Petition for TV revenue not on agenda
O'Neil: Student-athletes ask for their cut
The NCAA can no longer hide behind the cloak of amateurism, not when its student-athletes are asking to be heard. A recent petition should force the NCAA to answer to those whom it claims to serve, writes Dana O'Neil. Story
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA's board of directors will consider a proposal this week giving conferences the ability to allow an extra $2,000 in scholarship money to be used for men's and women's sports toward the full cost of attendance.
The board is not expected to discuss a petition signed by 300 football and men's basketball players seeking a share of television money. The National College Players Association, an athletes' advocacy group run by former UCLA linebacker Ramogi Huma, started the petition drive.
NCAA president Mark Emmert told The Associated Press that the petition wasn't on Thursday's agenda and many board members were probably unaware of it.
Emmert also clarified a new penalty banning teams from postseason play based on poor classwork would not be imposed until at least the 2012-13 school year.
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