Wednesday October 29th, 2014

The Mid-American Conference released a statement Tuesday supporting allowing student-athletes to receive more grant-in-aid money to cover the cost-of-attendance. 

The move needs to be approved by the NCAA at a convention in January, and if the legislation passes it could take affect next year. 

According to, the MAC "would then potentially have the ability to set the bar for how much of an increase student-athletes at member schools could receive."

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From the MAC's statement:

The MAC will support the redefinition of an athletics grant-in-aid to include cost of attendance if autonomous legislation is enacted during the annual NCAA Convention in January 2015.

On Monday, Pac-12 officials voted to guarantee scholarships for four years and for the provision of health care for athletics-related injuries up until four years after an athlete leaves an institution. 

The Big Ten pledged to guarantee its athletes' scholarships earlier this month.

- Molly Geary

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