NCAA reform movement covers broad swath of changes



INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA wants a new multi-tiered penalty structure, tougher sanctions and a speedier enforcement process in its next round of changes.

Leaders from the governing body outlined their plans Friday at the annual convention. The new structure could include provisions for so-called aggravating factors, which would increase penalties, and mitigating factors that could help a school.

Middle Tennessee State president Sidney McPhee also says his subcommittee on student well-being will recommend making some modifications to the $2,000 stipend but will urge the Division I Board of Directors to keep the rule. McPhee’s subcommittee also is endorsing a multi-year scholarship, rather than scholarships that are renewed annually. The board will discuss both issues Saturday.