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Student Well-Being

S.C. Coach Speaks Out in Favor of Student-Athlete Stipends

By Bryan Toporek — May 31, 2012 1 min read
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University of South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier voiced his support yesterday for paying collegiate student-athletes in revenue-producing sports an additional $3,500 to $4,000 a year, ESPN.com reported.

The only problem is, Spurrier’s proposal is dead-on-arrival, barring major changes to the enforcement of Title IX.

Currently, the NCAA has tabled a plan that calls for allowing schools to award their student-athletes with a stipend worth up to $2,000, provided it didn’t exceed the full cost of tuition. The NCAA board of directors initially approved the proposal in October, but it was overridden by late December when more than 125 schools signed an override petition.

The board of directors will be seeking input from schools on the concept of student-athlete stipends in the coming months. One such proposal being floated, according to .

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.