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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Clarifying Big Ten's scholarship upgrade plan

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

There has been a bit of confusion in the past week about the Big Ten's proposal to make full athletic scholarships go further than they currently do.

Since commissioner Jim Delany mentioned the proposal to reporters last Tuesday, you've probably heard a lot about pay-for-play, stipends, salaries and the like. It's not what the plan actually entails.

I checked in with Big Ten associate commissioner for compliance Chad Hawley to get a clearer picture.

Here are some key points:
I'm sure we'll be talking much more about this topic, so stay tuned.