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Kavitha A. Davidson

Today Let's Blow Up the NCAA

The NCAA board of directors is set to vote Thursday on a proposal that would go a long way in a key aspect of fixing college sports: blowing up the NCAA.
Either way, we're gonna see a lot of this.
Either way, we're gonna see a lot of this.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association board of directors will vote today on a proposal that would go a long way toward doing something necessary to fix college sports: blowing up the NCAA.

The proposal would allow the five wealthiest conferences to break off from the broader association and govern themselves without the shackles of many of the NCAA's obsolete rules. Most notably, autonomy for the "Power Five" would allow richer schools to better compensate athletes and ease restrictions on recruiting practices.