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New stipends put spotlight on colleges’ math

The start of a new school year ushers in a new financial reality for college athletic departments and, with it, questions about the hot new statistic in college sports: cost of attendance, or COA. Schools use cost of attendance to determine a student’s need for financial aid, and federal law dictates the types of expenses … Continue reading New stipends put spotlight on colleges’ math

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New stipends put spotlight on colleges’ math

The start of a new school year ushers in a new financial reality for college athletic departments and, with it, questions about the hot new statistic in college sports: cost of attendance, or COA. Schools use cost of attendance to determine a student’s need for financial aid, and federal law dictates the types of expenses … Continue reading New stipends put spotlight on colleges’ math

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Power Five Approve Cost of Attendance for Student Athletes at NCAA Convention

It came as no surprise that the Power Five conferences easily passed the cost of attendance measure being considered at the NCAA convention on Saturday. The final vote tally was 79-1 in favor of going to scholarships that cover the full cost of attendance, with 64 of the 65 schools and all 15 of the […]

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Three Things the O’Bannon Ruling Does Not Mean

If you’re not inclined to read my full report on the ruling in the O’Bannon case that came down on Friday, you can probably get away with simply knowing what it does not mean. It does not mean all student athletes are getting cost-of-attendance stipends. In fact, it doesn’t even mean all football and men’s basketball […]Read More

Are O’Bannon Ruling and Title IX at Odds?

One of the most complicated parts of the O’Bannon ruling against the NCAA stems from the fact that Judge Wilken did not have to take Title IX into account when she ordered stipends and trust funds for football and men’s basketball student athletes. I am not a Title IX scholar or expert, but I did interview about a […]Read More

What the O’Bannon Ruling Means for the NCAA and College Sports

A federal judge ruled against the NCAA on Friday on the O’Bannon case, which deal with student athletes’ inability to be compensated for use of their names, images and likenesses. Although the judge dealt the NCAA a blow, and certainly gave student athletes a landmark victory, her ruling was very narrowly tailored. I have a […]Read More

Selling Jerseys with Current Players’ Numbers Isn’t Worth the Risk

“…it’s foreseeable they might get out of the business of selling jerseys with numbers corresponding to current student-athletes if push came to shove.” I made that prediction last August, and now it seems push has come to shove. ESPN’s Darren Rovell is reporting today that several schools – Texas A&M, Arizona and Northwestern – will […]Read More