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Power conferences in autonomy talks

Updated: January 17, 2014, 3:22 PM ET
By Kevin Gemmell | ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- Hundreds of athletic administrators and delegates gathered at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday to begin dialogue that is expected to alter the landscape of Division I athletics.

At the annual NCAA convention, a sub-committee of the Division I board of directors proposed a rough governance model that would give more autonomy to the five power conferences -- the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, ACC -- and give a stronger voice to athletic directors with respect to how student-athletes ...

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