Greg Sankey says Power Five split away from NCAA is unlikely

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With talk of the College Football Playoff expanding, there have been offshoots of conversation regarding the Power Five splitting away from the NCAA in order to have their own playoff to crown their own champion.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey shot that idea down during his opening press conference at SEC media days.

“I don’t know where — well, I guess I was commissioner five years ago. It’s been a long time. You try to give me a day off, and then throw that one at me on social media. No, that’s not the focus. I went through a list of observations that aren’t just NCAA related, they are college athletics related. That’s actually us. And some ideas — in fact, ideas that I’ve had — actually don’t resolve issues. They just linger.

So are we closer? Not in my imagination. I do think we all have to be mindful of the reality in front of us, and as I noted, when President Emmert spoke about the need for change and reimagining the national office role, the conference role, and the campus role, that doesn’t speak to your question, but it does speak to we’re going to have to administrator this differently”

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