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NCAA Ratifies New Constitution, Paving Way To Restructuring

Jan 20, 2022, 4:31 PM
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A detail of giant NCAA logo is seen outside of the stadium on the practice day prior to the NCAA Men's Final Four at the Georgia Dome on April 5, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA member schools have ratified a new, pared-down constitution.

It clears the way for a decentralized approach to governing college sports that will hand more power to schools and conferences.

The NCAA’s three divisions will now be empowered to govern themselves, a move that college sports leaders hope will reduce legal exposure after a resounding rebuke from the Supreme Court last year.

For Division II and III, there will be little change.

But there could be a massive overhaul in Division I, which has hundreds of big schools and millions of dollars tied closely to football and basketball.

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