NCAA Board of Directors Adopt Scholarship Aid Proposal

By Alex on October 27, 2011 at 2:55p

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The Vest-er's picture

Tattoos for everyone!

Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.

BucksfanXC's picture

Able to receive or required to be paid by the schools? Only full cost schollies, so bball and fball only?

WOW. Big recruiting advantage for a money making AD like OSU. The rich get richer.

Also, you kid about free tatoos for everyone, but hell, now these kids will have money to spend that the school can use to describe how they afford new cars, tats, Beats (TM) headphones, and iPhones, etc.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

It's only for football and basketball players and not the other athletes? As if the soccer, gymnasts, hockey players and other non-football and basketball players at OSU and other schools are so wealthy and the football and basketball players are the needy ones? What makes the football and basketball players so much more special than the other student-athletes? I'd also put a clause in the deal that one conviction of assault, theft or other illegality, including speeding, while you are in school or out of school in the summer and you don't get the money. Parking fines are excluded. I have received a parking ticket or two, so I know how that goes.

Seth4Bucks's picture

Speeding? That's a little harsh. I agree with the rest of this, but speeding seems a little over the top. Now I'd agree if it's excessive speeding. IMHO, there's a big difference between getting caught going 7 over vs exceeding the limit by say 15-20 MPH.

DJ Byrnes's picture

$38 a week! $38 a week! THESE ARE NOW TEAMS OF KINGS.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

Nick's picture

That's enough to go a movie and have dinner for yourself, thats about it

Seth4Bucks's picture

I like it these changes . . . and yes there's more than just one. The new academic requirements will also be interesting down the line as more teams could fail to qualify for the postseason.

Seth4Bucks's picture

Multi year scholarships? Am I reading that correctly?

BoFuquel's picture

Is this or is it not a GRAY BOX.Gray box = bad right.I'm trying to get this training program down pat.Nurse, Nurse my 10:00 PM drugs, I can't wait!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

NC_Buckeye's picture

Last week the Roundtable had a question about which commenter the 11W staffers would like to meet. Bo is my selection.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest comes to mind every time I read one of his comments.

Bo, what kind of meds do they have you on dude?

flipbuckeye's picture

Good choice. I really have no idea what Bofuquel's posts mean 95% of the time.

SensibleBuckeye's picture

The question to ask is "how does this impact our beloved Buckeyes"?  Perhaps this gives hope as to the outcome of the scandal of 2010. 

I find it difficult to believe that the Tressel / Tat 6 incident and the fact that the players involved sited the lack of spending money as part of their motivation didn't have an impact on the decision by the NCAA. 

Furthermore, now having made this landmark decision, can the NCAA now come back and sanction the heck out of the Buckeyes after acknowledging that something needed to change for cash strapped student-athletes?

As for the multi-year scholarship issue...this is simply the NCAA's effort to address oversigning.

If I were a coach recruiting a player who was considering an SEC destination I would remind him that the SEC's history has been to offer scholarships on a yearly basis...sure you could go there, but you'd also run the risk of being cut from the team while at our (non-SEC) institution you'd receive a 4 year scholarship.  This could possibly level the field regarding oversigning but only time will tell.

JLP36's picture

The whole world just changed.  The NCAA just admitted that student athletes should be paid.  They then attached a pathetic figure. 

No longer is the equation an exchange of an education for athletic participation.  

The issue is no longer SHOULD they get paid.  It is now HOW MUCH should they get paid.  

The Genie is now out of the bottle.  Good Luck containing that.

Anyone excpect a salary cap in the SEC? 


BucksfanXC's picture

I definitely understand your POV on this, but I don't think that's what they are saying. That's why they called it a cost of attendence adjustment. They are only admitting that the scholarships student-athletes receive don't fully pay for the necessary educational and living expenses. So they upped the amount, only for those that really matter or were complaining about it anyway.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

JLP36's picture

I just don't see how the NCAA stops the slide on this one.  I have very mixed feelings.  I love college football.  I think that paying players will eventually ruin the sport, yet it is a crime the way everyone rakes in massive profits from the names and images of these guys.  One of my first introductions to Tat gate was during an early season basketball game on BTN.  BTN used a TO to run sponsor banners under a highlight reel of breakaway dunks.  They then proceeded to show 30 seconds of TP highlights as they teased their news show following the BB game with a voice over about the scandal in Columbus.  All brought to you by State Farm, which had their logo on all of the TP highlights.  State Farm is using Pryor's image to sell insurance.  BTN is selling ad space.  Pryor is in trouble for selling his own stuff! The NCAA is eventually going to lose lawsuits on their use of player images on licensed products, as well they should.  I don't have any answers, but I can't see how the pressure does not continue to build against the NCAA - because they are in the wrong most of the time.