Purdue officials examine Pac-12 plan for college sports reform

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels called a letter from Pac-12 Conference presidents urging for sweeping changes to the current NCAA model "highly positive" as the march toward reform of intercollegiate athletics continues.

The group sent a letter to 53 university presidents from the Southeastern, Big Ten, Big 12 and Atlantic Coast Conferences underscoring the "urgency with which we must move forward … (and) that bold rather than incremental action must be taken now."

The presidents outlined a 10-point plan and autonomy in the legislative process for the five leagues. A copy of the letter was first obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday night. The letter was posted on the Pac-12's website Wednesday afternoon.

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