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.
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?