McClelland named NCAA men's basketball committee chair, first representative from an HBCU

Jul 18, 2022

Southwestern Athletic Conference Commissioner Charles McClelland will become the first representative from a historically Black college, university or league to chair the Division I men's basketball committee when he takes over next year.

The NCAA announced Thursday that McClelland, who has been with the SWAC since 2018, would be vice chair this season under Bradley athletic director Chris Reynold before taking on the role himself for the 2023-24 basketball season.

The committee's biggest responsibility is to select the field for the NCAA Tournament each March.

Source: Fox Sports