AAC statement on NCAA Division I governance structure

The American Athletic Conference released a statement on the NCAA Division I governance structure after the meetings last week in Dallas.

Here is the statement in full:

The American Athletic Conference strongly supports the continued open dialogue and examination of the NCAA Division I governance structure. As we seek improvements to our governance and enforcement models, our focus must be on the enhancement of the student-athlete experience while striving to maintain a clear line of demarcation between intercollegiate athletics and professional sports. The promotion of health and safety standards for our student-athletes and a strong commitment to their educational and personal development are of paramount importance. To those ends, we support, among other things, funding student-athlete scholarships up to the full cost of attendance, but we are firmly against the ‘pay-for-play’ model.