Farrey: Big changes coming to NCAA
Reform has been tried before, but this week's meetings may actually lead to change
Six years ago, as happens every six years or so, a big meeting was held for a collective wringing of hands by the bespectacled chieftains who control college sports and thus can change it for the better but for decades have chosen not to do so because they're gripped with the fear that they might just lose their jobs in the process. Then-NCAA honcho Myles Brand convened that 50-member group, and the "Presidential Task Force on the Future of Division I Athletics" went to work. It produced nothing ...
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