End of primacy for NCAA. I think D1A or whatever it's called, D2, D3 will still need/use it. But I agree that the super conferences are headed towards a level of independence.
If so, for the sake of women's sports, let's hope the supers, collectively or independently, do better than the NCAA has done. We don't need more of the same. If we're going to reinvent sports governance for major universities, let's set higher standards for all.
"The Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC are expected to make a formal announcement about their alignment soon, perhaps as early as next week, multiple sources told The Athletic."
"Schools within the three conferences believe they are like-minded, that they want to continue to prioritize broad-based sports offerings and that the academic profile of their institutions matters — as does graduating athletes."