NCAA poised to making sweeping changes

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA is putting reform on the fast track.

Money to address complaints that scholarships don't cover the full cost of attendance? Check. Multi-year scholarships? Check. Changes in summer basketball recruiting and postseason bans for poor classroom performance? Check.

All four issues are on the agenda of the NCAA's Division I board of directors, which is meeting today and is expected to act quickly.

Scandals have rocked programs from Boise State to Miami. The reigning national champions in football (Auburn) and men's basketball (Connecticut) were both investigated by the NCAA. The revolving door of conference realignment is still spinning wildly, and the Justice Department is even asking about scholarship rules.

"The presidents have been unequivocal in trying to do this as quickly as we can," said NCAA President Mark Emmert.

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