During the summer of 2014, the NCAA considered a proposal to give the five richest conferences (Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and Southeastern Conference) within the Football Bowl Subdivision of Division I legislative autonomy. In response, the Drake Group, a national organization of college faculty and others released a position statement that was highly critical of the proposal to allow these conferences to make their own rules and called for a blue-ribbon U.S. President’s Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Reform. The NCAA eventually adopted the autonomy proposal at its 2015 Convention, but the position statement is still a valid statement of concerns related to increased cost, competitive imbalance and loss of a critical check and balance system.
NCAA reform, Academic Integrity Issues and College Sport Tax Preferences: A Collection of Essays
The Drake Group finds that The Independent Commission on College Basketball missed an opportunity to recommend comprehensive reform
Drake Group Blames Outdated NCAA Amateur Status Rules for Criminalizing Outside Athlete Compensation
- Academic Integrity
- Athlete Compensation, Scholarships and Benefits
- Athlete Health, Insurance, Medical
- Athletes’ Rights
- Certification, Accreditation
- Coach and Administrator Salaries
- Congressional Intervention
- Eligibility for Participation
- Enforcement and Due Process
- Ethical and Professional Conduct
- Facility Excesses
- Gender Equity
- NCAA Reform
- Racial Exploitation
- Revenue Generation and Distribution
- Student Fees and Institutional Subsidies
- Tax Preferences
- Transparency and Reporting
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