NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power

Updated: Thursday, August 7, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA board of directors has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping package plan that will give the five biggest conferences the ability to create some of their own rules.

If the legislation approved Thursday withstands an override attempt, the five wealthiest Division I conferences could start exercising their new autonomy as early as Oct. 1.

The SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 will have the ability to implement some rules on their own, though probably not policies on rules violations. But a stipend for athletes that goes beyond currently allowed limits of tuition, room and board, books and fees, seems likely.

Commissioners and school leaders from the power conferences have until Oct. 1 to create a wish list of issues they want to handle on their own.

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Scores & Schedules

June 30, 2015 07:10 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Monday's Games

Cincinnati 11 Minnesota 7

Oakland 7 Colorado 1

Tuesday's Games

Pittsburgh (G.Cole 11-3) at Detroit (Verlander 0-1), 7:08 p.m.

Minnesota (P.Hughes 6-6) at Cincinnati (DeSclafani 5-5), 7:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Sale 6-4) at St. Louis (Lynn 5-4), 8:15 p.m.

Seattle (Montgomery 2-2) at San Diego (Kennedy 4-6), 10:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Games

Texas 8, Baltimore 1

Boston 3, Toronto 1

Cleveland 7, Tampa Bay 1

Houston 6, Kansas City 1

L.A. Angels 4, N.Y. Yankees 1

Tuesday's Games

Texas (Lewis 7-3) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-4), 7:05 p.m.

Boston (E.Rodriguez 3-2) at Toronto (Estrada 5-3), 7:07 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 6-3) at Tampa Bay (E.Ramirez 6-2), 7:10 p.m.

Kansas City (D.Duffy 2-3) at Houston (Keuchel 9-3), 8:10 p.m.

Colorado (J.De La Rosa 4-3) at Oakland (Gray 9-3), 10:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Nova 1-0) at L.A. Angels (Heaney 0-0), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games

Milwaukee 7, Philadelphia 4

Arizona 10, L.A. Dodgers 6

Tuesday's Games

Milwaukee (Jungmann 2-1) at Philadelphia (Hamels 5-6), 7:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 2-4) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 3-7), 7:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Vogelsong 6-5) at Miami (Latos 2-5), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (Zimmermann 5-5) at Atlanta (S.Miller 5-3), 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Frias 5-5) at Arizona (R.De La Rosa 6-3), 9:40 p.m.

Colorado (J.De La Rosa 4-3) at Oakland (Gray 9-3), 10:05 p.m.

WNBA

Monday's Games

No games scheduled=

Tuesday's Games

Indiana at Connecticut, 7 p.m.

New York at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Tulsa at Seattle, 10 p.m.

San Antonio at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

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