NCAA president expects new-look organization in 2014

NCAA President Mark Emmert gestures during a news conference in Indianapolis, Monday, July 23, 2012. 

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

NCAA President Mark Emmert gestures during a news conference in Indianapolis, Monday, July 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

NEW YORK — NCAA president Mark Emmert said he believes a new NCAA governance model could be in place as early as next summer.

Emmert, speaking Wednesday at the IMG Intercollegiate Athletics Forum, discussed potential changes to the governance structure, along the lines of what athletic directors and conference commissioners have outlined.

Generally speaking, the format would give the Big 5 conferences — ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — more autonomy in decision-making and authority in other areas.

It would also give them the ability to implement certain policies for just schools in their conferences.

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