On the policy front, the NCAA Div. 1 council approved legislation that will allow athletes designated as elite by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and corresponding national governing bodies in other countries to receive additional training expenses, including travel for parents, guardians, coaches and sports experts.
That sound you hear is romantics everywhere clutching their pearls. This will kill college sports, amirite?
Nah, just kidding. Like every other NCAA retreat on player compensation, this one won’t make a dent in public perception. Too bad football isn’t an Olympic event.