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NCAA Appoints Morgan Athletic Director Ed Scott to Playing Rules Oversight Panel

Scott’s Service on Committee to Begin Sept. 2021 through Aug. 2025


Morgan State University Director of Athletics Edward Scott, Ph.D. has been appointed to the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP). Scott will begin his four-year term on the NCAA’s association-wide panel on September 1, 2021.

As a member of the committee Scott will be responsible for:

  • Oversight of Playing Rules committees, which includes approving rules changes made by each of the 15 committees annually.
  • Oversight of rules modifications for the sports for which the NCAA does not write playing rules.
  • Provide direction to the NCAA staff on playing rules issues.
  • Provide occasional counsel to Playing Rules committees when dealing with difficult rules issues.

“I very much look forward to serving on the Playing Rules Oversight Panel,” said Dr. Scott. “Any time you are selected for service on a national body, it’s an honor and further, I see it a testament to the outstanding work that we have been doing at Morgan State University.”

Scott is no stranger to national leadership positions on the Division I collegiate level. Throughout his administrative career, Scott has been named to several influential groups, which include the FCS ADA Executive Committee, NCAA Division I Baseball Committee, vice president of the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) and a member of the Black AD Alliance (Executive Committee).

The composition of PROP mirrors that of the rules committees, with members coming from Divisions I, II and III along with appointees from the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA). Additionally, at least one member of the Panel sits on the Division I Championships/Competition Cabinet and one member each comes from the Division II and III Championships Committees.

The Playing Rules Oversight Panel was formed as an association-wide committee (representatives from all three divisions) in 2003 to review playing-rules proposals, especially those involving player safety, financial impact or image of the game and to review playing-rules issues, including implementation of playing rules proposed by playing rules committees.

About Morgan
Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-classified high research (R2) institution offering more than 126 academic programs leading to degrees from the baccalaureate to the doctorate. As Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University and the only university to have its entire campus designated as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Morgan serves a multiethnic and multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. For more information about Morgan State University, visit

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