NCAA board endorses plan to shift more power, autonomy to 5 biggest conferences

  • by: MICHAEL MAROT , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 24, 2014 - 5:20 PM

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA's board of directors took the first step toward shifting power to the five largest football conferences on Thursday, endorsing a 57-page plan that calls for giving 65 of the nation's biggest schools more autonomy in how to fund scholarships, handle health care and decide other increasingly hot-button issues involving their athletes.

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