In a letter sent to more than 350 Division I schools Tuesday, NCAA President Charlie Baker said he wants to create a new tier of NCAA Division I sports.
In a letter sent to more than 350 Division I schools Tuesday, Baker said he wants the association to create a new tier of NCAA Division I sports where schools would be required to offer at least half their athletes a payment of at least $30,000 per year through a trust fund.
Baker also proposed allowing all Division I schools to offer unlimited educational benefits and enter into name, image and likeness licensing deals with athletes."
This could be great for some individual gymnasts, but not great for a lot of teams.
The top tier of the D1 schools could end up looking like the SEC - sponsoring the minimum number of sports required to play in the conference.
The choice between football and everything else is always football.