October 07, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The NCAA reform plan that transfers more power to the five richest football conferences has sailed through a 60-day override period.

The organization says 27 schools requested an override of the 16-2 decision by the NCAA Board of Directors on Aug. 7 to allow the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC to unilaterally change some of the rules that have applied to all Division I schools for years. If 75 schools had voted for an override, the board would have been required to reconsider the plan.

The result of the override period was announced on Monday.

The NCAA says much of the plan goes into effect next year. It says the new governance structure ''provides student-athletes with a vote at every level of decision-making in Division I.''

Bradley, Drexel, Elon, Indiana State and Vermont were among the schools that requested an override.

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