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NCAA BOD Expected To Consider Proposed Restructuring To Create Autonomy

04 / 22 / 14

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive does not think college athletes "should have employee status, but believes there is some common ground with the proposal from the five power leagues and a union movement," according to John Zenor of the AP. The NCAA BOD on Thursday is expected to consider a "recommendatio...

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