February 28, 2024

Power Conference Alignment Still on the Table at NCAA Meetings


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – NCAA president Mark Emmert says another round of conference realignment could be sparked by schools trying to improve their chances to play in the proposed four-team college football playoff. Emmert was in Kansas City on Thursday to discuss various issues with representatives of the Big 12, who were conducting their annual meetings at the InterContinental Hotel. He said the dust may have finally settled on conference realignment, but warned that a change to the postseason system could set the wheels in motion again. Emmert called it “unrealistic” that teams from the power conferences would break away from the NCAA to form their own organization, as some have speculated. He also cautioned about the growing gulf between the “haves” and “have-nots” of major college sports.

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