On Thursday, the NCAA Board of Directors voted to give autonomy to the Power 5 conferences in college sports.
The SEC, ACC, Pac-12, Big 12, Big 10 and Notre Dame are now allowed to write their own rules, separate of the rest of the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Shep talked to Dr. Jon Steinbrecher, the commissioner of the Mid American Conference, on Friday morning to discuss the vote.
When asked about the possibility of the Power 5 schools only playing each other in college football, and not any of the other conferences, Steinbrecher said it was "unrealistic."
[PODCAST] Jon Steinbrecher
Shep talks to MAC Commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher about the Power 5 vote for more autonomy in college sports, how it impacts the other conferences in the FBS and the inevitability of paying players.
Matt Shepard is the play-by-play voice of University of Michigan basketball, Eastern Michigan University football and the Detroit Lions television network. He can also be found on TV locally on Fox Sports Detroit and nationally on the Big Ten Network for college hockey and baseball.Learn more.