By Christian S. Dennie and Dr. Gerald Gurney
Originally published January 8, 2012
The NCAA has experienced a tumultuous year and an erosion of public confidence in its ability to control intercollegiate athletics on many levels. Against a backdrop of public outcry and allegations of major rules violations and cover-ups, the NCAA’s president, Mark Emmert, convened a presidential retreat last August to explore sweeping changes in college sports. A number of proposals that came out of that meeting were approved by the Division I Board of Directors this fall.