Greetings from NCAA HQ in Indy. Here to cover the landmark vote on autonomy. pic.twitter.com/6eOCTuETMZ
— Brian Bennett (@BennettESPN) August 7, 2014
We have talked about it in the paper and on the blog over the last few weeks, but just to remind people:
The NCAA’s board of directors votes today on autonomy for the top five leagues in college football today.
If the rule passes, it will give the top five leagues in college football more freedom to put in rules place that will address the concerns of the schools in those leagues.
The growing concern of schools outside of those conferences is that autonomy for schools in the SEC, Pac-12, Big 12, ACC, Big Ten will widen the gap between the teams in those leagues and the rest of the Football Bowl Subdivision.
It’s a legitimate concern.
There was a lot of talk at Conference USA media day about the league becoming the best of the teams outside the Power Five.
That would be a solid goal for the league at a time when the divide between the top conferences in college football and the rest of the Football Bowl Subdivision could get a little wider.