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College Football Needs New Governing Body: Watchdog (Corrected)

Dec. 3, 2020, 8:59 PM; Updated: Dec. 4, 2020, 3:33 PM

Major college football programs should be governed by a new entity, separate from the NCAA, a panel of higher education and athletic leaders recommended Thursday.

The proposal reflects the diverging interests of most Division I colleges and college football programs, which increasingly absorb vast sums of money, according to leaders of the academic watchdog Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.

“The governance of NCAA Division I has not kept pace with the rapid commercial growth of college sports,” said Nancy Zimpher, a commission member and former chancellor of the State University of New York.

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