With the discussions of providing student athletes wth some sort of payment, wouldn't it make sense to make attending a college in their home state a requirement to receive the stipend?
Student athletes, who need the aid the most, would clearly benefit by being closer to home. Travel expenses would be lower, as well as being close enough to home for an occasional meal, laundry service, and weekend visits home.
While being beneficial to athletes, it may also help strengthen rivalries, wiith teams being made up of more home grown players. Smaller programs in talent-rich states may also benefit with more athletes making an effort to stay in state.