01-15-2010 05:16 PM

ATLANTA −The Division I Leadership Council will forward a report to the Board of Directors this spring that recommends standards for new Division I members, including a path that requires five years as a member of Division II, a bona fide offer of membership in a Division I conference, and an application fee equal to the average annual value of distributions and championships benefits realized by Division I members.

The Council completed an 18-month-long study of the issue, prompted by a four-year moratorium on new members instituted by the Board in August 2007. The Leadership Council, formed in summer 2008, was charged with creating a set of recommendations that could be introduced as legislative proposals in the 2010-11 legislative cycle for approval before the moratorium expires in 2011.

Read more ...