INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The NCAA's Board of Governors is asking leaders in all three athletic divisions to consider legislation to deal with athletes accused of sexual violence.
The announcement came Thursday after the board's quarterly meeting in Indianapolis - and one day after it received a petition signed by more than 157,000 people seeking a ban of sexually violent athletes.
Board members believe a previous resolution could serve as the basis for new rules that would address topics such as compliance with campus authorities as well as state and federal laws, proper reporting protocols and more education within the athletic department about prevention and intervention.
The board also wants university presidents and chancellors to sign a diversity pledge for hiring.
Members also chose Georgia Tech President G.P. ''Bud'' Peterson as its new chairman and named University of Minnesota President Eric Kalera as the next Division I Board of Directors chairman.