MAC adopts 4 proposals to decrease time demands for athletes

by Associated Press on September 8, 2016

The Mid-American Conference has adopted four proposals developed by student-athletes to regulate time demands on those participating in college sports, including a mandatory two weeks off after the season.

The MAC announced Thursday that its council of presidents voted unanimously to adopt the proposals approved by athletic directors. The proposals originated from a report drafted by the conference’s student-advisory committee.

In July, the Power Five conferences put forth several concepts to reduce the demands on athletes. The concepts will form a proposal for NCAA legislation that the autonomy conferences plan to vote on in January.

The MAC decided not to wait. MAC schools can implement the proposals immediately, but they are mandatory for the 2017-18 school year.