As deadline to call for an unlikely vote to override NCAA governance shift approaches, many question whether the five wealthiest sports conferences' newfound authority will lead to any major changes.
Would formal regulations and sanctions have helped prevent the University of Michigan's mishandling of a quarterback's concussion?
The members of the five high-revenue conferences make up 18 percent of all Division I colleges, but a new NCAA governance structure gives them nearly 40 percent of the voting power.
With NCAA set to adopt new governance system designed to let wealthiest conferences give more benefits to athletes, critics fear growing gap between haves and have-nots.
NCAA agrees to create $70 million fund to diagnose concussions and related ailments, but lawsuit settlement won't provide any money for those who need care.
Forget player unionization. The biggest legal threat facing the NCAA may be the lawyer who helped bring about free agency in professional football and basketball.
Judge grants class action status for former and current players in challenging NCAA amateurism policies -- but rejects broadening of pool of athletes eligible for potential damages. Outcome appears to increase odds of a settlement.
Educators want higher NCAA academic standards -- but they're not so sure the association has gone about it in the best way.
College football conferences agree that putting additional medical spotters in replay booths is a good idea, but they're debating about giving those observers the power to stop a game.
Many teams at historically black colleges and universities struggle to reach academic progress rate required by NCAA. Next year, the challenge will be even larger.
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