Sunday, January 15, 2012

Stipend plan goes back to the drawing board

The NCAA Convention has been going on in Indianapolis. High-profile issues were on the docket this year including the controversial $2,000 student-athlete stipend. That the issue was pushed back to the working subcommittee that proposed it initially last summer was not surprising--in contrast to some of the news reports on the meeting. The subcommittee will work on some of concerns over Title IX, students on partial scholarships, and hopefully the concern many schools had over how to fund these scholarships when one isn't in the BCS. A new proposal is expected in April after which there will be a 60-day comment period.

A PS of sorts: membership voted NOT to reduce football scholarships or women's basketball scholarships.