student athletes http://wrkf.org en NCAA Directors Decide To Allow More Freedom To Wealthier Schools http://wrkf.org/post/ncaa-directors-decide-allow-more-freedom-wealthier-schools Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>Today, the NCAA announced what could be major changes in the way it operates. Among those potential changes, more autonomy for the five wealthiest Division 1 conferences and more benefits for student athletes. The board of directors endorsed the moves today at their headquarters in Indianapolis. Final approval could come in August, when the board meets next.<p>NPR's Tom Goldman has been following developments and he joins us now. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:53:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 25686 at http://wrkf.org Why Black College Football Players Fall Behind In Education http://wrkf.org/post/why-black-college-football-players-fall-behind-education New research raises concerns about low graduations rates for black college football players. Host Michel Martin finds out more from education reporter Emily Richmond, and professor Shaun Harper of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:28:00 +0000 editor 20233 at http://wrkf.org