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ODU President Broderick Represents CAA at NCAA Meeting In Indianapolis

Old Dominion University President John R. Broderick is attending meetings in Indianapolis this week as a member of the NCAA Presidential Advisory Committee, where discussions on major changes to intercollegiate athletics structure and the student athlete experience are being discussed.

Among the recommendations being discussed are:

•Increased emphasis on academic performance, including a minimum academic standard to qualify for postseason competition.

•Implementing cost containment policies, to include elimination of foreign tours and out of season competitions, trimming the number of scholarships in specific sports and more.

•Increased assistance to student-athletes, including up to an additional $2,000 miscellaneous-expense allowance toward incidental educational costs above tuition and fees, room and board, and books.

•Allowing institutions to award multi-year grants in aid.

Broderick represents the Colonial Athletic Association on the President's Advisory Committee and in April 2012, he will begin a four- year term as the CAA's representative on the 18 member NCAA Board of Directors. [11 FBS conferences - 7 FCS/Division I (non-fb) conferences.

"The 18 member NCAA Board of Directors is the final policy making authority for the NCAA," says CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager. "The CAA and other Division I conferences are extremely fortunate to be represented by ODU President John Broderick whose leadership will help guide and direct college athletics during this time of rapid and dramatic changes," says CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager.

This article was posted on: October 24, 2011

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