The Pac-12 presidents covered a lot of territory in their proposals for NCAA changes outlined in a letter sent to their counterparts of the four other major football-playing conferences.
Some good ideas, a few that need substantial detail, and at least one that ain’t happening. Here’s my reaction:
– Permit institutions to make scholarship awards up to the full cost of attendance.
Reaction: That’s right, full scholarships do not necessarily– and in most cases don’t — cover the full cost of a student attending a school. Especially for kids whose families don’t have a lot of resources, this is an issue. There is plenty of money available at the big schools, no matter what anyone says, and this is right and reasonable.
– Provide reasonable ongoing medical or insurance assistance for student-athletes who suffer an incapacitating injury in competition or practice. Continue efforts to reduce the incidence of disabling injury.
Reaction: It’s unthinkable this is not standard procedure. Should be at the top of the list.