INDIANAPOLIS, IN - University at Buffalo Director of Athletics Mark Alnutt has been named to the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee, the NCAA has announced. His appointment will begin on July 1, 2019 and run through June 30, 2023.
The Football Oversight Committee ensures that appropriate oversight of football for both the Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision is maintained; enhances the development of the sport and make recommendations related to regular-season and postseason football. The committee prioritizes enhancement of the student-athlete educational experience (academically and athletically), and in doing so, promotes student-athletes' personal growth and leadership development. It works in conjunction with appropriate governance entities to provide solutions to issues impacting the health and safety of football student-athletes.
"I'm very honored to represent UB and the Mid-American Conference on the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee," Alnutt said. "I look forward to working with the other committee members and the NCAA to continue to advance this sport through enhancing the student-athlete experience."
The Football Oversight Committee supervises procedures for licensing of postseason bowls and qualifications and/or selection procedures for the FCS Championship. The committee reviews recommendations from the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee and process other issues related to the administration of the FCS Championship. The committee provides direction to the NCAA Football Rules Committee regarding playing rules governing FBS and FCS football. The committee is comprised of representatives from each divisional subgroup that sponsors football.
Alnutt recently concluded a very successful first year as AD at Buffalo. The UB football team won a school-record 10 games, a MAC East Division title and played in the Dollar General Bowl. Both the men's and women's basketball teams won their respective MAC Tournaments and each advanced to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. During 2018-19, Buffalo was one of only seven schools in the nation to play in a bowl game as well as have both its men's and women's basketball teams advance to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament.