College Football

NCAA schools ratify new constitution

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) NCAA member schools voted to ratify a new, streamlined constitution Thursday, paving the way for a decentralized approach to governing college sports that will hand more power to schools and conferences.

The vote was overwhelmingly in favor, 801-195, and was the main order of business at the NCAA's annual convention. NCAA President Mark Emmert, in his state of college sports address - delivered via video conference to a convention ballroom because he is currently in COVID-19 protocols, called the new constitution more of a "declaration of independence."

Now each of the association's three divisions will be empowered to govern itself.

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