College athletics is challenged by rapidly growing pressures coming from many directions. Campus leaders will need to act more aggressively and comprehensively than in the past. Tweaking the rules will not accomplish the goals of the presidents and chancellors
Working groups were created after the August 2011 Presidential Retreat to affect needed change in the areas of student-athlete well-being; NCAA bylaws; the enforcement and penalty process; and fiscal sustainability in Division I.
As we pursue reform, we must bear in mind that there is nothing more important to collegiate athletics than integrity. We must attack those areas that are serious threats to our integrity and not confuse them with those that are not. This requires us to rethink approaches to many of these issues and how to deal with them.