Is it time for football powers to split?

Same NCAA rules can no longer govern both big and small athletic departments

Originally Published: July 22, 2013
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

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DALLAS -- College football's big boys aren't ready to break up the NCAA and raze its stately compound in downtown Indianapolis.

But if the sport's heavyweights don't start getting some cooperation from the rest of the NCAA's member schools -- i.e., athletic departments with smaller checkbooks, fewer national championships and less tradition -- the idea might not sound so preposterous in the very near future.

And who can blame ...

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