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NCAA Constitution Committee Begins Overhaul Process

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The NCAA’s Constitution Committee this week met for the first time to begin the process of implementing radical changes at the association and in college sports.

Constitution Committee chair and Board of Governors independent member Robert. M. Gates, said in a statement this week that the committee has begun its work to “deliver proposals that will create transformational change.”

Gates stressed that participation from NCAA schools will be key to identifying how best to proceed with the transformation of college sports.

“The committee approved a letter to the membership that will be sent this week outlining the process and opportunities to provide input,” Gates said. “It also reviewed a survey that will be widely distributed next week to all constituent elements of the NCAA and discussed additional means of accessing diverse views on needed changes, including from student-athletes. In November, it will submit for membership feedback a working draft of its proposals, which will be discussed at a special virtual convention to be convened no later than Nov. 15.” 

The final proposals will be provided to the NCAA Board of Governors by Dec. 5 and scheduled for votes in January by the full NCAA membership at the association’s annual convention in Indianapolis.

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