It’s a time of gradual, yet substantial, change in the NCAA governance. Thursday, the NCAA board of directors moved to grant greater autonomy to the five “power” conferences — ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — in matters like determining the cost of a full scholarship and allowances for family travel to attend offspring’s games. Here’s a quick rundown.
Meant to forward this on the other day, but CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodds did a good job breaking down the issues in a column, herewith.
With this happening at a time when the Northwestern-union talk is broiling, and all sorts of assaults on the NCAA, it could be a watershed period for the NCAA. Wonder how much of this NCAA president Mark Emmert saw coming when he took the job a few years ago, leaving the presidency of Washington?