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AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 07, 2014

NCAA Board Hands Big Ten, Other Power Conferences, More Autonomy

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

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Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany

The NCAA board of directors has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping package plan that will give the five biggest conferences the ability to create their some of their own rules. 

Categories: Economics, Education, Sports

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 07, 2014

NCAA Votes To Boost Student-Athletes’ Benefits, Big Schools’ Power

By Tom Goldman, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

NCAA President Mark Emmert on Capitol Hill

Major college sports programs have taken what could be a major step toward sharing their wealth with the student-athletes whose performances help line their coffers.  Thursday's vote impacts the Power 5 conferences, including the Big Ten.







WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 25, 2014

Unit Four Returns To Interstate Drive For High School Site

By Jim Meadows

A sign announcing the site of a future Champaign Central High School stands in a field along Olympian Drive on the north edge of Champaign, with the Ashland Park residential subdivision visible in the distance.

The Champaign Unit Four school district says it’s back to considering Interstate Drive as the sole site for a new Champaign Central High School.

Categories: Education


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