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Pac-12 heads detail plans for reform

Pac-12 university presidents have sent a letter to their colleagues at the other four major football conferences calling for sweeping changes to the NCAA model and autonomy for those leagues.

The letter, obtained by the Associated Press on Tuesday night, was sent last week to the other 53 university presidents from the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and ACC.

Spurred in part by Northwestern players' move to unionize, the Pac-12 presidents outlined a 10-point plan for reform that includes many proposals commissioners have been advocating for several years, including a stipend for athletes. The NCAA is working on a new governance structure that will allow the five wealthiest conferences to make some rules without the support of smaller Division I schools.

RAPE PREVENTION: After the dismissal of three basketball players in the wake of a police investigation into rape allegations, Oregon formed a panel to review prevention and response practices in sexual misconduct cases.

FOOTBALL: Miami's Sept. 13 home game against Arkansas State is to be televised on ESPNU. Kickoff for the game, the first of a home-and-home series between the schools, is set for 2:30 p.m. … Houston coach Tony Levine agreed to a five-year contract that runs through the 2018 season. It replaces the five-year deal he signed when he joined the Cougars before the 2012 season.

WOMEN'S GOLF: Florida was tied for 16th at 25-over 305 after the first round of the NCAA Championship at the Tulsa (Okla.) Country Club. Junior Sarah Schober shot at a team-best 4-over 74). Oklahoma shot 8-over 288 to lead UCLA by three.

SOFTBALL: The schedule was announced for host Florida's NCAA Tournament Super Regional against Washington. Saturday's opener is at 1 (ESPNU), Sunday is noon (ESPN) and if necessary a third game would be at 3 Sunday (ESPN).

TENNIS: Kyle McPhillips beat Caroline Price 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the last singles match, helping UCLA beat North Carolina 4-3 in Athens, Ga., for the Bruins' second NCAA women's title.

Pac-12 heads detail plans for reform 05/20/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:26pm]
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