is the economic and cultural center of the Indianapolis metropolitan area , home to 2 million people, the 34th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U.S. Its combined statistical area ranks 27th, with 2.38 million inhabitants. Indianapolis covers 372 square miles (960 km2), making it the 16th largest city by land area in the U.S
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Mark Emmert
MARK ALLEN EMMERT (born December 16, 1952) is the current president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association . He is the fifth CEO of the NCAA; he was named as the incoming president on April 27, 2010 and assumed his duties on November 1, 2010. Emmert was previously the 30th president of the University of Washington , his alma mater, taking office in June 2004, becoming the first alumnus in 48 years to lead the UW. He left Washington on October 1, 2010, having announced his departure for the NCAA Executive Directorship on April 27, 2010. Before Emmert became president of the University of Washington, he was chancellor at Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University
and held faculty and administration positions at the University of Connecticut
University of Connecticut
, Montana State University , and University of Colorado
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Non-profit Association
A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION (also known as a NON-BUSINESS ENTITY ) is an organization that has been formed by a group of people in order "to pursue a common not-for-profit goal", that is, to pursue a stated goal without the intention of distributing excess revenue to members or leaders. A nonprofit organization is often dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a particular point of view. In economic terms, a nonprofit organization uses its surplus revenues to further achieve its purpose or mission, rather than distributing its surplus income to the organization's shareholders (or equivalents) as profit or dividends . This is known as the non-distribution constraint. The decision to adopt a nonprofit legal structure is one that will often have taxation implications, particularly where the nonprofit seeks income tax exemption or charitable status
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Athletic Sports
ATHLETICS is a term encompassing the human competitive sports and games requiring physical skill, and the systems of training that prepare athletes for competition performance. Athletic sports or contests, are competitions which are primarily based on human , physical competition, demanding the qualities of stamina , fitness , and skill . Athletic sports form the bulk of popular sporting activities, with other major forms including motorsports , precision sports , extreme sports and animal sports . Athletic contests, as one of the earliest types of sport, are prehistoric and comprised a significant part of the Ancient Olympic Games , along with equestrian events
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College
A COLLEGE ( Latin : _collegium_) is an educational institution or a constituent part of one. A college may be a degree -awarding tertiary educational institution, a part of a collegiate or federal university , or an institution offering vocational education
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University
A UNIVERSITY ( Latin : _universitas_, "a whole") is an institution of higher (or tertiary ) education and research which awards academic degrees in various academic disciplines . Universities typically provide undergraduate education and postgraduate education . The word "university" is derived from the Latin _universitas magistrorum et scholarium_, which roughly means "community of teachers and scholars." Universities were created in Italy and evolved from Cathedral schools for the clergy during the High Middle Ages
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America _ Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos _ * " E pluribus unum " (
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Canada
Coordinates : 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95 CANADA _ Flag MOTTO: A Mari Usque Ad Mare _ (Latin ) (English: "From Sea to Sea") ANTHEM: " O Canada "------------------------- ROYAL ANTHEM : " God Save the Queen " CAPITAL Ottawa 45°24′N 75°40′W / 45.400°N 75.667°W / 45.400; -75.667 LARGEST CITY
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Student-athlete
A STUDENT ATHLETE (sometimes written STUDENT–ATHLETE) is a participant in an organized competitive sport sponsored by the educational institution in which he or she is enrolled. Student athletes must typically balance the roles of being a full-time student and a full-time athlete . Due to educational institutions being colleges, they offer athletic scholarships in various sports. Many student athletes are compensated with scholarships to attend these institutions but these scholarships are not mandatory to be considered a student athlete
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NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament
The NCAA DIVISION I MEN\'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (known informally as MARCH MADNESS or the BIG DANCE) is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States
United States
, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), to determine the national championship. The tournament was created in 1939 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches , and was the idea of Ohio
Ohio
State University coach Harold Olsen . Played mostly during March, it has become one of the most famous annual sporting events in the United States. The tournament teams include champions from 32 Division I conferences (which receive automatic bids ), and 36 teams which are awarded at-large berths
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