NCAA and Big Ten Have Big Changes Approaching

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DETROIT, May 25, 2022 ~ Changes are coming to the NCAA, including possible elimination of divisions within conferences, and removal of incoming scholarship recruitment limits.

Michigan State Athletic Director Alan Haller stated in a Detroit Economic Club conference at MotorCity Casino that the Big Ten will be be realigning the conference, and they are currently “working through” the details.

The division change could be more justified as the NCAA relaxed restrictions on FBS games last week, allowing conferences to choose which teams play for titles, and leading the Pac-12 to state that the teams with the highest win percentages will now compete in the championship games.

Additionally, the NCAA Division I Council has lifted the annual scholarship signing cap for the next two years. However, FBS teams are still only allowed to have 85 scholarship players maximum on the roster, while FCS teams are allowed a maximum of 63.

Below, hear 760 WJR Sports Analyst Steve Courtney preview the developments with 760 WJR‘s Paul W. Smith, and talk about what changes may be coming.


May 25, 2022 ~ 760 WJR Sports Analyst Steve Courtney talks to Paul W. about remarks made by MSU Athletic Director Alan Haller this week who says changes may be coming to the Big Ten football program.