Student-Athletes $2,000 Richer?

Monday October 24th, 2011

Following the scandals targeting high-profile football and basketball programs at schools such as Ohio State University and the University of Miami this year, questions have been raised regarding student-athlete reimbursement.

The Associated Press reports that NCAA president Mark Emmert supports a proposal granting student-athletes $2,000 more in scholarships “to more closely approach” the full cost of attendance.

Emmert expects the proposal to be finalized this week and wants the NCAA to support it.  If it is voted in, conferences will have the option to add the increase to their current grants.  Emmert will also like to see multi-year grants as opposed to year-to-year grants. This proposal may alleviate the issue of illegal payments several top-notch athletes have been accused of accepting including Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor and Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush.

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