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Plan would empower big conferences

Updated: April 24, 2014, 5:34 PM ET
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors endorsed a plan on Thursday that would change the way college sports are governed and give the five major conferences the authority to make many of their own rules. The board still must take a final vote on the measures in August after it solicits feedback from member schools.

If the plan is put into place, the 65 schools in the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC would have autonomy to set their own rules on issues such as cost-of-attendance stipends, ...

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