Arkansas AD Jeff Long to serve on NCAA Oversight Committee

University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long has been selected to serve on another prestigious national committee.

Long, who previously served as chair of the inaugural College Football Playoff committee, this week has been named to the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee.

The Arkansas AD was nominated for the committee by SEC commissioner Greg Sankey.

“Jeff demonstrated effective leadership as chair of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee and his football knowledge and experience make him ideal for service on the Division I Football Oversight Committee,” Sankey said. “Jeff is a forward-thinking individual who will bring a balanced perspective to enhancing college football.”

Long is no stranger to this type of work. He has previously served on the NCAA Management Council, the NCAA Sports Wagering Task Force and the NCAA Championships and Sports Management Cabinet.

“I am honored to represent the University of Arkansas, the SEC, its coaches and student-athletes on this important NCAA committee,” Long said. “As a player, coach and administrator, college football has had a tremendous influence on my life and I firmly believe it continues to positively impact those who are affiliated with this great game. I appreciate Commissioner Sankey’s nomination and am grateful for my selection.”

The committee is responsible for overseeing the FBS and FCS subdivisions, as well as working on ways to enhance the sport and for making recommendations related to regular and post-season football. The board also supervises the licensing prodecture for post season bowls, and the qualifications/selection procedures for the FCS Championship, as well as provides direction to the NCAA Football Rules Committee regarding the rules of the game. The board is made up of 12 individuals.

Long’s term on the committee will begin on July 1, and is set to expire on June 30 of 2021.