NCAA Proposal Would Give New Powers to Biggest Leagues

The five wealthiest athletics conferences are positioned to gain new clout within the NCAA, paving the way for them to spend money more freely to help athletes and make rules that could exclusively benefit their institutions, according to an NCAA document obtained by The Chronicle.

 The 14-page proposal—which was distributed on Thursday by Nathan O. Hatch, president of Wake Forest University and chair of the Division I Board of