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Greg Johnson | NCAA.com | September 15, 2014

Future championships governance

The Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet discussed Tuesday how the new Division I governance structure will affect the future of the championships cabinet or whatever group replaces it.

If the new Division I governance structure establishes a championships subgroup reporting to the NCAA Division I Council as anticipated, the current Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet members recommend that this group remain a 32-member body composed of representatives from each Division I conference.

Additionally, because student-athletes are the primary focus of championships, the cabinet suggested that four voting student-athletes be included in the composition of the new championships entity. One student-athlete would represent each of the Division I subdivisions.

If a championships subgroup is used, the current cabinet recommends using Council liaisons to ensure appropriate communication between the Council and the championships subgroup. Specifically, two Council members could serve concurrently on the championships subgroup. 

Additionally or alternatively, the chair of the championships subgroup could attend portions of the Council meetings. The latter seems most appropriate, the cabinet members recommended, as the work of the Council might demand considerable time.

The cabinet is also recommending the Division I Council consider appointing some current cabinet members to the new championships entity, should one be formed.

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