“If you want to compete [in Division I],” he says, “you’ve got to step up.”

The NCAA is still trying to reach a consensus on player stipends.  It’s not going well.  Besides the obvious fault line – there being a lot of schools that either don’t have the money or don’t want to spend the money in that fashion – there’s also a leetle problem with leadership, as nicely understated by Brad Wolverton:

In some ways, the issue has become a referendum on Mr. Emmert, whose attempts to get things done quickly have alienated certain factions.

‘Ya think?

One thing not mentioned in the article that I wonder about is whether some of these schools have begun factoring O’Bannon into the equation.  If that case, either through a settlement or a loss in the courts, results in player compensation from the schools, why toss another $2000 a year their way?

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One response to ““If you want to compete [in Division I],” he says, “you’ve got to step up.”

  1. Bulldog Joe

    Rumor has it one school is opposed to stipends based on its commitment to earn Division I revenue at a Division II cost.