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NCAA proposal would give power conferences more autonomy
NCAA proposal would give power conferences more autonomy

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive, in his annual state-of-the-league address this week in Alabama, quoted Dwight D. Eisenhower, Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill to emphasize the importance of fundamentally reforming intercollegiate athletics. Slive's oration may have been slightly over the top. However, his message to the NCAAwas clear: Change or else. "We are not deaf to the din of discontent," he said. On Friday, Slive received an indication that the change he desires is coming. The NCAA steering committee released details of a proposal that would grant more autonomy to the five power football conferences: the SEC, Pac-12, Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, and...

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