Tuesday, January 14, 2014
NCAA targets scholarship agreements
By Mitch Sherman
INDIANAPOLIS -- NCAA officials on Tuesday said they believe a solution has been implemented to stop the movement of elite football prospects from signing scholarship agreements with multiple schools.
The problem surfaced this year as a result of an October legislative interpretation that permitted mid-year enrolling freshmen to sign financial-aid paperwork with college programs after July 31 of their senior years.
The documents differ from a national letter-of-intent in that they serve as binding for the school but not the prospect.