In just two days of meetings, the leaders of the NCAA and college presidents could have begun a process that could reshape college athletics as we know them.
Meeing in Indianapolis over the last two days, these groups have set the stage for possible changes in the NCAA which could include stiffer penalties for schools that commit violations, an overhaul of the clumsy and massive Division I rulebook, and an increase in academic standards that if not met, could result in postseason bans.
In addition, there was discussion of having individual conferences decide if they wanted to pay athletes more for their scholarships, the so called “total cost” of attending a university.
If NCAA president Mark Emmert has his way, a lot of these proposals will pass and pass quickly, perhaps as early as within a year.
A board meeting is set for today and we’ll start to see if these proposed and discussed changes become reality.