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Conference USA proposing player stipens

Conference USA's presidents and athletic directors unanimously endorsed providing a stipend for full-scholarship athletes during a two-day retreat that ended Thursday in Irving, Texas.

The issue of providing athletes with a stipend of about $2,000 per year to help pay for living expenses not provided in traditional scholarships is one of several that has led the major conferences to consider forming a new NCAA division.

ODU athletic director Wood Selig said traditional scholarships pay for tuition, room, board and books. They do not pay for clothing, expenses for athletes to travel home during the holidays or for necessary items such as toothpaste and razors. Selig

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I think it is time for the major conferences to form their own division and ONLY play each other.


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ODU athletic director Wood Selig said traditional scholarships pay for tuition, room, board and books. They do not pay for clothing, expenses for athletes to travel home during the holidays or for necessary items such as toothpaste and razors. Selig


Balderdash, we got travel checks to go home for the holidays, IF we had to practice over those holidays.

The rest is bogus too. Other non athlete college students find a way.


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I think it is time for the major conferences to form their own division and ONLY play each other
and who are the major conferences and where's the cutoff between them and everyone else?


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$2000 wont even buy a nice set of rims


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SG_Geaux
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and who are the major conferences and where's the cutoff between them and everyone else?




ACC

Big 10

Big 12

PAC 12

SEC

Maybe the AAC


Notre Dame will have to get on board or get left out.
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quail man
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The rest is bogus too. Other non athlete college students find a way.


Because they can get jobs...


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Wood Selig




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LSUPTL79
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Why only full-scholarship athletes? That would seem to cause a problem between other student-athletes.


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D011ahbi11
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Because they can get jobs...


And so can athletes..,


quail man
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Not full time and not until the summer.


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And so can athletes..,


All of our guys worked over the summer and some during off season.

In summer our workouts were Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours each day(1 hour lift, 1 hour running) and Wednesday we would have a 30 minute 6:00am running workout and Friday we only had an hour long lift workout in the morning as well.

Plenty of time to work, I worked 60+ hours a week during my summers for a minor league baseball team and stockpiled money for the school year.
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Cap Crunch
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They do not pay for clothing

You should see how much free clothing college athletes get


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Not full time

If all you need to buy is a few clothes, some razors, and toothpaste, I think a part time job would be fine


quail man
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Last time I checked, you need a bit more than money for toothpaste and razors to live.


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D011ahbi11
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Not full time and not until the summer.


I'm not sure this statement is correct. You can work full time during the summer, but there's a limit on how much you can work during the rest of the year.


quail man
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It should have read you can't work full time until the summer. You can work minimally until then and not during your sport's season because there simply isn't time.


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You should see how much free clothing college athletes get


If you qualified for the Pell Grant, you got a $250 clothing check per semester from the athletic department.

What would happen is that you would get $250 to spend on clothes. And you had to bring back the receipts to the compliance office to prove you spent that money on clothes.

What people would do would be to buy an expensive pair of shoes or something, and get 2 receipts. They would give one receipt to compliance, and then return the shoes with the other receipt and pocket the cash. That is what I would do, and others would do with their clothing check.

Giving athletes a stipend for clothes, razors, toothpaste, etc. would just see abuses like that.


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