Would a big-boy breakaway affect tourney?

Updated: August 19, 2013, 2:20 PM ET
By Andy Katz

There's been a lot of talk lately about a new, separate division in college athletics. The big boys breaking away to govern themselves, fleeing the controversy-riddled NCAA.

The five major football conference commissioners each had a turn during their football media days last month to discuss the future of the NCAA -- and they weren't shy about the topic. The overall theme was a need for change, and everything seemed to be on the table.

So the threat of separation -- talk of which ...

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