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NCAA endorses plan to provide autonomy to five major conferences

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BuckeyeRick's picture
April 24, 2014 at 4:47pm


The beginning of the end of the NCAA has officially begun.

Today, the NCAA endorsed a restructuring plan that will give autonomy in several areas to the five major conferences: the Big Ten, ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC.

Among the areas in which the NCAA generally agrees to allow the conferences to be self-governed: financial aid, including full cost of attendance and scholarship guarantees; insurance, including policies that protect future earnings; academic support, particularly for at-risk athletes; other support such as travel for families, free tickets to games and expenses associated with events, such as parking.

The board is seeking feedback and will vote on the final recommendations in August.


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