The NCAA Board of Directors announced today that it will adopt major changes to the college sports landscape when it pertains to scholarships.
“These changes demonstrate a remarkable resolve by presidents,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said. “They represent a return to and a focus on values that are at the core of what intercollegiate athletics are all about. They also represent a clear signal to the world about what we care about and what we stand for.”
Student-athletes who receive full athletic scholarships will now be eligible to receive an extra $2,000 or the full cost of attendance, whichever is less. This comes after Emmert came out in support of the grant earlier this week.
The legislation also gives schools the option to offer multi-year scholarships to their athletes or maintain the current year-to-year model. Other changes in the proposal include more rigid academic standards.