Posts Tagged ‘Division I Board’

This past week the Division I Board of the National College Athletics AssociationĀ (NCAA) announced that it would give conferences the option of providing athletes withĀ $2,000 in spending money. Good shit, NCAA. You are finally starting to get it, or at leastĀ understand the position of student-athletes.

This reform is long overdue and should be enacted by every college whose athletic teamsĀ rake in millions of dollars for the school from tickets, television shares, and schoolĀ paraphernalia. Student athletes should no doubt benefit from the money that they bring inĀ to colleges and universities. Financial incentives can serve as a deterrent to illegal acts byĀ athletes, alumni and school officials. There have been dozens of accounts over the years where students were given money under the table from wealthy alumni and from the school itself.

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