Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Inquiry Methods on Table League Meetings to Begin Today

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Inquiry Methods on Table League Meetings to Begin Today

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Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer

In addition to the normal business of television contracts and schedules, bowl games and monetary disbursement, the Southeastern Conference will discuss the way it conducts investigations and enforces NCAA regulations at its annual spring meetings today through Friday in Destin.

Ole Miss Chancellor Robert Khayat will present his idea of forming an independent task force to conduct investigations and enforce NCAA regulations, thus relieving the accusations of bias that have plagued the SEC in its investigations of NCAA infractions. Those accusations have been more prevalent recently, especially from Alabama fans who believe the SEC and outgoing Commissioner Roy Kramer have been overly tough on the Crimson Tide while taking a lighter approach against other schools.

Alabama fans are closely watching the events at Tennessee and LSU and the SEC's handling of the cases. LSU is investigating accusations that student-athletes were given preferential treatment in regard to grade changes and having work done for them by tutors. …

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