In this Dec. 7, 2013 file photo, Baylor safety Ahmad Dixon, left, and linebacker Eddie Lackey (5) lift the Big 12 trophy after defeating Texas 30-10 in the conference championship game in Waco, Texas. The NCAA board of directors voted 16-2 on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in favor of a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools.
In this Dec. 7, 2013 file photo, Baylor safety Ahmad Dixon, left, and linebacker Eddie Lackey (5) lift the Big 12 trophy after defeating Texas 30-10 in the conference championship game in Waco, Texas. The NCAA board of directors voted 16-2 on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in favor of a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools. LM Otero The Associated Press
In this Dec. 7, 2013 file photo, Baylor safety Ahmad Dixon, left, and linebacker Eddie Lackey (5) lift the Big 12 trophy after defeating Texas 30-10 in the conference championship game in Waco, Texas. The NCAA board of directors voted 16-2 on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in favor of a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools. LM Otero The Associated Press

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