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“Today’s historic change helps balance two of the NCAA’s primary values – higher education and the academic value of athletics competition," said University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler, board chair. "The new revenue distribution plan continues the Association’s tradition of devoting resources to its principles, including promoting student-athlete well-being and now, academic achievement. This decision emphasizes our commitment to college sports as an important part of higher education.”

-- Eric Kaler, president, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and chair of the Division I Board of Directors on the new revenue distribution model.