NCAA poised to approve new enforcement policies

NCAA President Mark Emmert gestures during a news conference in Indianapolis, Monday, July 23, 2012. The NCAA has slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. �(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA's board of directors is ready to make sweeping changes in enforcement policy.

After months of debate among the schools, the committee will consider a proposal Tuesday that is intended to speed up the litigation process, hold head coaches more accountable for infractions and expand the penalty structure from two tiers to four.

In August, the board endorsed the proposal, which has remained essentially unchanged.

The vote is the latest move in the NCAA's reform efforts.

Last fall, the board approved more stringent requirements for incoming freshmen and stipends of up to $2,000 for student-athletes, a measure that has been put on hold after opponents secured enough votes to override the legislation.

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