UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

Pac-12 presidents want other leagues to back NCAA reform

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott supports changes to the current NCAA model. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The presidents of Pac-12 Conference schools sent a joint letter last week to the 53 presidents of schools in the other four major Football Bowl Subdivision conferences saying they want changes to the NCAA model and autonomy for those leagues, reports The Associated Press.

The letter outlined 10 proposed changes to the NCAA model. The Pac-12 presidents say they would like a response from the presidents of the other conferences (Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, SEC) by June 4.

Among some of the proposals included in the letter: Permitting institutions to make scholarship awards up to the full cost of attendance, providing reasonable ongoing medical or insurance assistance for student-athletes who suffer an incapacitating injury in competition or practice, continuing efforts to reduce the occurrence and lasting impact of disabling injuries, and guaranteeing scholarships for enough time to complete a bachelor's degree, provided that the student remains in good academic standing.

"It is clear from the recent statements of any number of individuals," the letter reads, "that while they may share our view that labor unions are not the answer, the time has come for a meaningful response both to the student-athletes' grievances and the need to reassert the academic primacy of our mission."

The NCAA is developing a governance structure that would allow the five wealthiest conferences to make their own rules without asking for permission or receiving support from the smaller Division I schools.

SI.COM STAFF: The 100 things we’re most excited for in the 2014 college football season (Nos. 80-61)

More SI Wire

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again